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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 iOS or Android 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 iOS and Android devices.

Source: D-Link





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RE: Kinda dumb
By ilt24 on 5/6/2014 9:17:13 AM , Rating: 5
Depends on what your looking to control and why. We bought a couple of the Belkin WeMo's last year to control A/C units. While they will save us some money over time, I don't really care because as they more importunately allow us to make sure we are comfortable when we get home even when our schedule changes.


RE: Kinda dumb
By Brandon Hill (blog) on 5/6/2014 9:51:44 AM , Rating: 2
Now THAT is an awesome usage model for this device.


RE: Kinda dumb
By Spuke on 5/6/2014 2:11:17 PM , Rating: 2
I could use this in my RV to shut off devices overnight to reduce draw. Hopefully the app controls more than one device.


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