At this point, it’s a little tough to review smart plugs, they are all pretty much the same, right? When ConnectSense offered to send me a SmartOutLet2 plug, I was excited as this was my first time working with a ConnectSense product, but… it’s a plug. I’m incredibly happy to say that I found this to be one of the best plugs on the market right now. Not only do they make great use of the space of a typical North American outlet and give you the ability to control both outlets, they have also included a USB charging port for your phone or tablet, and most interesting to me, they actually allow you to turn off the LED status lights completely so that you can sleep in a dark, dark room.
One of the things that have always driven me a little crazy is having the bright little LEDs on the smart products. LEDs and nightlight features are wonderful for kids rooms, but for adults who like to have their sleep spaces as dark as possible, they result in having to place plugs behind objects or curtains, or in the worst cases, actually get out some electricians tape and block the light completely.
ConnectSense is the first vendor I’ve seen who actually got this problem and gave us a way to deal with it. In addition to the Apple Homekit ecosystem, this plug also works with Amazon and GoogleHome giving us the flexibility to control it in whichever smart home ecosystem we prefer or even connecting it to all three at the same time!
In the 2 months that I’ve been running this plug, I’ve had ZERO disconnects and it’s quickly climbed to my top smart plugs. It doesn’t demand attention, it blends into the bedroom and it works reliably. What more can you really ask for?