Elgato is jumping into the home automation space ahead of Apple’s broader HomeKit push when iOS 8 debuts this fall for consumers. Ahead of Apple’s plans and the IFA trade show, the company has announced a range of products under the Eve brand and some colorful connected light bulbs that should integrate nicely into your iOS ecosystem this fall.
The Eve products will come with products to sense when doors and windows are opened, a smoke detector to take on Google’s Nest Protect, an energy consumption sensor, and a weather station that measure humidity and temperature.
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.
It looks like Elgato wants to be among the first to support Apple’s HomeKit standard with these new products.
Elgato are set to announce and make available solutions based on Apple’s HomeKit technology once iOS 8 is available.
Pricing is not yet available and the company says it will announce availability soon.
Additionally, Elgato has also announced a $ 50 smart lightbulb that can change color and allows you to set the lighting mood. Unlike the Philips Hue bulbs, the Avea smart light from Elgato doesn’t need a hub and pairs directly with your iOS device via Bluetooth Low Engergy. You can also set an alarm with the light, which will wake you up with a gentle light so you can have an artificial sunrise to start your day.