Eve outlet, light switch and blinds work with Matter

  • January 16, 2024
  • Steve Rogerson

German smart-home specialist Eve has announced a smart energy outlet that uses Matter technology.

The outlet uses Thread to connect to the home network and has two receptacles that can be switched and automated individually. It features energy monitoring functionality to help Apple Home and Samsung SmartThings users understand their energy consumption over time.

Available in white, the outlet replaces any existing outlet and can be used in single- or multi-gang installations.

Eve has also announced the Matter version of its light switch and the upcoming launch of its blinds collection, a curated line of made-to-measure smart blinds. Powered by Eve MotionBlinds motors, these blinds feature Matter and the firm’s adaptive shading technology that ensures an optimal indoor climate.

The energy outlet will be available from the Eve Store and Amazon for $50 from February. The light switch with Matter technology will arrive in the second quarter of 2024 for $50. The blinds collection will be available in the USA and Germany from the Eve Store starting in February.

“Eve energy outlet, light switch and blinds integrate seamlessly into modern interiors and are a great choice for homeowners looking to design a comprehensive, long-lasting and energy efficient smart home infrastructure,” said Jerome Gackel, CEO of Eve Systems. “Thanks to Matter, they are the most future-proof choices to manage energy usage, lighting and shading.”

The outlet is the first in-wall product in the most successful segment in Eve’s line – energy management products. Both the Eve Energy smart plug and energy outlet allow app and voice control, remote access, scenes, and automations on the Matter platforms. Through the Eve app for iPhone and iPad, and the SmartThings app, users can also use them to monitor and control their energy consumption.

The Matter-enabled light switch delivers the convenience of connected lighting without replacing a bulb. Lights can be easily turned on or off via app or voice control. Through idyllic scenes, the switch works in unison with additional Matter devices. The Eve app for iPhone and iPad makes setting up on-board schedules effortless, enabling lights to turn on and off automatically independently of a smartphone or internet connection.

The blinds collection is a curated collection of made-to-measure blinds featuring MotionBlinds technology and the adaptive shading function. Available through the Eve (evehome.com) app for iPhone and iPad, it lets roller blinds with MotionBlinds technology automatically close according to the position of the sun. The high-quality fabrics used for the blinds are available in semi-transparent and blackout options and with insulating properties that help save energy. Roller blinds from the collection will be available to order in the USA and Germany exclusively from the Eve Store.