D-Link's New Wi-Fi Smart Plug Allows You to Remotely Monitor, Control Devices
May 6, 2014 3:00 AM
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D-Link's Smart Plug is priced at $49.99
For those that like to keep close tabs on energy usage or even have the ability to power on/off a device from anywhere, D-Link has just introduced a new solution to service your needs.
The Wi-Fi Smart Plug (DSP-W215) plugs into a single wall outlet and gives your control over one powered device. Using the mydlink app — which works on
devices (sorry, Windows Phone users) — energy-conscious individuals can set schedules to turn on/off any electronics device or appliance, and even monitor energy usage remotely.
mydlink iOS app for D-Link's Wi-Fi Smart Plug
The Wi-Fi Smart Plug includes Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) to make setup easy and also offers overheat protection just in case any of your devices get a little hot under the collar.
The Wi-Fi Smart Plug is available starting today for $49.99.
D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug
Of course, D-Link is not the first company to introduce such a device for consumers.
Belkin’s WeMo Switch
(F7C027fc) – also priced at $49.99 -- offers similar functionality and also comes with a companion app that works on
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RE: Kinda dumb
5/6/2014 8:28:02 AM
On the whole, i agree, it is a pretty pointless "investment" for the typical home owner. It will probably be broken or the software unsupported by the time you break even.
But i'm sure there are many business implementations that could prove to be very cost effective. But to me, the issue is that they are selling a device, without much use, and i'm not sure who is responsible for those screenshots, but who the hell figured a 20w fan was a suitable item for advertising how useful a power saver this is? I bought one of the cheapest fans i could get, it came with a remote control and had a timer built in. But i guess i'll spend another 50 bucks so i can set it to turn off in 28 minutes instead of 30.
Or i could just not be a lazo pos and just turn the fan off myself.
I just don't see a home application for this, which it seems is what it's aimed at at the end of the day.
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