When comparing Elgato Eve Energy vs Koogeek Smart Plug, the Slant community recommends Koogeek Smart Plug for most people. In the question“What are the best smart switches?” Koogeek Smart Plug is ranked 9th while Elgato Eve Energy is ranked 11th. The most important reason people chose Koogeek Smart Plug is:
The scheduling feature is easy to use - select a time to turn on, and a time to turn off. You can repeat this schedule (called a 'rule' within the app) daily, or weekly. There is also a built-in timer, which can be useful when you only need the lights on for a few minutes during an irregular time.
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Pro Tracks energy spent, allowing for easy tracking
You can easily view how much energy the plugged in device is using (in watts), however the app doesn't show the costs of the power (you can figure this out yourself, but it would have been nice to be included).
Pro HomeKit compatible
HomeKit is created by Apple, and uses Siri to control the smart devices connected with HomeKit. It also allows for grouping devices so that a single command can trigger different devices to do different things.
Pro Schedule devices to turn on or off automatically
The Eve Energy supports a useful scheduling function. Once set up, the lights will turn themselves on and off automatically based on your preferences.
Pro Easy setup
Setup is as easy as downloading the Eve app, add the device, type in a code (or scan it automatically), and tell it where it is located (easier to control down the road).
Pro Easy to use scheduling
The scheduling feature is easy to use - select a time to turn on, and a time to turn off. You can repeat this schedule (called a 'rule' within the app) daily, or weekly.
There is also a built-in timer, which can be useful when you only need the lights on for a few minutes during an irregular time.
Pro HomeKit compatible
HomeKit is created by Apple, and provides easy control through Siri. Devices can be grouped together, and multiple devices can be activated at once with a single action (if you set up the proper scenes).
Pro Well designed app
The app is designed to look sleek, and give quick access to commonly used actions. Finding a specific device can be a hassle if you have many HomeKit devices connected in the same room as the lists scroll vertically, but this won't be an issue for the vast majority of users.
Pro Energy measurement
This smart plug will show you energy stats, which can be used to help determine the best way to slash energy costs. It does this in real-time in the app, as well as over time through a graph.
Con Blocks plugs beneath it
This plug is physically large, and will block sockets if placed in the top wall socket. If placed in the bottom socket, the other socket will be available however it will hang past where the socket ends providing an eyesore.
Con Apple TV required for at-a-distance control
Without an Apple TV, you can only control devices locally using Bluetooth. This range is very limited. With an Apple TV however, you can control the device from anywhere you have access to Wi-Fi.
Con No Android support
Unfortunately, if anybody in your house uses an Android device, they won't be able to connect to the Koogeek smart plug.
Con No third party ecosystem integration
Unfortunately, it seems this plug isn't compatible with WeMo, Nest, SmartThings, Wink, or other home automation ecosystems. This limits the devices that this switch can connect with in the future (or the present if you already have non-HomeKit devices).