• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Device Needs 24/7 Bluetooth Connection to be Effective

    • Written by Roderick H A from Bedworth

    This is nicely made. The documentation is sparse, but you just have to read a few paragraphs to connect it and then get the info from the Eve App.
    It appears, after talking to Apple and Elgato technical assistance, to be very much for the Apple Homekit environment, which is rigorous, but means that it doesn't seem to have any capabilities if is it is not talking to an in-range and switched-on ios 10 device or an up-to-date Apple TV 3 or 4. If you have such an Apple TV or a spare iPad or iPhone plugged into the mains 24 hours a day then fine, otherwise it would be difficult to see how to use it other than as a remote on/off switch on your wireless network. Reading into this, there are lags associated with running the framework via remote servers, and Homekit is an evolving environment. If you already have Apple TV then this provides a good capability, with Apple taking security seriously in this expanding market for the smart home.

    14 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    • Written by David F from Milton Keynes

    I purchased four of these to work with my Apple TV 4th Gen, I hoped to use the Automations and geofencing options. However after a month of trying I or even Apple couldn't get them to work reliably, locally you could turn on and off the devices all be it slowly, however the Automations would just not work or very rarely work.

    Big disappointment as both Apple and Elgato have good reputations, I've ended up selling them and gone for another system.

    4 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Australian Model - Current Draw: Power Trips :-(

    • Written by Jon A from South Brisbane

    I have been eagerly awaiting the arrival of Eve Power in AU... So pretty pleased to see it in the Apple store yesterday - disappointed that it doesn't work as expected though. HomeKit works as expected - very well. The power control not so much.

    After installing and setting up the Eve Energy with my coffee machine I noticed that whilst Siri works perfectly to turn it on and off, the power trips off almost immediately.

    I then looked at the power limits of this device and found it will only handle 1840 watts. This is NOT mentioned on the packaging, but inside on a sticker.

    In Australia, heaters and many coffee machines can draw up to 2400 watts. My coffee machine is 2300 watts.

    I think Elgato needs to up the specs for the AU model, as it is not going to work for a lot of products sold here.

    29 of 30 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked great - at first. Just don't use for Fridge

    • Written by tim G from Cleveland

    Bought this device several months ago as part of my "home efficiency" analysis for my new home. I am currently using far more power at the new house than the old house so i thought id do some investigation. I plugged almost everything in the house into this thing (one at a time) to get max power and average power use so that i know how much power things use. (I found out that my old fridge was running 24x7 and costing me about $200 annually for power.) I tested a fridge at my trailer to see if it was still good. Unfortunately, while i was away, it turned off. I lost about $50 worth of meat, ice cream and other stufff. Not too big a deal. I brought the device home and plugged in my main fridge last weekend. In the last 5 days it has shut off 5 times. I cant find any reason. Fortunately, we use the fridge every day and notice the light not on (which means - turn the eve energy back on). I'm going to try the device on several other things in the upcoming weeks to see if it is just fridges that it has problems with or if the unit is having problems.
    Other than the reliablility factor, i like the product. I don't like how easy it is to turn it off when a fridge is plugged into it, but that is probably my problem. I also think that the Eve UI could use some work, although it does have a plethora of information.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Big problem! - not worth the money

    • Written by Anonymous

    Great app! great devices!

    BUT - this only works on appliances with power requirements of under 1800W. That means: No kettle, no iron, no dishwasher.
    That means - you can't really use this device to monitor your energy usage (as you can't use it on the most power hungry appliances in your home.
    This is buried in the fine print on this site but it should be made more explicit to users (not the app itself even has icons for kettles and dishwashers!)
    So you can't for example -use it to check whether you left your iron on.

    I think this is a great technology and great app - but for energy monitory it is not fit for purpose.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    looks good but failed un under 3 months

    • Written by Dave R from Bristol

    Purchased on the 23/11/18 to replace Wemo plug to try and bring everything under HomeKit, set up great size perfect and integration to apple just what I was after....however after less than three months the unit responds to HomeKit commands e.g. appears to switch on and off but the internal relay that controls the power has failed meaning the power stays on all the time. Eve support refers you to the source of purchase (apple store) and the apple store refers you to Eve....both reluctant to take ownership despite the product being under 3 months old. finally received new unit from apple after reference to consumer goods act and after 1 week same problem!!!! WEMO working perfectly 2 years in!!!

    3 of 4 people found this useful