The latest of these is Elgato’s new line of “Eve” connected home sensors, which debuted at the IFA 2014 trade show in Berlin, Germany. The range of Bluetooth accessories are able to monitor air quality, detect smoke, and track humidity, energy used, air pressure and water consumption – then feeding all of this data back to your iPhone or iPad.
The Elgato app will additionally offer suggestions and tips designed to let users better improve the environment, thereby living up to Apple’s ideal as a sustainable eco-friendly company.
Elgato also announced new $50 Avea smart lightbulbs, which will let users set up custom profiles, colors and alarms using a dedicated iOS app. Unlike the most established product in this category, Philips’ Hue smart bulbs, the Avea can connect directly via Bluetooth and doesn’t require a hub.
Connected via Bluetooth is different to most competitors like SmartThings and Philips HUE but that’s because they don’t need to rely on a device being at home to be controlled but having said that, these products will be interesting to look at in more detail prior to their release though.