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Eve’s new smart outlet has Matter, Thread, and energy monitoring

Eve is releasing a Thread smart switch that works with the Matter smart home standard. | Image: Eve Systems

There’s finally a Thread-enabled, Matter-compatible wall outlet, and it has energy monitoring! (But there’s a catch). Today, Eve Systems, maker of the excellent Eve Energy smart plug, announced the Eve Energy Outlet, which will launch on February 6th, 2024. As a Matter device, this $49.99 smart duplex outlet can work with Apple Home, Google Home, Amazon Alexa, Samsung SmartThings, and any Matter-compatible platform. It uses the Thread wireless protocol and, as with all Eve devices, doesn’t require a cloud connection.

While Aqara has announced an EU wall outlet and Leviton has pledged Matter support for its line, which includes wall outlets, you can’t currently buy a Matter-enabled outlet. (But there are dozens of smart plugs.) Wall…

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