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Review: Eve Button Offers Quick Physical Controls for Activating Your Favorite HomeKit Scenes

Friday March 16, 2018 2:06 pm PDT by
Elgato has been making HomeKit-enabled "Eve" Bluetooth accessories for several years now, and the company now boasts an impressive lineup that includes a range of sensors, switches and smart plugs, and motion detectors. Eve Button, Elgato's newest product, is a simple little three-gesture switch that's designed to control all of your other HomeKit products, activating scenes, turning lights on ...

Review: Elgato Eve Light Switch and Eve Motion Add Versatility to Your HomeKit Setup

Thursday October 26, 2017 1:34 pm PDT by
Elgato's Eve lineup of smart home devices is one of the largest contributors to the HomeKit ecosystem, with a variety of sensors and switches for inside and out, including five more products announced a couple of months ago. We reviewed a set of the early Eve products two years ago, when we found a solid set of sensors that were hampered by bugs in the early days of HomeKit. HomeKit has come a ...

Review: Elgato's $300 Thunderbolt 3 Dock Offers a Solid Set of Ports in a Slim Design

Friday July 21, 2017 12:53 pm PDT by
Over the past few months, I've taken a look at a number of Thunderbolt 3 docks that all hit the market around the same time, including models from OWC, CalDigit, Belkin, and Kensington. There's at least one more major player in the market, so today I'm sharing my thoughts on Elgato's $300 Thunderbolt 3 Dock. Elgato's dock has a lot in common with many of its competitors, including a slim...

Review: Elgato's New HomeKit-Connected Eve Degree is a Sleek, Palm-Sized Temperature Monitor

Friday June 2, 2017 9:31 am PDT by
Elgato recently updated its Eve lineup of HomeKit-connected products with the Eve Degree, a temperature and humidity sensor that joins the existing Eve Weather and the Eve Room. Priced at $69.99, the Eve Degree feels like an iteration of the cheaper Eve Weather. It monitors temperature, humidity, and atmospheric pressure like the Eve Weather, but it's smaller, better designed, and it...

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CES 2019: Elgato Unveils Thunderbolt 3 Pro Dock With Dual USB-C, Dual USB-A, Gigabit Ethernet, DisplayPort, and More

Wednesday January 9, 2019 6:31 am PST by
Elgato parent company Corsair at CES 2019 this week unveiled its new Thunderbolt 3 Pro Dock. The dock connects to the latest MacBook Pro and MacBook Air with a single Thunderbolt 3 cable and provides a wide variety of additional I/O connectivity options, eliminating the need for multiple adapters. The dock is equipped with two USB-C ports with transfer speeds up to 10Gb/s, two USB-A ports...

Elgato Shifting to Focus 'Exclusively' on Line of Eve HomeKit Devices

Wednesday June 27, 2018 7:47 am PDT by
Elgato Systems today announced that it will shift its focus "exclusively" to its line of HomeKit-connected Eve devices, in the process rebranding itself to "Eve Systems." At the same time, it confirmed plans to sell its streaming accessory division Elgato Gaming to peripheral company Corsair to continue life as a separate brand. Under its new name, the company said that Eve Systems will...

Elgato Announces New HomeKit-Enabled Eve Aqua and Eve Flare Lamp

Tuesday May 29, 2018 6:00 am PDT by
Elgato today announced the launch of two new HomeKit-enabled accessories, the Eve Aqua and the Eve Flare. The Eve Aqua is a HomeKit-enabled smart water controller, timer, and usage meter that's designed to control your sprinklers. With Eve Aqua, you can control your sprinklers or other irrigation system using the Eve app, the Home app, or Siri voice commands. There is an auto shutoff...

CES 2018: Elgato Debuts New 'Eve Room' and 'Eve Button' HomeKit-Enabled Accessories

Sunday January 7, 2018 3:05 pm PST by
At this year's Consumer Electronics Show, Elgato is adding to its HomeKit accessory lineup with two new Bluetooth HomeKit-enabled devices, which include an upgraded Eve Room and a new Eve Button. The second-generation Eve Room, a followup to the original released in 2015, uses the latest sensor technology from Sensirion to track air quality, temperature, and humidity. Eve Room has a new...

CES 2018: Elgato Announces New Thunderbolt 3 Mini Dock

Sunday January 7, 2018 3:00 pm PST by
Elgato is adding to its Thunderbolt 3 dock lineup with a new Thunderbolt 3 Mini Dock, which comes equipped with HDMI, DisplayPort, USB 3 and Gigabit Ethernet ports with up to 40Gb/s throughput for full performance for every port. A built-in Thunderbolt 3 cable powers the Mini Dock, and when not in use, the cable tucks away to make the Mini Dock easy to transport."Thunderbolt 3 is the only...

Elgato Announces Five New HomeKit Devices Including Connected Radiator Valve and Window Guard

Tuesday August 29, 2017 7:22 am PDT by
Elgato has announced five new HomeKit-enabled devices coming to its Eve product line, including the Eve Thermo, Eve Lock, Eve Window Guard, Eve Smoke, and Eve Aqua. The announcement was made ahead of IFA Berlin 2017, a consumer electronics and home appliances trade show taking place from September 1-6 where Elgato will showcase the devices in more detail. The new Eve Thermo marks the second...

