ConnectSense’s Smart Outlet² Works with Siri, Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant
Home automation product manufacturer ConnectSense has released its newest smart plug, the Smart Outlet², to its product lineup ($59). It supports the Android as well as the iOS platform, and works with Siri (Apple HomeKit), Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant to allow users to control and monitor their plug-in devices, such as lights, fans and other small appliances.
The Smart Outlet² can be accessed remotely through the ConnectSense app for real-time updates of 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 place 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, users can configure it using the ConnectSense app to create custom schedules to turn on and off plug-in devices automatically.
Because of detailed power monitoring in the iOS app, users have insight into the power consumption of devices plugged in, as well as how long devices have been turned on. Energy characteristics data can be used for automation, such as dimming the lights when the TV turns on.
Features include two Wi-Fi connected sockets that can be monitored and controlled individually and a 2.4 amp USB charging port for rapid charging of smartphones and tablets.