Eve Systems announced the launch on Tuesday of the fourth generation smart plug-in EveKit, compatible with HomeKit. The latest Eve Energy smart card now supports Thread wireless networking technology when paired with a HomeKit with a HomePod mini or the future Apple TV 4K.
“Packing the functionality of the Thread router in a premium, low-quality smart plug, Eve Energy is the quintessential HomeKit accessory,” said Jerome Gackel, CEO of Eve Systems. “Not only does it offer endless possibilities for automation, but it also offers an ultra-robust network to make sure your programs and timers work, anytime, anywhere.”
The fourth-generation Eve Energy update has the same slim, single-socket design as the previous model, one of the best smart sockets available for the HomeKit. The compact frame allows the use of two Eve Energy sockets on a standard North American socket, and a button on the device makes it easy to switch without having to reach the iPhone. Eve Energy also offers energy monitoring capabilities to track consumption with estimated costs and historical data.
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Thread technology allows for increased reliability, faster responses, and an extended range of Bluetooth, which the previous generation Eve Energy used for the HomeKit connection. During the HomeKit pairing process, Eve Energy will automatically switch to Bluetooth Thread with no additional steps or user actions if the HomePod mini or new Apple TV 4K is available. Users can review their Thread network through the Eve for HomeKit app, which provides connection quality and routes for all Thread accessories, including those from other vendors.
The Eve Energy update joins a handful of other threaded Eve accessories, including the Eve door and window sensor Eve, the Eve Weather outdoor temperature sensor, the Eve Light switch (European version) and our top pick for the best HomeKit sprinkler controllers , Eve Aqua.
The fourth generation Eve Energy is now available through the Eve online store at evehome.com for $ 39.95. The updated plug will be available soon on Apple.com and Amazon.
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