CES 2019: Eve Debuts New HomeKit-Enabled Eve Light Strip and Eve Energy StripEve, known for its line of HomeKit-enabled smart products, today announced two new accessories that will be coming out later this year: the Eve Light Strip and the Eve Energy Strip.
The Eve Light Strip claims to be the brightest HomeKit-enabled LED strip available to date with 1,800 lumens and support for full-spectrum white and millions of colors. For comparison's sake, the Hue Lightstrip Plus, a competing product, is 1600 lumens.
At 1,800 lumens, the Eve Light Strip will put out a good amount of light, allowing it to replace a standard room lamp at its brightest levels. Though it measures in at 6.6 feet, the Eve Light Strip can be cut at one foot intervals for smaller areas, or increased to 32.8 feet by adding extensions.
Eve Light Strip comes equipped with preset colors that can be easily activated, and there are tools within the Eve app to allow users to create their own scenes.
Eve Light Strip connects to a home's WiFi setup and it is HomeKit compatible, so it responds to Siri voice commands and works in conjunction with other HomeKit products.
Debuting alongside the Light Strip is the Eve Energy Strip, a power strip that offers up three HomeKit connected outlets in a black housing that's enveloped in an aluminum frame for durability. Each of the three outlets can be controlled independently, or all three can be controlled together.
With HomeKit connectivity, the Eve Energy Strip is able to monitor power consumption, and users can set autonomous schedules and control attached appliances using voice control, the Home app, or the Eve app. Scheduling works even without a WiFi connection.
According to Eve, the Energy Strip features protection mechanisms to safeguard against power surges, overvoltage, and overcurrent, making connected devices immune to electrical faults.
Eve Light Strip will be available for $79.95 from the Eve website and from Apple starting in February. Extensions will be available for $49.95.
Eve Energy Strip will be available for $119 from the Eve website starting in March.
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