ConnectSense has released its new Smart Outlet² , a smart plug that works seamlessly with Siri (Apple HomeKit), Amazon Alexa, and Google Assistant to allow users to easily control and monitor plug-in devices, like lights, fans, and other small appliances.
The Smart Outlet² now supports Android, in addition to iOS, and can be accessed remotely through the ConnectSense app for real-time updates of your plug-in devices. Unlike other smart outlets that require additional gateways or hubs, the ConnectSense Smart Outlet² works with the Wi-Fi network already in a home.
With two separately controlled outlets and a USB charging port, Smart Outlet ² fits over any existing standard North American electrical outlet. After installing the outlet, configure it using the ConnectSense app, and create custom schedules to turn on and off plug-in devices automatically.
With detailed power monitoring in the iOS app, you have insight into the power consumption of devices plugged into the Smart Outlet², as well as how long devices have been turned on. Energy characteristics use can be used for automation, such as dimming the lights when the TV turns on.
"We are committed to evolving our product offerings to create an easy-to-use, seamless way for people to better control and monitor their homes," said Adam Justice, Founder of ConnectSense. "In our continued effort to meet our customers' demands, we've added more robust voice control offerings with the Smart Outlet², and are excited to expand the IoT product landscape to Android users."
Each plus has two Wi-Fi connected sockets that can be monitored and controlled individually. Control them from anywhere with the free ConnectSense App for iOS or Android; as well as via voice using Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, or the Google Assistant. They offer 2.4 amp USB charging port for rapid charging of smartphones and tablets.
The ConnectSense Smart Outlet² is US$59.