A source has informed me that today Elgato, an electronic device maker and the creator of the Apple HomeKit Enabled product line “Eve” will announce yet another HomeKit Enabled Device. The company will call it the “Eve Degree”
The product essentially will be copy of the companies current room sensor with a few changes. First, the product incorporates a local display that can who both Humidity as well as temperatures with out the need to open up an application on a phone, iPad, or ask Siri. Similarly to the Eve Room and Eve Weather pairing the new “Eve Degree” to your iPad, or iPhone will allow you to gain historical information about your environment. Another difference from the Eve Room sensor will be the loss of ability to track VOC’s which makes since because of the third and most significant change which is that the Eve Degree can be used outside making tracking VOC’s pretty much useless anyways.
Though the release of the product seems redundant the price of the Eve Degree is said to be around $70.00 US making it an interesting addition on the heals of Apples WWDC 2017. Apple could release next week new HomeKit abilities to help utilize such sensors more effectively. With Elgato focusing on interconnectability to be able to turn pair the product to such items as Ecobee to aid in comfortable living spaces or perhaps turn on a humidifier should the air become too dry. Or perhaps with an updated HomeKit from Apple be able to perform multiple tasks with a multitude of parameters.