Elgato has announced pricing for its range of HomeKit-compatible smart home devices, and made them available for pre-order. Sources told us last week that the first HomeKit devices would go on sale this week, but with no indication of delivery times, Elgato doesn’t appear to be one of the roughly five companies expected to begin shipping later today.
Elgato first announced last September that it would be making HomeKit devices, and has now revealed pricing on four products, ranging from door/window sensors for $39.95 to a room sensor – measuring temperature, humidity and air quality – for $79.95 …
- Eve room – indoor temperature, humidity and air quality sensor
- Eve weather – outside temperature, humidity and air pressure
- Eve door & window – detects whether windows and doors are open or closed
- Eve energy – switches electrically-powered devices on & off, and measures energy usage
Eve energy is currently only available in Europe.
HomeKit, which allows smart home devices to be controlled by Siri or a single integrated app, was first announced by Apple last year, with Apple-certified chips sent to manufacturers and the company accepting MFi applications in November.