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Elgato intros Eve Degree temperature and humidity sensor with Apple HomeKit support

Accessory maker Elgato on Wednesday launched the Eve Degree, a compact temperature and humidity sensor integrated with Apple's HomeKit.

The palm-sized device can sit on a flat surface or be mounted to a wall, and has IPX3 resistance against light rain and splashing, enabling use both outdoors and indoors. To avoid the need for recharging or cable power, it uses Bluetooth Low-Energy and a swappable CR2450 battery that lasts up to year.

HomeKit support lets owners check the conditions in a space via Siri commands or the iOS 10 Home app. People with other HomeKit accessories, such as fans or humidifiers, can set them to trigger automatically based on the Degree's data. Full functionality —including access away from home —requires an Apple TV or iPad serving as a hub.

Sensor data also flows into the Eve iOS app, which graphs daily, monthly, and annual trends. This includes air pressure, which isn't displayed in Home.

The Eve Degree will go on sale June 6 at a cost of $69.95. AppleInsider is in possession of one, and is working on a review.