While still in the early stages of development, creator Roger Yiu has launched the Smart Power Strip on Kickstarter. The new device is supposed to allow users to remotely control their plugged-in home appliances via a smartphone app.
With its built-in Wi-Fi, the Smart Power Strip allows users to remotely control their plugged-in home appliances via a smartphone app. From the iOS or Android app, users can remotely switch an appliance on or off. Other app functions include programming a timer to turn the appliance automatically on and off at a certain time, setting up a push notification reminder when appliances have been on for too long, and monitoring the specific energy consumption of different electronics.