We are living in an ever changing hi-tech world, where everything around us is turning ‘smart’. From our phones and tablets that we carry in our pocket to the monitoring of our home’s heating and air conditioning, while we are out of town for a business meeting or vacation, smart technology can be seen everywhere. Besides saving our time, energy and money, the smart appliances also make our home efficient in the various day to day operations. If you too want to take advantage of the smart products, then you can consider the trio of smart products from a German firm Elgato, all of which work exclusively with iOS.
Elgato Avea is a smart light bulb that connects with your iDevice via Bluetooth and can set the lighting of your room according to your mood. It offers seven different scenes and colors to choose from. It also features an alarm that wakes you up with a gentle light giving a natural start to the day. The bulb is priced for $50 and lasts for about 25,000 hours.
Elgato Eve is a collection of sensors that can be used to measure the air quality, temperature, humidity, energy and water consumption in your home. Utilizing the Bluetooth technology, all of these sensors can be connected to any iOS device, including iPhone or iPad. These sensors were featured during the IFA 2014 held this week in Germany. However, there is no word on its pricing and availability yet.
Elgato Smart Power is a portable battery that can ensure enough power to charge your iPhone, on the go. It is a smart secondary power solution with advanced self-monitoring capabilities. The automatic PowerMinder notifications, send on iPhone will let the user know whenever this smart device needs a refill, so you would not have to leave the house carrying an empty portable battery. It is available for $129 (approx.) and has enough power to recharge the iPhone for about three times.
Elgato plans to integrate Apple’s HomeKit technology to all of the three smart devices because of which the user could be able to control the devices using Siri voice commands.