Probably, one of the most interesting and unique devices that have been released on the market in last year is iHome iSP5 SmartPlug. Even if this device doesn’t do anything extraordinary, it has something that will attract a lot of customers.
Now, all that users have to do is to plug iHome into a wall socket and then plug their electronic devices into it, for example a TV or a lamp. Now, here is the moment when the magic starts, because after connecting the iHome Plug to a Wi-Fi network, users will be able to control the socket remotely and turn on every device it is plugged into it.
Yes, it is an interesting idea and represents an easy way to control all the electronics into the house. However, the market is starting to be filled up with interesting smart plugs, for example Belkin WeMo Insight Switch that has the ability to monitor energy usage, while other plugs offer surge protections.
This is not a bad thing, because we need all these smart plugs and customers will have the opportunity to monitor their energy or to turn on an electronic device by voice. Even if iHome plug is limited and does one thing only, that thing is consistent and responsive.
To be added that this device also works with HomeKit, known as being Apple’s proprietary smart-home software. This means that iHome iSP5 SmartPlug works with the iHome’s iOS app and can be controlled by voice. Yes, Siri will be the voice of your house. iHome iSP5 SmartPlug is available at the price of 39.99 dollars and can be purchased from Amazon or the company’s site. To be added that it is also compatible with Android, but it doesn’t work as well as on iOS.
Probably, the most used electronics are the fans and the lamps, but it is worth knowing that iHome works with anything that doesn’t use more than 1,800 watts of power. At the iHome Smartplug, users will find a button situated in the top right corner that will allow them to turn the switch on manually. The company’s logo is located in the bottom left corner, while in the upper right there is a green LED that will indicate if users have a Wi-Fi signal.