Elgato Debuts New 'Eve Degree' HomeKit-Connected Temperature Monitor

Wednesday May 31, 2017 8:00 am PDT by
Elgato today announced the latest product in its Eve series of HomeKit-connected devices, debuting the Eve Degree. Eve Degree is a HomeKit-compatible temperature and humidity monitor with a fresh design featuring a large display housed in a sleek aluminum body. Elgato already makes a temperature and humidity monitor, the Eve Weather, but the new Eve Degree features an entirely different design ...

Elgato's $300 Thunderbolt 3 Dock With Dual 4K Display Support Launches June 6

Wednesday May 24, 2017 9:03 am PDT by
Elgato today announced that its upcoming Thunderbolt 3 Dock, which was first introduced in January at CES, will be available starting on Tuesday, June 6 for $299.95. Elgato's Thunderbolt 3 Dock, designed to work with the new 13 and 15-inch MacBook Pro models Apple introduced back in October, features three USB 3.0 ports, a Gigabit Ethernet port, two Thunderbolt USB-C ports, one DisplayPort...

Elgato Eve 2.6 Update Enhances Lighting Control and HomeKit-Enabled Hardware Support

Wednesday February 15, 2017 12:50 am PST by
Elgato has updated its HomeKit-compatible Eve app with improved third-party accessory support and new features, including new lighting controls. The Eve family of HomeKit accessories gathers data on air quality, temperature, humidity, air pressure, energy consumption and more, while the Eve app is where data from each Eve product is aggregated and where accessories can be grouped and organized ...

CES 2017: Elgato Introduces Thunderbolt 3 Dock With Dual 4K Display Support

Wednesday January 4, 2017 5:00 am PST by
Elgato today announced the launch of a new Thunderbolt 3 Dock designed to work with the new 13 and 15-inch MacBook Pro models Apple introduced in October of 2016. Elgato's Thunderbolt 3 Dock features three USB 3.0 ports, a Gigabit Ethernet port, two Thunderbolt USB-C ports, 1 DisplayPort with DisplayPort 1.2 support, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a 3.5mm microphone input jack. "Apple's sleek...

Elgato Announces 'Eve Motion' HomeKit-Enabled Wireless Motion Sensor

Wednesday November 2, 2016 12:56 pm PDT by
Elgato today announced the latest product in its line of HomeKit accessories, debuting the Eve Motion wireless motion sensor. The Eve Motion is a small square-shaped accessory that can be put anywhere in your house, indoors or outdoors. It works in tandem with other HomeKit accessories, allowing you to create scenes that can be set off using automatic triggers. When placed in an entry way, for ...

Elgato Launches First HomeKit-Enabled Light Switch

Wednesday October 26, 2016 7:25 am PDT by
Elgato today launched the Eve Light Switch, the first available light switch to support Apple's HomeKit platform. Eve Light Switch replaces a standard light switch to transform any single or multi-bulb setup into an intelligent lighting system controllable via Siri voice commands or the Elgato Eve app. The switch connects directly to an iPhone or iPad using Bluetooth LE, without the need for ...

MacRumors Giveaway: Win a Bundle of 'Eve' HomeKit Products From Elgato

Friday May 27, 2016 11:00 am PDT by
For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Elgato to give away the full line of Elgato Eve HomeKit-connected products, including the Eve Room, Eve Weather, Eve Energy, and Eve Door & Window, which perform a range of functions from monitoring a room to motion sensing to turning "dumb" products smart. Eve Room, designed for use inside a home, can tell you the temperature and humidity in...

HomeKit-Enabled Elgato Eve Energy Now Available in the United States

Tuesday February 16, 2016 7:03 am PST by
Elgato was one of the first companies to release Bluetooth-enabled HomeKit accessories back in June of 2015, but one of its products, the Eve Energy smart plug, was only made available in Europe. That's set to change today, with the launch of the U.S. version of the Eve Energy. Available from Amazon and the Elgato website, Eve Energy plugs into any standard wall socket and allows users to...

Elgato's 'Eve' Smart Home Accessories Are Useful, But Hampered by Buggy HomeKit Platform

Friday July 31, 2015 11:51 am PDT by
Elgato, with its Eve line of smart home products is one of the first companies to come out with home accessories that integrate with Apple's HomeKit home automation platform, and it's the very first company to produce a Bluetooth-enabled HomeKit product. The Eve system, which consists of a weather station, an indoor room monitor, a door/window sensor, and a smart outlet, is one of five...

Elgato Recalls Some Smart Power Battery Packs Due to Overheating

Thursday January 29, 2015 10:51 am PST by
Elgato recently announced that it is recalling some of its Smart Power 6000 mAh battery packs, as they can overheat while recharging. The company sent out notices to app users today, letting them know about the recall. For those unfamiliar, the $99 Elgato Smart Power battery pack is a compact 6000 mAh external battery that integrated with an iOS app, a neat feature that allowed users to...

Hands-On With Elgato Smart Power and Mophie Powerstation Plus External Batteries

Tuesday December 2, 2014 12:31 pm PST by
While there are an endless variety of external batteries on the market capable of charging iOS devices while on the go, two recent entrants at the higher end of the market are giving consumers more options as they consider holiday gifts. Elgato Smart Power (left) and Mophie Powerstation Plus 2X (right) The first is Elgato's Smart Power, a 6,000 mAh external battery priced at $99.95. Housed in ...