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One and a half years ago I had the chance to try out ConnectSense’s IOT-enabled Smart Outlet. I had addressed some limitations, such as it only having the ability to connect to Apple’s HomeKit system. Since my house was Alexa-enabled, it wasn’t quite as useful to our family.
Three quarters of a year ago, I had gleefully announced the arrival of my Smart Outlet2 and proclaimed that it would be attached to our family’s leg lamp for the holidays. I was thrilled that this upgraded outlet would be able to connect to our household’s smart home system.
I did that. The holidays came and went. We unplugged the leg lamp and put it away with our holiday decorations. Then I plugged in a front foyer nightlight and it’s been running for us since January.
And forgot about it….
I like to think that’s a good thing. My Smart Outlet2 has reliably turned itself on every evening at 6:30pm, and turns itself off every night at 11:59pm. Without fail. If I need light in between those times, I can ask Alexa to “Turn on the Front Hall light” or “Turn off the Front Hall light”.
So let’s now talk about what else has been great about this outlet.
Learn more about the ConnectSense Smart Outlet2 here. Because the Smart Outlet2 doesn’t need a hub, this might be a great starter device for your first foray into smart home technology. You can get the outlet on Amazon, where it retails for $59.99.
GeekMom was provided a complimentary sample of the Smart Outlet2 for review purposes. This post contains affiliate links.
This post was last modified on September 1, 2019 4:24 pm
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