Koogeek Smart Plug, the smart socket that allows you to manage the power supply of electrical appliances via HomeKit that we told you about during our review, has a version that we could call "Lite".
On sale on Amazon for only 19.99 euros, it has a less rounded design and loses compatibility with Apple's HomeKit (probably this is the main reason that has allowed the company to significantly reduce costs) but offers the same functions and different controls.
It is in fact compatible with iOS through the specific application, from which it can control the appliance connected to it – this is a through socket that is placed between the home socket and the appliance plug – but can also be controlled via voice via Google Home, Amazon Alexa or it can be inserted in recipes made with IFTTT to automate its operation.
It can be configured in just a few steps and with a click, even hundreds of kilometers away, you can activate or deactivate the socket, then switch the connected appliance on or off. It can be very useful for pre-heating, for example, the electric coffee maker from the bed (perhaps even through a previous programmed automation on the app or via IFTTT) or in general to control anything remotely.
It only supports the 2.4 GHz network and through the free Koogeek Life app (iOS and Android), it is also possible to remotely monitor energy consumption. The software provides a real-time report on the amount of energy consumed by the devices connected to it and thus being able to understand how to reduce energy consumption.