Eve Systems announces excellent HomeKit air pollution monitor
Eve Systems (formerly Elgato) today introduced its second-generation Eve Room air quality monitor, and it’s a big improvement on the old version. Not only does it gain a new E-ink display so you can check air quality while your iPhone is on the other side of the room, but it also has much better quality sensors.
Thousands are affected
The harsh facts are that tens of thousands of people worldwide suffer from breathing-related problems, and while some are perhaps self-inflicted, rising air pollution levels mean thousands of people succumb to breathing problems every year.
These are people who need to know what the air quality is going to be like on any given day – for these people a good air quality day means they might make it to their local shop; while a bad air day leaves them trapped at home.
I personally know people suffering from chronic pollution-related breathing problems who are more or less trapped inside their homes. Indoor pollution kills 40,000 people in the UK each year. Eve Systems — manufacturer of the world’s most extensive range of HomeKit products — now makes a solution for them
What you get
Eve Systems’ Eve Room supports HomeKit. The improved model offers a high-contrast E-Ink display and anodised aluminium body with state-of-the-art sensor technology for greatly improved durability and long-term accuracy.
“After the first, highly successful generation of Eve Room, this new version raises the bar even higher,” says Markus Fest, Managing Director of Eve Systems. “No other air quality sensor offers this level of accuracy, design quality, and energy efficiency.”
The unit uses the latest technology by Swiss sensor specialist Sensirion. This accurately checks air quality, temperature, and humidity and lets you see that data on the Eve app, and a similar sensor is used in the Eve Degree. On an iOS device, or using Siri, or on the 1.54-inch E-Ink display, even from a distance.
The system is battery operated (it’s a rechargeable battery, of course). You need to replace that battery every few weeks, as when it runs down the Eve Room will only measure temperature and humidity until the battery is replaced. It can also be operated with a permanent power supply.
The new Eve Room is available for pre-order today and ships September 12.