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The iHome iSP5 SmartPlug connects to your home's Wi-Fi network, and its app gives you control over anything plugged into it. It also uses HomeKit to permit Siri voice control. Click through to find out how.

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Plug any electronic device you'd like into the $39.99 iHome SmartPlug, and download the free iHome Control app for your iOS or Android device.

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I plugged a lamp into the iHome SmartPlug and could turn it on or off remotely.

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When the lamp was on, the H in the bottom left corner illuminated.

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The plug provides grounded power.

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Conveniently, the plug only takes up one outlet.

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After you connect it to your Wi-Fi network, you'll see the LED in the upper right corner turn solid green.

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The setup process on iOS is simple.

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You'll need to put in the specific PIN for your device.

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Then you can control it via the app and set rules.

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Better yet, via HomeKit, you can control your device via Siri. Set "scenes" (collections of settings), and give your device a specific name. Siri will then respond to commands including the device name or the scene name.

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You'll organize your devices into "Homes." Apple's HomeKit software establishes these buckets so you can group devices from multiple companies. You can then share all the devices in your home with your family, even if your family uses Android phones.

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The iHome SmartPlug works with Android too, though the app is quite a bit simpler.

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With the $40 iHome iSP5 SmartPlug, you can use Siri to remotely control anything with a plug.

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