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Review: Eve Cam Offers Privacy and Security With HomeKit Secure Video Integration

Thursday July 30, 2020 10:01 am PDT by
Apple with iOS 13 introduced HomeKit Secure Video functionality, which allows home security cameras that adopt support to offer integration with iCloud and the Home app, along with improved security features. Multiple companies have been developing cameras that work with HomeKit Secure Video, and Eve recently released its $150 Eve Cam, a new camera option that is compatible with HomeKit...

Review: Eve Extend Adds Wi-Fi Connectivity and Longer Range to Your Eve Bluetooth HomeKit Devices

Friday October 25, 2019 9:12 am PDT by
Eve, known for its line of HomeKit-enabled smart home products, recently came out with an accessory called the Eve Extend, which is a Bluetooth range extender that's designed to work with existing Eve products. Many of Eve's HomeKit devices work over Bluetooth, and while that often works fine, in larger homes, Bluetooth connectivity can be problematic because it can be limited in range....

Review: Eve's Energy Strip Gives You Three HomeKit-Compatible Outlets

Wednesday May 8, 2019 12:38 pm PDT by
Eve, a company that makes HomeKit-enabled smart home products, launched its latest accessory, the Eve Energy Strip, in April. The Eve Energy Strip offers three HomeKit-connected outlets, each of which can be controlled independently through the Eve app, the Home app, and through Siri, so you can make standard home products and appliances smart. Design Design wise, the Eve Energy Strip...

Eve's HomeKit-Enabled 'Eve Flare' Offers Awesome Mood Lighting, Long Battery Life, and Water Resistance

Wednesday March 13, 2019 11:46 am PDT by
Eve Systems, formerly known as Elgato, has been making its Eve line of HomeKit products since HomeKit was first announced, and it was in fact one of the first companies to come out with HomeKit devices. Eve recently expanded into lighting, launching the Eve Flare and the Eve Light Strip. I tested the Eve Light Strip earlier this year, and now that its sister product the Eve Flare has come to...

Review: Eve's New Light Strip is a Great HomeKit-Enabled Hub-Free Accent Lighting Option

Friday February 22, 2019 9:03 am PST by
Eve (formerly known as Elgato) was one of the first companies to come out with HomeKit accessories when HomeKit was announced in 2014, and since then, Eve has been expanding its portfolio of HomeKit-connected products. The newest addition to the Eve HomeKit lineup is the Eve Light Strip, first introduced at CES and launched in February. The Eve Light Strip is one of several HomeKit-connected...

Review: Eve Aqua Brings HomeKit Automation to Your Irrigation Sprinklers

Monday October 29, 2018 6:45 am PDT by
Just prior to rebranding as Eve Systems to focus on HomeKit devices in late June, Elgato launched its Eve Aqua water controller, a HomeKit-enabled device that attaches to an outdoor water faucet to control and monitor water usage. While Eve Aqua can be used with any hose connection, it's primarily intended for use with sprinklers, which can be set to run automatically on a schedule for...

Review: The HomeKit-Connected Eve Room Keeps Track of Temperature, Humidity and Air Quality in Your Home

Tuesday October 2, 2018 12:21 pm PDT by
Eve Systems has been offering HomeKit-connected devices since 2015, and the Eve Room, able to measure temperature, humidity, and air quality, is the newest Eve product available for purchase. The new Eve Room is actually an upgraded version of an original Eve Room that was one of Eve's first product releases back in 2015, but the new version has been overhauled with a redesigned enclosure...

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 ...

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Eve Announces Matter Updates for Eve Energy, Eve Motion and Eve Door & Window

Thursday November 3, 2022 8:00 am PDT by
Eve Systems today announced an upcoming firmware update for three of its devices, with the new firmware set to add Matter integration. The latest models of the Eve Energy, Eve Motion, and Eve Door and Window devices will receive Matter firmware updates on December 12. Eve says that Matter certification has been completed for these three products, and they will receive firmware updates...
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Eve Launches Matter-Ready Eve Light Switch

Thursday October 13, 2022 11:18 am PDT by
Eve today announced the official launch of its updated HomeKit-enabled Eve Light Switch in the United States, with the new accessory now available for purchase. Eve's Light Switch is the 15th Eve product to support the upcoming Matter smart home standard that is expected to launch later this year. Matter is designed to allow products from different smart home manufacturers like Apple and...
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Eve Debuts New Thread-Enabled Light Switch, Outdoor Cam, and MotionBlinds Options

