• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't work

    Bought these for the xmas lights, but just won't work.

    Doesn't turn on/ off at set time.
    Frequently unreachable from HomeKit app and you have to go around and manually push the button on each.
    Can't get them to work with the Eve app.

    Not sure if it's because they're incompatible with Hue lights.

    Will return them tomorrow.

    4 of 14 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Device Needs 24/7 Bluetooth Connection to be Effective

    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.

    13 of 20 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A simple on/off switch

    I purchased one of these and now I'm going to get another one. I am using the first as simple programmable switch to power a table lamp and replace an old unreliable electronic timer. They are quite expensive for a switch, but the convenience of being able to quickly change the on and off times make them useful.

    I recommend that the first time you set up timers is to use the Eve app and not the Apple HomeKit app as I had problems with the latter and the lamp not turning off when they it was supposed to. The Eve app take a bit of getting used to, but try to learn how it works and you will be successful. The only advantage of the HomeKit app at the moment is being able to set a timer at sunset and sunrise. I would like to see this feature extended to, for example, switch on at 30 minutes prior to sunset. There is no technical reason why this could not be achievable.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Super easy setup, works just as you would expect!

    After getting Phillips Hue lights I became obsessed with HomeKit enabled accessories. Being Christmas time, I decided to get two of these switches to plug my Christmas trees into so I wouldn't have to go downstairs or upstairs to turn them off when I'm cozy in bed. The setup could not have been easier, simply plug them in, download the app, put in the serial number of the device and done. Works great with Siri and HomeKit. Now I say "Hey Siri, turn off my Big Christmas Tree" and she does! Love this!

    53 of 56 people found this useful