One the world’s first HomeKit enabled light switches has stepped out into the spotlight. Elgato Eve has surpassed the competition with the Eve Light Switch, a smart home automation solution that turns your lighting set up into a Siri-controlled system, whether single or multi-bulb. This voice activated Bluetooth device replaces a single pole switch, and boasts both easy setup and low power consumption. The eighth addition to the Eve family, Eve Wall Switch works with the newest product in the line, Eve Motion. Both products go for $49.95 online.
Eve Wall Switch Features
Using Siri to control your light bulbs is both fun and convenient – until your spouse uses the light switch manually and messes up your demonstration for your friends. The Eve Wall Switch uses Bluetooth Low Energy technology directly built in to the device, which allows you seamless access to your lights – whether the light switch has been manually turned off or not.
Control Eve Wall Switch with Siri, the HomeKit or Eve apps. You can even control the switch away from home, even though it is a Bluetooth device. All it requires is a Home Hub enabled Apple TV 4. If playing with brightness and color tickles your fancy, combined Eve Light Switch with a HomeKit-enabled Philips Hue lighting setup.
A minimalist’s dream, the Eve Wall Switch comes in pure white, with a modern-looking clean wall plate. You can manually turn a light on or off thanks to the capacitive touch sensor. Its easy install makes it ideal for a DIY project, or professional installation if you’d just rather not deal. The device does not require a bridge or gateway and is completely invulnerable to cyber attacks, making it a safe and efficient addition to your smart home.
Availability and Pricing
You can find the Eve Light Switch on Elgato.com and Amazon.com for $49.95 (price has gone down since this article was published!), with its appearance in Apple stores worldwide promised soon. Use the free Eve app to control all of your Eve accessories, as well as HomeKit compatible third-party devices.