We walk you through creating a true toggle button to enable and disable a HomeKit scene, fixing one of the biggest shortcomings in Apple’s framework for the connected home. Check out our embedded video how-to before following along with our detailed written tutorial included further below.
One crux of the Smart Home is being able to control your home through physical means, and not just through automation and virtual assistants. The new Eve Button from Elgato is a simple and stylish way to control your HomeKit accessories and scenes.
CES 2018 has brought many new goodies for Apple fans, but one of the most prolific categories has been HomeKit. We saw more than a dozen new HomeKit products debut here, and we rounded them all up into one place.
Elgato is adding a pair of new HomeKit accessories to their lineup at CES 2018. These Bluetooth-connected accessories include an updated version of their Eve Room sensor, as well as their first HomeKit button.
Elgato adds a new product to their Thunderbolt lineup with the Thunderbolt 3 Mini Dock. This miniaturized dock gives you access to DisplayPort, HDMI, USB 3, and Gigabit ethernet ports in a compact size.
Among all the changes iOS 11 brought to HomeKit, it completely reworked the way Bluetooth accessories communicate. Elgato updated the firmware on a trio of their popular HomeKit accessories and the results are very notable.
The Eve Degree is a HomeKit temperature and humidity sensor that connects over Bluetooth Low Energy. It has a new aluminum enclosure, a much better look than the similar Eve Room and Eve Weather, with a large readable screen on the front for glanceable information.
Apple’s HomeKit has had a bit of a rocky start. The home automation platform that was meant to tie all of your smart home devices together was plagued by delays from Apple, as well as manufacturers. Devices started to hit the market in the middle of last year, and this year at CES, we saw many new options that are slowly starting to trickle out. Today, we are going to take a look at one of those devices, Eve Energy from Elgato. It is a simple solutions for those who want to start or grow their smart home, without breaking the bank.
Ahead of Worldwide Developers Conference which kicks off next Monday with a keynote, accessory maker Elgato has launched several smart devices for the connected home built on Apple’s HomeKit platform that it previewed at CES 2015. These accessories use Bluetooth Low Energy and a special iOS app so they’re battery-friendly and fully controllable through your iPhone.
As first noted by German blog iFun.de, the company’s smart home sensor dubbed the Eve, along with other accessories such as the Eve Room, Eve Weather, Door & Window Eve and Eve Energy, can now be pre-ordered from Amazon.com.
These devices make a vision of the HomeKit-enabled connected home a reality by gathering data on air quality, temperature, humidity, air pressure, energy consumption and more.