Elgato Systems announced Wednesday that it’s renaming itself to Eve Systems and selling its successful gaming business to the gaming peripherals maker Corsair.
Under Corsair, Eve gaming will continue as a separate brand.
Elgato founder and CEO Markus Fest said in a prepared statement:
Today, the Gaming space is more dynamic and exciting than ever, and we sought a larger partner to help us capitalize on the phenomenal opportunities ahead. Our gaming business has been wildly successful, and that success is inextricably linked to the Elgato brand.
The brand has been with us for almost twenty years and we are obviously a little sad to see it go, but Corsair is a fantastic company and will be a great new home for Elgato. At the same time our Eve product line will benefit from a focused team and a dedicated organization. This move will further strengthen both product families.
This does not change anything in terms of Elgato’s commitment to supporting Apple’s HomeKit platform with its accessories for controlling and automating devices and various appliances designed to monitor your indoor and outdoor environments, including sprinkler controllers.
For more information, visit the new website evehome.com.
— Elgato Gaming (@elgatogaming) June 27, 2018
Our coverage of Elgato accessories
The Munich, Bavaria-headquartered firm develops, markets and sells a wide range of HomeKit accessories for the connected home, as well as other accessories such as compact Thunderbolt 3 docks.
We have covered many HomeKit accessories from Elgato, including:
- Eve Degree—Temperature, humidity and air pressure sensor
- Eve Energy—Wireless power sensor and switch
- Eve Button—Lets you control HomeKit accessories and scenes with ease
- Eve Connected Wall Switch—control it from your phone and tie it to scenes and accessories
- Eve Motion—Automate your home using the motion sensor from Elgato
- Eve Room—Measure the temperature, humidity and air quality in your home
They’ll be unveiling new smart home products at the IFA show in Berlin later this year.
Here’s our video review of the Eve Button.
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