Thursday September 1, 2022 3:00 am PDT by
HomeKit accessory maker Eve Systems today added several products to its smart home lineup. The Eve Light Switch with Thread support, which debuted in Europe last April, is set to expand to North America in October. Eve Light Switch joins 14 other Thread-enabled products, all of which will also support smart home standard Matter when it launches in the fall. The third-generation version of...
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HomeKit-Enabled Eve Aqua Gains Thread Support

Monday August 1, 2022 10:00 pm PDT by
Eve Systems today announced the launch of a redesigned version of the Eve Aqua, a HomeKit-enabled smart home device designed to automate irrigation systems and convert standard outdoor faucets into smart water outlets. The Eve Aqua water controller is able to automatically activate an irrigation system using the Home app on the iPhone, the Eve app, Siri voice commands, or a physical button...
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Updated Eve Motion Sensor Gains Thread Support

Wednesday July 20, 2022 10:00 pm PDT by
Eve Systems today announced the launch of a second-generation version of its Eve Motion sensor, which is designed to detect motion to activate other HomeKit-enabled devices. The updated version of the Eve Motion includes an integrated light sensor and support for the Thread mesh networking standard that is designed to improve the connectivity and interoperability of smart home devices....
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Eve Launches First Outdoor Floodlight Camera With HomeKit Secure Video

Tuesday May 17, 2022 10:50 am PDT by
Eve Systems today announced the availability of its Eve Outdoor Cam, which is the first outdoor HomeKit-enabled floodlight camera that supports the HomeKit Secure Video feature. First introduced at CES, the Eve Outdoor Cam is a floodlight cam that features a black metal frame and an opaque white glass for the lighting component, along with IP55 water and dust resistance. It features a 1080p...
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CES 2022: Eve Launches HomeKit-Compatible Outdoor Cam and MotionBlinds

Monday January 3, 2022 6:00 am PST by
Smart home company Eve Systems today announced the launch of two new HomeKit-enabled products, the Eve Outdoor Cam and the Eve MotionBlinds. The Eve Outdoor Cam is a floodlight cam that works with HomeKit Secure Video, with 10 days of storage available with an iCloud+ subscription, which is priced starting at $0.99 per month. Thanks to ‌HomeKit Secure Video‌, the Eve Outdoor Cam is privacy...
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Eve Updates HomeKit-Enabled 'Eve Room' Air Quality Monitor With Thread Support

Tuesday December 7, 2021 6:00 am PST by
Eve today announced the launch of its third-generation Eve Room, a HomeKit-enabled indoor air quality monitor that now comes with Thread support. Eve Room is designed to track air quality, temperature, and humidity. Design wise, the updated Eve Room looks similar to the existing second-generation Eve Room, with an e-ink display that shows the current room conditions. The major new addition...
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Eve Adds Thread Support to HomeKit-Enabled Thermo Smart Radiator Valve

Thursday September 2, 2021 4:15 am PDT by
Eve today released an update to its latest version of the Eve Thermo that adds Thread support to the HomeKit-enabled smart radiator valve (via HomeKitNews). The update fulfills a pledge the German company made late last year to bring Thread support to several products, and follows its inclusion in devices like the Eve Energy Smart plug (fourth generation), Eve Aqua (second generation), Eve...
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Eve Debuts Thread-Enabled Eve Energy HomeKit Smart Plug

Tuesday April 27, 2021 7:05 am PDT by
Eve Systems today announced the newest version of its HomeKit-compatible Eve Energy Smart Plug, introducing Thread integration. The fourth-generation Eve Energy supports HomeKit over Thread, and as a main-powered always-on Thread accessory, Eve Energy serves as a router node in the Thread network to make smart homes more reliable with better reach throughout the house. As a Thread router...
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Eve Releases First Thread-Enabled Smart Light Switch

Tuesday April 20, 2021 5:57 am PDT by
Eve has today released a new version of the smart home connected Eve Light Switch featuring support for Thread, in what seems to be the first Thread-enabled light switch for any smart platform (via HomeKit News). The Eve Light Switch, which is designed for the European market, can use both Thread and Bluetooth to connect to a smart home network, depending on which is available. It requires a ...
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Eve Expands Thread Support With HomeKit-Enabled Eve Energy and Eve Weather

