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The second generation Eve Room is an Apple HomeKit-enabled indoor air quality monitor. I’ll reveal some hidden sources of VOC emissions around the home, and I measure the effectiveness that a typical home air purifier actually has on improving your air quality.
The Eve Room 2 has an anodized aluminium outer frame, capacitive touch controls, and an always-on 1.54 inch E-Ink real-time display. This smart gadget gives quick-view information without needing to open an app or ask Siri. Eve Room 2 has a built in rechargeable battery, giving a six-plus weeks from a full charge, and a Micro USB charging port. Eve Room 2 has precision sensor technology by Sensirion, and collects three metrics: Humidity, temperature, and air quality. Learn how to improve your air quality in your smart home in this video review.
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Eve Room 2 measures Volatile Organic Compound emissions (VOCs). Information can be displayed on your Apple Home app, and access even more data and graphs and historic data recording on the Eve App 5 (compatible on IOS devices and Apple M1 chip computers). View data by hours, days, months, or years. Eve App in combination with a compatible smart plug allows you to add automation to trigger an air purifier when emissions get high, or an electric dehumidifier to reduce humidity levels in the home.
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Best HomeKit accessories! Made exclusively for Apple HomeKit, and with 100% privacy protection, Eve accessories are the only devices I currently use and connect to my home hub. Just like the Eve Cam I purchased last year, the Eve Room 2 does not harvest any of your personal information, you don’t have to create an account, or give out your e-mail address. Many features work in Apple’s Home App, and the Eve App 5 does not require registration, safe, great gadgets for your home.
The following products featured in this video were provided to me for free from Eve Systems: Eve Room 2, Eve Energy. The opinion expressed in the video is aimed to be unbiased, descriptive and informative.
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Eve Room 2 Indoor Air Quality Monitor Best HomeKit Accessories, Smart Gadgets for Every Home – Video published on YouTube by UHOOHEXTRA TECH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3O91JP5LYYM
– [Adam] In this video
I’ve got the second generation Eve Room.
It’s an Apple HomeKit-enabled
indoor air quality monitor.
If you’re thinking of buying the Eve Room,
here’s a quick roundup of what it does,
and more importantly,
how you can use the information
to improve your air quality.
I’ll reveal some of the hidden sources
of VOC emissions around the home,
and I measure the effectiveness
that a typical home air purifier actually has
on improving your air quality,
which might surprise you.
I keep my video concise for you.
So if the video helps you at all,
please hit the Like button,
I really appreciate that. Thanks.
Briefly, the first-generation was all plastic.
Now you have aluminium,
and an always-on E-Ink real-time display.
This gives quick-view information
without needing to open the app or ask Siri.
There’s no more double A batteries,
instead Eve Room is USB-powered,
giving a six-week cycle from a full charge.
Or leave it plugged in,
but it’s hard to stand up this way.
Eve Room collects three metrics:
Humidity, temperature, and air quality.
I’ll show you how I was able
to improve my air quality,
which has helped me,
because I no longer wake up every morning
with a stuffy nose.
The main function of the Eve room
is to measure Volatile Organic Compound emissions.
So, what are VOCs?
I imagine them as little bad guys
floating around in the air.
The Eve app measures them in parts per billion.
Less than 250 is considered low,
and above 2000 high.
Eve Room presents air quality
with a one to five-star quick reference,
or you can delve into the app
and geek-out on as much data as you like.
There’s basic data in the Home App,
and lots more in the dedicated Eve App.
That reminds me, if you
already have any Eve devices,
such as the Eve Cam,
Eve Energy smart plugs and more,
you can now access the Eve 5 App
not just from your smartphone,
but on your desktop too.
I can’t find it in search from Apple’s App Store,
but you can navigate to it
from the Eve blog page like this.
I’ll place a direct link
in the description for you.
For disclosure, Eve sent me this for free
and I’ve been using it for a few weeks
so I can give you some proper informed feedback.
Here, I’m monitoring the air quality in my bedroom
which I measured to have a floor area
of just 6.3 meters squared.
We see a steady build up of VOC emissions
during a few hours of binge watching
my favourite TV series.
Eventually I decide to do something about it.
You can add automation to trigger an air purifier
when emissions get high,
in combination with a smart plug.
But here’s why you may not want to do that.
I manually turned on this
readily-available air purifier.
It’s an active carbon air
purifier and HEPA filter unit.
You can buy ones like this for around $50,
always noisy, no matter what it says on the box.
Here, I let my air purifier run for a whole hour.
It flattened the curve
and prevented further degradation of air quality,
but was unable to restore the air quality
to a better condition.
So even in a small room,
automation wouldn’t work for me
because the air purifier
would need to be always-on.
Method two was free!
My low-tech solution of opening a window
restored air quality to five stars
in just two to three minutes.
I calculated the cost of replacing any heat loss
to be insignificant compared to
constantly running the air purifier.
Maybe my air purifier isn’t big enough.
But a bigger unit would use more power,
and cost more.
So the window wins, every time.
Typical sources of VOCs can include paints,
cosmetics, cleaning products, humans,
furniture and more.
I swapped out a duvet which helped
immediately reduce levels in my bedroom.
The more you use the Eve Room,
the faster you’ll learn which things
are negatively contributing to your air quality.
Next up, I want to lower my humidity.
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if you want to see more
videos like this one, thanks.
So, after a few days I learn my normal
average room humidity is around 55%.
I want to lower it by 5%.
Because, this will make my life complete.
Actually my research suggests
healthy indoor relative humidity levels
to be between 45 and 55%.
I wanted to lower mine
to make an environment less appealing
to dust mites and other crawlies.
Again, you can set up automation here,
using the app to trigger intermittent power
to an electric dehumidifier.
Check out the Eve Energy,
which can turn lots of your everyday devices
into a smart device, or a smart lamp.
Anyway, I don’t want the noise
of an electric dehumidifier,
and opted for trial and error
to find the right solution
to maintain a balance without powered appliances.
I’m using the UniBond AERO 360 Moisture Absorber
with replaceable refills
blocks lasting three months.
Placed under my bed, this gave me exactly
the 5% humidity reduction I wanted.
Made exclusively for Apple HomeKit,
and with 100% privacy protection,
Eve accessories are the only
devices I personally use
to connect to my home hub.
Just like the Eve Cam I purchased last year,
the Eve Room does not harvest
any of your personal information,
you don’t have to create an account,
or give up your e-mail.
Many features work in Apple’s Home app,
and the Eve App does not require registration.