After Successful Kickstarter Campaign, The Nyrius Smart Outlet Becomes Available
Early backers of the Nyrius Smart Outlet can expect to see their devices arrive in the near future after the company announced its successful Kickstarter campaign. The device, which converts existing electronics into manageable smart home devices, is also now available for purchase to all consumers.
Nyrius explained that the Smart Outlet transforms any outlet into a Bluetooth-enabled one, which will allow users to control any plugged-in device via its iOS or Android companion app. Users can control up to three Smart Outlets with the iOS device and seven through Android. The range of controlled products includes coffee makers, lamps, space heaters, irons, and stereo systems, among the hundreds of possible appliances.
The Smart Outlet does not require a hub or an extraneous setup process, Nyrius said. Users simply plug the Smart Outlet into an existing outlet, plug the electronic device or small appliance into the Smart Outlet, and control them wirelessly via the smartphone app. Among the features contained within the app are: