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Eve increases Matter lineup including the first smart socket

Eve adds Matter-over-Thread smart switches, sockets, and blinds to its portfolio.

eve smart socket installed on a dark living room wall
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Eve already has a strong smart home system, by starting out with HomeKit only devices and adding Matter and Thread support over time. Now it’s got another trio of Matter devices, including the first smart socket using the protocol.

I’ve been using the Eve Aqua to keep my garden watered as I’m rather absent minded so putting it on a schedule that I don’t have to think during the week. Now I can expand that to my light switches, or sockets, or even my blinds.

The first device hitting the market is the Eve Blinds Collection, which are made-to-measure and use Eve’s hidden MotionBlinds technology to enable smart home control.

Eve is looking to increase its portfolio in 2024

eve smart blinds on three windows in a modern living room
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Now, these aren’t cheap, but then again neither are the materials Eve uses, in either translucent or blackout options. These are coming on February 1, and will change in price depending on options chosen.

Then there’s the Eve Energy Outlet, which is an in-wall smart socket that replaces your normal receptacles. That makes it sleeker than the usually boxy smart plugs, and it’ll even show you energy use.

Eve plans to release this on February 6.

And the Eve Light Switch already exists, but in a HomeKit-only version. The full Matter support model is penned for the second quarter of 2024, so look out for that if you want stylish smart light switches.

eve matter smart switch installed on a living room wall
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Both the Eve Light Switch and Eve Energy Outlet will cost $50, which is on the high side for smart switches but then again they blend into your existing decor. When released, they’ll be found on the Eve store and on Amazon.

My house is covered in smart light switches and they all look like old style switches with LEDs added. Eve wants the smart home to be sexy, and it shows.

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