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Get a Grip on HomeKit – with Eve

MUNICH / SAN FRANCISCO – January 8, 2018 – Elgato today announces Eve Button, a practical and pretty controller for HomeKit scenes and devices. Sporting a clean design and an elegant aluminum housing with curved contours, Eve Button will activate up to three HomeKit scenes upon a single, double, or long press. Controlling lighting and powering on appliances becomes accessible to everyone in the house. Eve Button seamlessly plugs into any HomeKit setup. Installation via Apple Home or the Eve app is a matter of a few minutes as there’s no bridge or third party cloud service to configure. Eve Button is available immediately for USD $49.95 from Elgato and Amazon and will become available in the Apple Store later this month.

“There are situations when you don’t have access to Siri or an app, and where no sensor is available to trigger the scene. That’s where Eve Button comes in, ensuring that you’re always in control,” said Adam Steinberg, Vice President Customer Experience, Elgato. “Eve Button looks gorgeous, it is intuitive, and it’s always within reach.”

Eve Button – Highlights:

  • Easily assign three different scenes in which multiple accessories work simultaneously
  • Trigger one scene with a single press, another with a double press, and a third with a long press
  • Sleek and portable design with anodized aluminum finish
  • Easily set up in a minute
  • Direct BLE connection via home hub (Apple TV or HomePod) – no bridge or gateway required
  • Long-lasting, replaceable battery

Technical Specifcations

  • Wireless Connection: Bluetooth Low Energy
  • Power: Replaceable CR2032 Battery
  • Dimensions: 2.1 x 2.1 x 0.5 in / 52 x 52 x 13 mm

System Requirements

  • iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 11.2 or later
  • Apple TV with tvOS 11 or iPad set up as a home hub

About Elgato

Elgato creates app-powered lifestyle accessories that entertain and enlighten. We combine elegant software with innovative hardware, designed and developed by Elgato engineering and product teams in Germany and California. Our market-leading EyeTV line has won numerous awards since its launch in 2002. Elgato Gaming revolutionizes content creation for the connected generation on YouTube and Twitch. Elgato products are available at major retailers in more than eighty countries. Elgato is privately held with headquarters in Munich, Germany

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