• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Test in the store first..

    As per title, returned one after it blew/shorted. So got a replacement and that was dead on arrival... back to the Apple store again. The staff we're awesome and suggested we test the 2nd replacement out in store, turns out that new one out of the box was dead as well, so we tried yet another and it was fine (and still works a few months later now.)

    Also, put them behind a surge protector, as they seem to be stupidly fragile.


    Aside that, seems to work as expected (When it works).

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy and reasonably priced

    Good piece if kit. One controls my TV and other a lamp. Get the occasional "not responding". always works when i go into the app though or when i ask Siri again

    Points it misses 5 stars - Still a little chunky for my personal liking, occasional bugs.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but unreliable

    I have bought two of these and they are great, work very well with HomeKit. The other good thing about these is that they don’t require a hub like so many other HomeKit compatible devices.

    However both have failed within a year of purchase, they both started by failing to respond to commands to switch on and off. Due to Apple not apply any warranty to this you will need to contact Elgato directly. I can say that Elgato were very helpful.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent HomeKit Home Automation Product

    This compact and quality device arrived quickly from Apple / Elgato. I set it up on the Elgato Eve App and the HomeKit App easily. It has no requirement for a separate hub, relying only on the Apple TV hub for remote operation outside the range of the low energy Bluetooth signal. I set up timers for automatic on and off. (It takes 4 timers to be set up for two on and two off events each day.) You can adjust which devices show up on your Eve at-a-glance page and your HomeKit favourites. There is a slight delay when selecting or asking Siri to turn on/off, but not problematic. A manual on/off switch is on the unit itself. Helpful website and people at Elgato to help with any questions you may have.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Compatibility issues with other HomeKit products

    Well designed with clear instructions, this is an easy device to install and configure. Once firmware / software issues are resolved it will be very useful.

    Currently there are compatibility issues with other HomeKit products (Dec 2017): immediately following install, other products stopped working, and application software would not load. Firmware updates did not help. Removing the Eve from Apple Home immediately resolved these issues.

    Everything has been reported to Apple and other vendors, so hopefully a fix will be forthcoming.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just works

    So much better than the Wemo. No messing around with wifi network set up and passwords. Just plug in and enter the code from the box. Not sure why they haven't added the code scan which would be even easier.

    This plug also works fine in my faraway from the router kitchen, whereas the Wemo plug did not.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simple

    This is a good simple product and easy to setup and and provides some data about the item you have plugged in if you want it.

    Only bad thing really is the size but good simple item and does what it says.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

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

    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.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Elgato Eve Energy Competitive and Capable

    I purchased the Elgato Eve Energy and have been using it for about a month. The product works perfectly. It is responsive and I have not yet had a moment where something didn't seem quite correct.

    Furthermore, The energy consumption monitor is superb. There are numerous other devices on the market that monitor energy and can control the power state of a fixture but this comes with the ability to really dive deep into the energy usage via the Elgato Eve application.
    Elgato Eve's application is far superior to other product based applications as it is more robust and allows for much more complex automation to be created by the user.

    Great Product!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working after 4 months

    - The plug worked ok for 4 months, was plugged in and working fine, but one fine day suddenly stopped
    - All the documentation included with the item, and online is out of date. Kept mentioning press a button on the side to reset. There is no button on the side
    - Called customer support, very courteous and available on Sunday. They also repeated the same instructions - to press the button on the side. When I mentioned there was none, they went to the lab to get a real product to check. Found out there was no button and that the LED in front not side was also the button. Pressing that did not reset.
    - Started a case, so will probably be replaced under warranty.
    - The customer service person asked where in the world I was calling from - which is understandable - as they have different product versions in different parts of the world. However, the people working on the case started the case by asking the same question over email.
    - One star, as it has been forever since I bought something which stopped working within few months and under warranty. Not the best use of my time to follow-up on warranty. Have bought similar products from iDevices which have been working fine without needing any special attention.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Very nice - but Apple TV is required for most features

    After ordering this online, I realised that an Apple TV (4th Gen!) is required in the home to get most things working. I wish this was clearer in the description.

