Eve Systems today announced the release of a redesigned version of Eve Aqua, a HomeKit-enabled smart home device designed to automate irrigation systems and turn standard outdoor taps into smart water outlets.

The Eve Aqua water controller can automatically activate the irrigation system using the Home app on the iPhone, the Eve app, Siri voice commands, or a physical button on the device itself.

The third generation of Eve Aqua includes Thread support for improved reliability and access when used with other Thread-compatible devices. It activates on and off automatically, with no internet connection, bridge or gateway required for functionality, and is powered by two AA batteries.

Eve Systems says the new Eve Aqua has been redesigned with a sleeker look that features a space gray body and matte black front, along with a brass tap connector and magnetic valve for improved durability, leak protection, and quieter operation.

The new Eve Aqua is available today for $149.95 from the Eve website.

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