ConnectSense Smart Outlet (review)

The ConnectSense Smart Outlet was the very first HomeKit device I purchased, and I love it. It’s basically a double smart plug, with both sockets acting independently, so in they appear in the Home app as two separate devices. The design and position of the pins that go into a standard wall socket is such that it covers a double wall socket perfectly, so it fits over the top of without any overhang.

In addition to having to independent outlets, it has a single USB socket at the top for charging all manner of USB based devices (iPhone, iPad etc.). Alongside the two outlets are a pair of blue LEDs to indicate whether either outlet is active or not. The brightness of these LEDs can be adjusted or turned off within the ConnectSense app, but not in the Home app unfortunately. Along the side of the device are two circular physical buttons that allow you to physically turn the outlets on or off.

That’s about all really, other than it really does what it sets out to do, and it does it well enough. within the ConnectSense app, you also have data on the power usage, so you’re able to monitor how much electricity is being drawn for a particular device connected to the outlets.

Some people would probably consider it a bit bulky, but I do like the fact that even though it covers two outlets, you get two outlets!

  • Specifications:
    HomeKit requires an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch with iOS 8.1 or later.
    Controlling HomeKit–enabled accessories away from home requires an Apple TV (3rd generation or later) with Apple TV software 7.0 or later and an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 8.1 or later.
  • Features:
    120 VAC, 60 Hz power input
    2 power outlets
    1440 W resistive
  • More info:
    https://www.connectsense.com/smart-outlet

Simon T Bramley

Editor - Musician, graphic designer and HomeKit aficionado, living in Taipei, Taiwan.

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