There’s plenty of exciting activity happening over the next few days at IFA and the Apple showdown but before the showcase events unfold, here’s some exciting news for home makers and others who wish to live in a smart home driven by the iOS platform. While Apple is preparing to officially announce the HomeKit early next week, EyeTV creator Elgato has kickstarted things by announcing a new line of HomeKit-ready smart home accessories. Lets take a look at what’s on offer.
Elgato Eve comprises a wide range of accessories that are ideal for observing certain home conditions on your iPhone or iPad. The Elgato Eve app allows you to see at a glance, the air quality, temperature, humidity, air pressure, energy and water consumption in your home. This information helps you to better understand your home and make the necessary changes to improve your living style. The pricing and availability for the Elgato Eve is yet to be made available.
The Elgato Avea is an LED light bulb that transforms your home with lighting effects to cater to your moods. It creates the perfect atmosphere if you want to unwind by subtly changing light. This works with the help of Bluetooth technology on the Elgato Avea app for iOS. Elgato Avea is available at the Elgato online store for $49.95, while the app is available as a free download from the App Store.
Elgato Avea Official Teaser
Smart Power Intelligent Battery
Apart from the Eve and Avea smart home accessories, the company has also announced a Smart Power Intelligent Battery which is a 6000 mAh power bank that can charge your iPhone three times over, notifies you when you need to charge and even provide an optional calendar integration, so that you can be reminded to carry it along with you wherever you go. Again it is integrated with the Elgato Smart Power app for iOS. The Smart Power Intelligent Battery is available at the Elgato online store for $99.95 and the companion app is available as a free download from the App Store.
Smart Power Intelligent Battery Official Teaser
All these devices are expected to work harmoniously with their companion iOS apps and transform the way you live, albeit at a cost. Elgato will be showing off its smart home accessories range at the IFA trade show in Berlin, so do check it out if you happen to be there.