• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A simple on/off switch

    • Written by Nigel G from HORNCHURCH

    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.

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty cool to see where my electricity is going!

    • Written by Sam O from Highlands Ranch

    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.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Simple Setup - Works Perfectly - App could use some improvements

    • Written by John D from South Hadley

    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.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Really nice but too wide

    • Written by Old P from Clifton Hill

    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

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Second time lucky

    • Written by GRANT K from Sydney

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Product when it works

    • Written by Adrian F from Mount Gambier

    I have purchased 6 of these so far and they work great... when they actually turn on. Out of the 6 I have bough so far 2 have been DOA. This is poor quality control on Elgato's behalf. This is the only reason I'm giving them 4/5 stars.

    I will continue to expand my EVE system with 2 more EVE Energy and I just hope that they work out of the box.

    The product is fantastic when its working though.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy and reasonably priced

    • Written by Dave M from Dunfermline

    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.

    1 of 2 people found this useful