Update Roundup: Reagle Lock Gets Better Battery Life, Eve App Adds Dark Mode, & More

Its update season in Apple land with the releases of iOS 13, iPadOS and macOS Catalina all dropping over the past few weeks. This of course means that App updates are on their way too, with a bevy of HomeKit related Apps adding in that oh so crucial support for the latest operating systems. While most are adding just the basic iOS support, there were … Continue reading Update Roundup: Reagle Lock Gets Better Battery Life, Eve App Adds Dark Mode, & More

Updated Eve Energy Smart Plug Revealed in FCC Filing

Eve systems, one of the first HomeKit accessory manufacturers is preparing an update to their smart plug, Eve Energy. Spotted in an FCC filing this weekend, Eve has a slimmer, redesigned plug in the works, which is much less bulkier than its original release. From the filing, we are able to determine that the plug will be using Bluetooth for connectivity, which is the same … Continue reading Updated Eve Energy Smart Plug Revealed in FCC Filing

Eve Extend Bluetooth Range Extender Officially Announced, Pre-Orders Start in August

Eve Systems has officially taken the wraps off of their newest product, the Eve Extend today, just a few days after we reported on the company’s FCC filings that indicated that a release was imminent. Eve Systems has been working on the Eve Extend for quite a while now, which is evident by the design language used for the Extend as it follows the original … Continue reading Eve Extend Bluetooth Range Extender Officially Announced, Pre-Orders Start in August

Eve for HomeKit App Update Adds Dark Mode, Expanded Aqua Controls

HomeKit device manufacturer Eve Systems has updated their popular Eve for HomeKit App today adding several new enhancements. The Eve for HomeKit App is already our go-to App for creating automations that are more complex simply not available in the iOS Home App, such as ones based on temperature conditions within the home, and the latest update makes it even better. The biggest addition in … Continue reading Eve for HomeKit App Update Adds Dark Mode, Expanded Aqua Controls

Eve Extend, Bluetooth Device Extender Coming Soon?

Announced way back at CES 2017, the Eve Extend from Eve Systems has yet to make its retail appearance as of yet. While the company has stayed quiet regarding its status, it is has become pretty apparent that device extenders for HomeKit hit a snag in the approval process by Apple, as Eve was not the only one to announce such as device. This may … Continue reading Eve Extend, Bluetooth Device Extender Coming Soon?

How to Create an Irrigation Schedule with Automations

Welcome to HomeKit 101, our guide to navigating the Home App, Creating Automations and More within the HomeKit Universe. Last summer, a few of HomeKit’s first irrigation based devices hit the scene, and we were definitely excited to get our hands on one. During our review, we found the Eve Aqua to be a handy way to keep up with our watering needs. However, we … Continue reading How to Create an Irrigation Schedule with Automations

Eve Energy Strip Now Available

Originally revealed at CES2019, Eve Systems has announced that the Eve Energy Strip is now available for purchase. The HomeKit enabled power strip is Eve’s take on the traditional household staple, and it features the company’s more recent modern design language, with a sleek silver aluminum frame. The Eve Energy Strip is also one of the company’s rare devices that uses Wi-Fi for connectivity, as … Continue reading Eve Energy Strip Now Available

How to Create a Temperature Based Automation

Welcome to HomeKit 101, our guide to navigating the Home App, Creating Automations and More within the HomeKit Universe. Temperature based automations, such as the ability to trigger a fan to turn on when a room’s temperature rises above 75 degrees, is one of the most used arguments in favor of starting a smart home. Unfortunately, for some odd reason, the native iOS Home App … Continue reading How to Create a Temperature Based Automation

How to Create a Simple Alarm/Siren with Automations

Welcome to HomeKit 101, our guide to navigating the Home App, Creating Automations and More within the HomeKit Universe. When it comes to the smart home, there are two things that are pretty much synonymous with the technologies involved, automation and security. Unfortunately, on the HomeKit front, there is only one current security solution on the market, the Honeywell Lyric Controller, and its associated accessories. … Continue reading How to Create a Simple Alarm/Siren with Automations