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Although Matter has been available for the smart home ecosystem for some time, all that was left was for manufacturers to adapt their devices to make them compatible with this new standard. And it is that the companies are already at work when it comes to updating their products to accommodate this new protocol, one that will greatly facilitate the connection of smart devices to our home.

This is the case of Eve, a company specializing in smart home products. The company has released a firmware update for a good range of its devices, making them compatible with Matter. We explain all the details of the update and what this new standard brings to the user.

What is Matter?

Matter is a universal connection protocol that can be used by devices that are compatible with it to work on all kinds of platforms. In this way, if for example you buy a smart light bulb, You will not have to worry about whether it is compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Apple HomeKit, and other ecosystems. Thus, as long as it is compatible with Matter, it will be guaranteed to work on any platform.


One of its advantages is that works locally too, so it will not be necessary for some of our smart devices at home to have to connect to the Internet. So, if, for example, we want to turn the lights on or off from our phone, we can do it without depending on the cloud or additional Hubs.

This protocol works as an additional layer to existing standards such as Ethernet, WiFi, Bluetooth or Thread. And precisely the latter, based on the Zigbee wireless protocol, is to which smart devices must offer compatibility in order to work with Matter. It is a low energy wireless protocol, designed to create a connected ecosystem without congesting the home WiFi network.

Eve’s update for your smart devices

Through a new update, Eve has made multiple of her products compatible with Matter. This offers great advantages for the user, since in this way, Eve’s products can be used in multiple ecosystems, and not only in HomeKit, as the vast majority of them were until now.

In addition, the fact that they are compatible with Matter, offers the devices a fast path of communication and interaction with the other connected devices in the homethus having a unified system and not segmented in various ecosystems.

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The firmware update has reached the Eve Energy smart plug, the Eve Door & Window wireless sensor for doors and windows, and the Eve Motion motion sensor, all of which are also Thread compatible.

This new update has already been released, so those users who have such devices and meet the requirements will begin to see on their mobile phones that a new update is available for each device. Until now, Eve’s products were only compatible with Apple’s HomeKit, so after the update, they will now also work in Samsung’s SmartThings, Google Home or Amazon Alexa ecosystems. It only remains for these ecosystems to also launch their updates to be compatible with Matter.

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The update is optional, and once it’s installed, you can’t go back to making devices only compatible with Apple HomeKit. Of course, you will need an Apple device with iOS or iPadOS version 16.2 at least to start the update, as well as having registered on Eve’s website for her Matter early access program. Also, for Matter to function properly, a Thread-compatible Hub such as HomePod Mini, 2nd-generation Apple TV 4K, or 3rd-generation Apple TV 4K updated to the latest version is required.

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The company assured that Android users will have an app own during the first half of 2023. Additionally, users can rest assured that by upgrading to Matter, devices will not lose any previous functionality.

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Eve’s products will have basic functionality if used on platforms other than Apple’s. Nevertheless, there will continue to be exclusive functions for the apple ecosystem. The clearest example is Eve’s smart plug, since if we use it with Matter in another ecosystem, we can turn it on or off, but not keep track of the energy consumed, something reserved for HomeKit. Of course, more functions will arrive once the Eve app for Android lands in stores.

What phase is Matter in?

Although the protocol was launched last October, until now only a few Hubs had been updated to Matter, as well as some operating systems and drivers. The idea is that a wide range of companies support this new standardallowing users to unify their smart ecosystems and boosting the use of connected devices in the home.

Initially, there will be functions that devices will not be able to perform with Matter. And it is that it is a language that will begin with basic characteristics for each device. The advanced functions will depend on each ecosystem and platform. Yes indeed, Matter has the potential to do much more in the futureso we will have to wait to find out how the expansion of this protocol is progressing.

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sweep and scrub your house in one go

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Cleaning robots have been on the market for some time and are one of the great allies in our day to day to keep the house spotless. Also, Xiaomi has a wide catalogue, and within all of them the Vacuum Mop P It is a great value for money option. Now you can find it at Amazon with a saving of more than 155 euros, so that you can buy it for 194.97 euros, compared to 349.99 euros at its previous price.

Xiaomi Robot Vacuum Mop P - Robot Vacuum Cleaner and floor cleaner with Intelligent Laser Navigation System (LDS), 2100 Pa suction, mopping system, 3200 mAh, Mi Home App

Xiaomi Robot Vacuum Mop P – Robot Vacuum Cleaner and floor cleaner with Intelligent Laser Navigation System (LDS), 2100 Pa suction, mopping system, 3200 mAh, Mi Home App

A Xiaomi robot vacuum cleaner that vacuums, scrubs and is controlled from the mobile

Xiaomi Mop Robot

This Xiaomi robot vacuum cleaner not only aspire the dirt on the floor, too scrub thanks to the integrated water tank. It has a suction power of 2100 Pa and a water tank with a capacity of about 550 ml.

An interesting feature is that it is equipped with LDS laser, which allows the use of a navigation system with 12 precision sensors. In addition, it is capable of detecting the room to which it is going.

It can control with mobile through the Mi Home app, so you can manage the device even from outside the home. It also has a long-lasting charge, since it can continuously clean up to 180 m2 with one 110 minute battery life.

Images: Xiaomi.

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Shipments on Amazon have a cost of 3.99 euros but are free on purchases over 29 euros. Also, customers Prime They have free shipping. If you are not yet try it free for 1 month.

you have 30 days for free returns on all items sold/shipped by Amazon.

Note: Some of the links in this article are affiliated and may bring a benefit to Xataka Home. Despite this, none of the items mentioned have been proposed by either the brands or the stores, their introduction being a sole decision of the team of editors.

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Away with smoke and works with this bioethanol stove from Leroy Merlin that is reduced to half the price. And forget about the cold!

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If you do not want to heat your entire house with the heating system that you use on a daily basis, because you want to save on the electricity bill, a good solution is to have a bioethanol stove and heat the room where you are. leroy merlin It has this 2.5 kW TANTALO stove model that is now at half price at 489 euros, compared to 1,051 euros for its previous price.

2.5 kw TANTALO bioalcohol stove

A powerful stove, without electricity and greatly reduced

Leroy Merlin Bioethanol Stove

This TANTALO model bioethanol stove has a 2.5 kW power and it has a 1.5-litre capacity tank, ideal for heating a medium-sized room. In addition, it has a flame regulator and a autonomy of 3.5 hours.

These types of stoves are not the most suitable for heating an entire house, but they can be used to heat any room you want and, in this way, you can save on heating and electricity.

In addition, this stove has a modern design and is very decorative, so you can place it wherever you want, although it is not recommended to use it while you sleep. On the other hand, his fuel is ecologicalso it does not produce pollution, and its measurements are: 76 x 70 x 26 cm.

Images: Leroy Merlin and Taryn Elliott from Pexels.

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Shipping costs are automatically calculated at the time of ordering, as they depend on the volume of the product and the shipping area. Anyway, we have free pickup with Click&Collect and free shipping on a multitude of products only available online.

In addition, we have 100 days for returns. You will find more information in Leroy Merlin.

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The energy price Most of the time it continues through the roof, rising unstoppably despite the different measures taken in recent months by the Government such as the cap on gas or the reduction of VAT by half.

Hence, all the tricks that we can do at home to lower our energy consumption are welcome in order to achieve a discount on our bills, something that becomes even more important in the cold season with the arrival of the turning on the heaters. (more…)

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