Today, I'm looking at the new iDevices switch.
Which is open for preorder, on the iDevices web site for 59.99.
This is a smart plug, and as you can see, it has a nice sleek look to it.
For anybody who's familiar with Apple products, this will feel very comfortable.
That's not a coincidence, iDevices is a home kit partner with Apple.
That does mean that this is an iOS exclusive device, and an iOS exclusive app.
As a smart plug, the iDevices switch is pretty middle of the road.
It does what it's supposed to do, it turns things on and off, it has a cool customizable night light, but there's no if compatibility.
There's no Energy consumption tracking.
The HomeKit compatible iDevices app is one of the coolest aspects of this, but it's also one of its biggest drawbacks.
Plus, you can't control the switches from outside the Wi-Fi network, which means that the command combinations, called scenes, that you program ahead of time can't execute if you're not on the property.
Although this home kit compatible device could be a solid product in six months, I can't really recommend it.
Except for early adapters of the home kit system.
Or anybody who is willing to troubleshoot or adjust plane overlook some major problems.
Be sure to read the full review at CNET.com.
For CNET, I'm David Priest
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