Elgato has announced two HomeKit-enabled accessories for this summer: a portable LED lamp, Eve Flare, and smart water controller, Eve Aqua. Controlled by iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Siri – Eve Flare provides ambient light wherever you want, while Eve Aqua lets you control and automate your garden sprinkler.
Ever since its debut at CES 2018 earlier this year, Eve Button has become a hot topic. And now, thanks to the release of iOS 11.3 and tvOS 11.3, it offers an additional function that essentially doubles your Eve Button controls, giving you the ability to toggle between device states. In other words, one gesture – a single, double, or long press – can now execute two scenes. Take Eve Energy, for example. Previously, if you wanted to switch it on and off via Eve Button, you had to assign one scene (Power on) to a single-press, and a second (Power off) to a double-press. Now, using conditions, you can simply use a single-press to activate either scene – much like any switch.
Elgato announces Eve Button at CES 2018 in Las Vegas – the latest addition to the Eve family of HomeKit-enabled accessories. With Eve Button, a practical and elegant controller for the HomeKit-enabled household, scenes and accessories can be controlled at any time simply by, well, pressing a button.
Sporting a clean design and an elegant aluminum housing with curved contours, Eve Button will individually trigger up to three HomeKit scenes upon a single, double, or long press. Lighting and appliance control instantly becomes accessible to everyone in the house. Eve Button seamlessly integrates into any HomeKit setup.
With Eve 3.0, witness a refreshed look and feel to match the latest and greatest version of iOS – and enjoy numerous new features and overall improvements.
Along with refinements to timers and rules, benefit from enhancements to battery status display, dynamic font display, portrait interface on iPads, and more. Take advantage of brand-new guidance that makes it easy to activate notifications for Eve Motion and Eve Door & Window. And experience improved support for Eve Thermo (2017), plus all-new support for iPhone X.
Eve 3.0 requires an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 11.2 or later. Controlling HomeKit-enabled accessories automatically and away from home requires an Apple TV with tvOS 11 or later or an iPad with iOS 11 or later set up as a home hub.
Available immediately for users of iOS 11 devices and home hubs with tvOS 11, our latest firmware update for Eve Motion significantly improves performance by adding support for the new Bluetooth architecture introduced in iOS 11 (learn how it works on. Motion detection, scene activation, and the issuing of notifications now happen almost instantly – there’s practically no difference in behavior when compared to an IP-based accessory.
Without a fourth-generation Apple TV (or Apple TV 4K, or iPad in Home Hub mode), the connected home is incomplete. Only a home hub can provide secure remote access and ensure that rules and timers function while one is away from home. For users of Bluetooth-based devices, such as those belonging to the Eve family, a home hub offers additional advantages.
Elgato today announces the second generation of the connected radiator valve Eve Thermo. Eve Thermo introduces capacitive touch control, integrated temperature display of the target temperature. Furthermore, Eve Thermo can be controlled via schedules, HomeKit automations, Siri, Apple Home and the Eve app.
During the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June this year, Apple unveiled its HomeKit advancements scheduled to launch this fall, when iOS 11 goes public. In this post we’ll explain how you, as an Eve user, may benefit from the many enhancements.