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Elgato unloads gaming peripherals, focuses on Homekit in new Eve Systems rebrand

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Elgato is doubling down on their HomeKit-equipped product line with the announcement that they will sell off their gaming division and rebrand to focus exclusively on their smart home gear.

Elgato Systems is now becoming Eve Systems, focusing entirely on their Eve line of app-connected smart home accessories. Corsair will be buying up the Elgato Gaming division, which will continue on as a separate brand.

"Today, the Gaming space is more dynamic and exciting than ever," said Markus Fest, Elgato's founder. "We sought a larger partner to help us capitalize on the phenomenal opportunities ahead"

"The brand has been with us for almost twenty years and we are obviously a little sad to see it go, but Corsair is a fantastic company and will be a great new home for Elgato," added Fest. "At the same time our Eve product line will benefit from a focused team and a dedicated organization. This move will further strengthen both product families."

The company's line of Thunderbolt accessories consisting of both Thunderbolt 3 and Thunderbolt 2 docking stations will also be sold to Corsair.

AppleInsider most recently covered the Eve Aqua - a smart water controller, the company's most recent HomeKit accessory.

Elgato was formed in 2002 after the launch of their award-winning EyeTV collection, growing to consist of gaming peripherals, video capture cards, docking stations, and of course the Eve lineup. Elgato launched their first connected HomeKit devices in 2016 with the Eve Energy, Eve Room, Eve Door and Window, and Eve Weather.

In the time since, they've expanded their lineup with new smart home devices including the Eve Button, Eve Aqua, Eve Smoke, and more.