There’s no dearth of smart outlets with Wi-Fi connectivity, but you might not know of their existence because they really don’t get much ink (or pixels) in the press. Fancy smart home hubs and biometric door locks are much more exciting to talk about than an electrical outlet that you can turn on and off via Wi-Fi using an app on your smartphone. I’ve fallen into the same “been there, written about that” trap myself. But a review sample of the Smart Outlet from ConnectSense showed up on my doorstep a few days after CES2016 ended, and it is a Wi-Fi-enabled smart outlet that’s definitely worth spending some time talking about.
Two words will pique the interest of most people who are playing around with DIY smart home gear and systems: Apple HomeKit. Even better is that it’s a pretty cool product even if you forget to mention the fact that’s its HomeKit-enabled.
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