Eve Announces New Matter Outlet, Light Switch and Blinds

Smart home company Eve Systems today announced several new Matter-enabled smart home devices, including the new Eve Energy Outlet and updated versions of the Eve Light Switch and Eve Motion Blinds. With Matter integration, all of the devices work with HomeKit.

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Eve Energy Outlet connects to a smart home setup using Thread. It includes two receptacles that can be controlled individually, and it provides advanced energy monitoring functionality so users can see just how much energy devices are consuming.

Eve Energy Outlet is able to replace any existing outlet in a single or multi-gang installation. It will integrate with other ‌HomeKit‌ products, allowing for automations and control via the Home app and Siri. Energy monitoring will be available in the Eve app.

Eve also announced the upcoming launch of Matter versions of the Eve Light Switch and the Eve Blinds Collection. The Light Switch replaces traditional switches and adds smart functionality, while the Eve Blinds Collection is a lineup of made-to-measure smart blinds.

Eve Energy Outlet is set to launch in February, and it will be available from the Eve Store and from Amazon. It will be priced at $50. The Matter-enabled Eve Light Switch will launch in the second quarter of 2024 for $50, while the Eve Blinds Collection will be available in the Eve Store on February 1.

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Makosuke Avatar
26 weeks ago
Smart outlets are funny, because they're a product that the geek in me feels like I should want, but I have absolutely no actual use for. I plug in lots of stuff, but exactly 0% of it is something that there's even marginal value in remotely controlling. Electronics, computers, kitchen appliances, and so on, all of it is either always-on or there's no value at all in remotely controlling it. I guess I need more desk lamps or something?

The blinds I'd be excited about, especially since they're retrofit on existing blinds, except they appear to only be for roller blinds, and my house is very much a mini-blind house. Oh well.
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Jason_9 Avatar
26 weeks ago
I stopped buying this **** when companies left and right started not supporting older devices or changing terms of service after the fact.
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mattyj2001 Avatar
26 weeks ago

Smart outlets are funny, because they're a product that the geek in me feels like I should want, but I have absolutely no actual use for. I plug in lots of stuff, but exactly 0% of it is something that there's even marginal value in remotely controlling. Electronics, computers, kitchen appliances, and so on, all of it is either always-on or there's no value at all in remotely controlling it. I guess I need more desk lamps or something?

The blinds I'd be excited about, especially since they're retrofit on existing blinds, except they appear to only be for roller blinds, and my house is very much a mini-blind house. Oh well.
We're in the process of going solar, where saving every last bit of electricity is a good thing. Knowing that I have a toaster over that trickles out power even when it's not on would be useful. Turn off all your unused outlets overnight when you'll never use them and they won't contribute to backup battery drain (unless the outlets themselves drain, which I'm guessing they do.) Would be interesting to see what the tradeoff is, and if the outlet itself would save wasted trickle on a given appliance.
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Makosuke Avatar
26 weeks ago

No I have a motion sensor in the office that turns the plug on when I arrive in the morning, that then reconnects all the hue bulbs / lights that are running through it, my screens, docking base and chargers. Its all connected via Zigbee to home assistant. Once per quarter home assistant then reads the values and notifies with how much I have to charge back.
Ahh, I stand corrected in that case. Motion detector isn't quite as "smart home" as a geofence or something, but that's certainly not just power measurement.


The idea of "control cool things" like a coffee maker and stuff....in practicality just isn't something most people need or really even want ??‍♂️
On top of not really wanting it, another substantial issue with the "control cool things"/"make anything smart by plugging it into a smart plug" concept is that a lot of devices just aren't controlled that way.

The coffee maker is a perfect example: My coffee maker is quite dumb, but still requires you to push a button to start it brewing, so putting it on a smart plug would let me automate essentially nothing. If I wanted even the most basic of automation, I'd need to buy a new one that has a built-in timer, if not something fancy and internet connected.

Likewise every other device other than a lamp that I might want to automate--if it doesn't automatically start doing whatever I want it to do as soon as it's plugged in, a smart plug does nothing for it. I think the only thing I own that might be usable that was is a hot water pot that heats up on being plugged in, but it already has a timer built-in so I would get little out of adding more significant automation to it.
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antnythr Avatar
26 weeks ago
What is with the pricing of these smart devices? $50 for a plug outlet or a light switch?
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Jzvm Avatar
26 weeks ago
If/when I get a home battery for outages some day, I may get a Span panel to control which circuits use the limited battery capacity. The problems are that installing a Span panel can cost $10k and some of my circuits cover all outlets in multiple rooms. My modem and router are on a circuits with multiple bedrooms.

I could install smart outlets and switches for less than a Span panel and I could leave on only the outlets that are critical during an outage.

But I probably won’t get a home battery and I probably won’t install a ton of smart outlets and switches because losing power for a couple of days a year is not really worth it.
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