We’re not in the past or the present any more. This is the future.
Get in from work, and your location-aware iPhone talks to your iPhone-aware house. The lights come on, the blinds go up, the kettle starts boiling and the music starts. For added sci-fi points, you can say “Hey, Siri… I’m home”.
It’s amazing. Set up scenes, control products individually, control pretty much everything in your house if you want…
Some gadgets are already smart out of the box; just plug them in and they’re at your command. But others need a bit of help – maybe you have a favourite lamp or kettle, or you want to integrate something like your home cinema receiver or TV into the smart-home ecosystem. For those products, you need to add a smart plug.
Elgato’s Eve Energy can help – and it does more than just let you bark at your phone to activate your stuff.
It integrates into scenes, for a start. Use more than one Eve Energy device and you can trigger them all with one command – fully compatible with the rest of your Apple HomeKit-enabled devices. You don’t even need to set them up with Wi-Fi – Bluetooth is all you need. They won’t add clutter to your already crowded home network, and they’ll use less energy than Wi-Fi connected smart-plugs, too.
Your wish is their command
Bring up any Eve Energy plug using the free app and you can see how much energy is being used by whatever’s plugged into it, complete with an estimated cost. You can even access it remotely to check up on energy consumption – and turn your devices on and off – if you have an Apple TV. Great if you want to turn your lights on at night if you’re on holiday (or if you want to mess with your flatmates’ heads). And it’s all end-to-end encrypted, so you won’t have to worry about nefarious types hacking your bedside table.
Eve Energy also works with Elgato’s other connected home products, including the Eve Room wireless indoor sensor, Eve Weather wireless outdoor sensor, Eve Door & Window contact sensor and Eve Thermo thermostatic radiator valve.
Plus, if you have HomeKit-enabled kit from other manufacturers, it’ll work with those too. That gives you an entire smart ecosystem… tailored for you.
For more information on Elgato Eve Energy, and the rest of the Elgato range, visit www.elgato.com/eve