HOMEKIT READY

Australian T3 - - HOME -

EVE BUT­TON $83, elgato.com

This is a stylish unit that looks more ‘smart home’ than any of the oth­ers here. It also dif­fers by be­ing the only one that doesn’t come with any sticky back­ing, though you could add this your­self. As with all Eve prod­ucts, But­ton only works with iOS – there’s a wide range of HomeKit-com­pat­i­ble de­vices it can con­trol. You can in­stall it ei­ther in the Eve app or the Home app; the lat­ter is our pref­er­ence as it’s more in­tu­itive, though the for­mer al­lows for more gran­u­lar con­trol over the but­ton’s ac­tions. Eve of­fers three ways to press the but­ton (sin­gle, dou­ble and long press), but un­usu­ally it can’t per­form dif­fer­ent ac­tions from the same type of press (such as turn­ing lights on and then off from con­sec­u­tive presses). In­cluded are var­i­ous smart home icon stick­ers, to dis­play what con­trols you’ve as­signed to it, though they look a lit­tle cheap.

VER­DICT

T3 SAYS A good-look­ing op­tion for those loyal to HomeKit. It’s easy to use, though a lit­tle on the pricey side and but­ton cus­tomi­sa­tion is more lim­ited.

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