App-powered accessories focus on home monitoring and control

App-powered accessories focus on home monitoring and control

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Elgato Eve gives users the capability to monitor conditions in the home. The intelligent LED bulb, Avea gives dynamic mood lighting at home, while the intelligent battery, Smart Power offers advanced self-monitoring capabilities to make sure it is always ready to refill iPhones and iPads.

Elgato has introduced Avea, a smart LED bulb which can be controlled directly using iPhone or iPad via Bluetooth Smart technology. A single tap on one of the many enthralling lighting scenes in the accompanying app creates the perfect atmosphere for focused working, a romantic meal or relaxing after a hard day’s work. Setting up Avea is a breeze: Simply screw in the bulb then download and start the app from iTunes. Avea can be controlled directly using iPhone without a bridge.

At IFA 2014 Elgato will be previewing the company’s app-powered system for monitoring your home from your iPhone and iPad. The soon to be launched range of Eve sensors gathers data on air quality, temperature, humidity, air pressure, energy and water consumption in your home, this data is then configured and displayed in Elgato’s Eve app. Users can gain insights that can help improve the comfort of their home, making their house a smarter place. Elgato Eve is the solution for a Smart Home. The Bluetooth Smart based Eve sensors will be previewed for the first time during IFA 2014.

Elgato is also introducing Smart Power, the first portable power solution that can take care of itself. Using advanced self-monitoring capabilities and energy efficient Bluetooth Smart technology, Elgato Smart Power sends a notification to the iPhone when it’s time to refill. It will even remind its owner to take it with them on a busy day. The Elgato Smart Power app shows exactly how the battery reserve is holding up.

Apple’s new HomeKit technology will soon be available as part of iOS 8 for iPhone and iPad. HomeKit introduces a way to control supported devices in your home using Siri. This means you could use your voice to turn on lights or adjust the thermostat. Elgato are set to announce and make available solutions based on Apple’s HomeKit technology once iOS 8 is available.

Availability and Pricing

Pricing and availability for the Elgato Eve will be announced soon. The Elgato app Eve is free and will be available in the App Store.

Elgato Avea costs €39.95 and is available now from the Elgato online shop and select resellers. The Avea app is free and available in the App Store.
Elgato Smart Power is available for €89.95. The Elgato Smart Power app is free and is available in the App Store.  

Eve, Avea, and Smart Power will be demonstrated in Hall 15 Booth 222 at IFA Berlin 2014.

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