Thursday March 4, 2021 6:00 am PST by
Eve today announced that it is bringing its popular Thread-enabled version of the Eve Energy to the United States, debuting the new Eve Weather with Thread and introducing Thread firmware for the second-generation Eve Aqua. Eve has been investing in Thread like other HomeKit accessory makers, and has now unveiled several Thread-powered devices. As an always-on device, the Eve Energy US with...
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Eve Update Brings its HomeKit App to the Mac

Thursday December 17, 2020 7:22 am PST by
Popular HomeKit accessory maker Eve has today announced that its app is now available for M1 Macs. Via an update, the Eve app can now run on Macs with an ‌M1‌ chip, allowing users to view their home, create scenes, and control accessories directly from a Mac. Apple forbids accessories from being added on the Mac, but otherwise the app works exactly the same as it does on iOS or iPadOS....
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Eve Adds Support for iOS 14's HomeKit Adaptive Lighting to Eve Light Strip

Wednesday October 28, 2020 7:00 am PDT by
Eve Systems, known for its line of HomeKit-connected products, today announced the launch of a new firmware update that will bring HomeKit Adaptive Lighting support to the Eve Light Strip. Eve is one of the first companies to embrace Adaptive Lighting, an iOS 14 feature that is designed to allow HomeKit-connected lights to adjust their color temperature throughout the day. Warm colors are...
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Eve App for HomeKit Devices Gains Contextual Touch and Hold Menus, Quick Automation Access

Tuesday June 16, 2020 12:55 pm PDT by
Eve Systems, known for its line of Eve-branded HomeKit products, today updated its Eve app to version 4.3, adding a number of useful new features. The Eve update will primarily be of interest to those who own Eve ‌HomeKit‌ accessories, but it is one of the better ‌HomeKit‌ apps on the market, and it also works with non-Eve devices. Eve 4.3 introduces Touch and Hold functionality, allowing ...
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Eve Cam With HomeKit Secure Video Now Available for Purchase

Wednesday June 3, 2020 7:00 am PDT by
Eve Cam, a new home security camera with HomeKit Secure Video support, is available for pre-order as of today, with purchases set to begin shipping on June 23. First unveiled at CES in January, the Eve Cam features a 1080p resolution, a 150 degree field of view, an infrared motion sensor, and night vision support up to five meters away. An integrated microphone and speaker are included for...
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Apple Adds More HomeKit-Enabled Accessories and iPhone 11 Pro Bike Mount Kit to Online Store

Thursday April 16, 2020 10:30 am PDT by
Apple this week added a new selection of products to its online store, including the First Alert Onelink smoke and carbon monoxide alarm, a bike mount kit for the iPhone 11 Pro, and two Eve smart home accessories. Available in battery powered or hardwired versions for $119.95, the Onelink is a HomeKit-compatible alarm that rings an 85 dB siren and pushes a notification to your iPhone or other...
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Eve Launches New 'Eve Extend' Bluetooth Range Extender

Thursday September 5, 2019 7:00 am PDT by
Eve Systems, known for its range of HomeKit-enabled products, today highlighted four new devices that are coming out later this year, some of which will be available in the United States and some limited to Europe. Eve Extend, a Bluetooth range extender designed for the Bluetooth-equipped Eve devices, is launching today. It's designed to connect to your Bluetooth Eve accessories to make them...
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MacRumors Giveaway: Win an Energy Strip and a Light Strip With Extension From Eve

Friday May 10, 2019 12:02 pm PDT by
For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Eve to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a set of smart home products that includes the Eve Energy Strip, Eve Light Strip, and a Light Strip Extender. Eve's Energy Strip, priced at $99, is its newest product, offering up three HomeKit-connected outlets that can be controlled individually or all at once so you can make non-HomeKit products...
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HomeKit-Enabled Eve Energy Strip Now Available for Purchase

Tuesday April 9, 2019 7:00 am PDT by
Eve, known for its line of HomeKit-compatible smart products, today announced the launch of its latest HomeKit accessory, the Eve Energy Strip. First shown off at CES, the Eve Energy Strip has three HomeKit-connected outlets that can be controlled individually or all at once, so you can make three non-HomeKit products HomeKit-compatible. Eve Energy Strip, which connects to a ‌HomeKit‌...