• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Super easy setup, works just as you would expect!

    • Written by Michelle O from Columbus

    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!

    86 of 90 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works!

    • Written by Bill H from Springfield

    I purchased two of these units and they work well. Easy set up, good integration with HomeKit, and good Bluetooth range. Will be getting more!

    42 of 44 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I bought 2 - work as expected, will be buying more

    • Written by Jonathan D from Leicester

    I didn't bother with the Elgato app because I already know how much power the lamps draw from the socket. My main use for these is as internet controlled switches. These plugs integrate straight into iOS. I have an apple tv4 and remote control from outside my network works fine. Siri commands work fine, and quickly. I like the ability to be able to switch multiple sockets on and off at once. I like the simple-but-powerful timer functionality, and especially the sunset and sunrise events which act as a photo diode substitute. Bit expensive maybe, but the potential they give for automating a whole house is incredible.

    41 of 45 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for use while on vacation

    • Written by David G from Berkeley

    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.

    24 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great

    • Written by Mark H from Grays

    I purchased one plug to see how well it worked. I am happily impressed. I waited to get one for a while because I wanted it to work with HomeKit and it was the first in the U.K. To do so.. For features and apples excellent approach to security.

    Setup was straightforward and fast (except my Tv see below). Reliability so far is 100%. I can use the plug with Siri, or control centre to quickly automate it. As well as the Eve App and Apples Home App. Home App scenes have a sunset / rise feature not in the Eve App btw. I really like the simplicity of the Home App combined with Siri and control centre.

    Only issue I encountered was with HomeKit and my Tv. In order to use HomeKit you need keychain enabled and to use two-factor authentication. When I enabled the latter on my iPad it did the same on my iPhone. But when I went to use the HomeKit app it wasn't showing my Tv as a hub. Without that you cannot automate it away from home etc. It turned out that I needed to sign out of my Tv and then sign in again, now with two-factor authentication (which was active now from turning it on with my iPad). Then it all just worked, and my Tv set itself up with the Home App. It was a bit frustrating for the two days I spent scratching my head and looking at manuals and forums Until I came across the solution for myself by trial n error.

    More detailed help for trouble shooting setup issues would be great.

    Other than that teething problem, I really like it and intend to get more. Great to be able to monitor power usage too as a bonus.

    16 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Elgato Eve Energy Competitive and Capable

    • Written by Andrew B from Midlothian

    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!

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    eve energy

    • Written by Randy H from pinellas Park

    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

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just works

    • Written by Niklas A from London

    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.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works a dream

    • Written by Nicholas H from Falmouth

    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.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent HomeKit Home Automation Product

    • Written by JE M from Ajax

    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 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Simple

    • Written by David C from Swaffham

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Elgato Nr. 1

    • Written by Jaroslav L from Děčín

    I am using elgato smart plugs nearly a year along with many other Apple HomeKit devices and I must say that there is not a single negative finding so far. I knew from the seller and documentation it is limited to kw, whis is obvious. However it does what was promised. When I leave home it shuts down the TV, fan, stand lights. When I or my wife comes back (under certain conditions) and when its over 25C - switches fan on. Computer on when I come to “working corner” (based on motion). When not in room for some time switch of stand lamp, etc. I have around 40 automatizations set up and every single one works like a charm. Good job Apple and Elgato, keep up the great job. This was a reason why I switched to Apple, so easy to configure and go with reliable devices which never let you down. ;)
    Jaro

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design

    • Written by Paul B from Auckland

    These work fine for me but have to put them on a pawer board and loose 2 outlets.

    Double wall outlet looses other plug.

    Did they even try these in a real home before making them, I thought aApple of all people would require good design in products they are promoting.

    3 of 3 people found this useful