    The unit uses Bluetooth, so without an Apple TV you need to be within its vicinity to get it working.Once it's paired with an Apple TV or iPad running iOS 10 that stays at home, it then gets 'internet access' and some features become available. Quite a shame really this is not clear up front.

    Limitations when no Apple TV available.

    *Remote controls will not be available - only within Bluetooth range works
    *Family sharing will not be available - although you can invite them
    *Automation will not be available

    From the above, family sharing is my biggest gripe. You can invite others to control the unit, but they won't be able to control it. (I haven't yet tested if multiple people can pair to a single unit)

    It is otherwise a nice unit. Well built, easily paired and installed and makes a satisfying virtual switch sound when switching on and off.

    If I had known the above I would have sought a wi-fi enabled switch.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for use while on vacation

    This product is exactly what we needed for when on vacation. For years we would just leave a bedroom light on to deter anyone who thought the house would be a target for theft with all the lights off for an extended period of time. Now we can schedule the light to come on at dark and off during the day which saves electricity and better for the environment. It was very easy to pair and one of the best features is you can manually override the schedule if need be. Will be good for Christmas tree usage as well!

    5 stars for sure! I would get more, but at $50 a unit, it makes it hard to justify. Its solid though.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    eve energy

    I can't believe how easy it was to set up and even easier
    to use. I have kicked many chairs or tables leaving
    a dark room in the past at night headed to another room but
    never again. This is a must have in all my rooms

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Really nice but too wide

    Functionality is fantastic and setup was super easy. Only gripe is the width of the unit as it prevents anything being plugged into a duel power point.
    I have it setup to turn on my bathroom heater in the morning.
    Would love a L and R sided versions so I don't loose two power points

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Defective - tuns off at random

    After using the plug for 24 hours, it is very clear that this plug has a very serious problem: It turns off all by itself at random. This happened to me 6 times in one day. I wondered if this was unique to my individual unit, but after reading the reviews on amazon I realized that other people are having exactly the same problem. I am returning it for a refund.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty cool to see where my electricity is going!

    I've had the Energy for a month or so now and have been using it with my mobile devices to see how much power they use when charging and how much they use when charged up. I love it for that. I should hook it up to other appliances as well to see how much energy they are using and see if I can replace any with more efficient devices.

    I also would like to hook it up with the motion sensor and get some true event triggers happening. I'm just getting started with this home automation stuff! These Elgato Eve devices make it easy to set up. I wish they had more support/use docs on their website.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Simple Setup - Works Perfectly - App could use some improvements

    I've got 4 of these now and am very pleased. They're extremely simple to set up and use. I have access to my outlets wherever I am now. They've worked great with absolutely no issue.

    The app is decent but the interface could be improved. You have to hold and keep your finger on it when using At A Glance mode otherwise it'll turn off the outlet. Not a huge issue but I have my fridge on one of these and am fearful I might accidentally turn that off.

    In general, this is a great range of products.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works a dream

    I purchased one to test as I want to control lamps in my lounge. Setup was very simple and whilst I installed the Eve app, I have tended to use the built in Home app to control it. It has worked 100% of the time and using my Apple TV as a hub required no setup and has worked without issue. I'll be ordering more very soon to complete the project.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Australian Model - Current Draw: Power Trips :-(

    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.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Second time lucky

    The first unit was a dud and I had to return it to Apple for a replacement. The second device worked as per the box. Easy to setup and configure. As this was my first Home Kit device, I had issues with Apple TV. The fix was simple, I just had to logout of iCloud and then back in. Now I can use Siri to turn on and off my lights. The lights are also set to turn on automatically if I come home after sunset. At night I just call out to Siri to turn off the lights - no need to hunt for the switch.

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