For anyone who hates putting on snowboots or a coat anytime you have to plug in your holiday lights, the iDevice's outdoor switch has an answer for you.
The design appeals to my artistic side but also my inner functional list.
Its got a waterproof shell and a dual outlet, but it's also got a cool nightlight like its indoor counterpart.
You can activate your outdoor switch using your iDevices app on your iPhone or iPad, but also using Siri.
Despite the app's intuitive design and Siri integration though, some of the home kit functions like user Their sharing or customizable permissions are seriously lacking.
But with the latest firmware update iDevices has added a remote access to the switch and energy consumption tracking.
Two additions that make up for any home kit we I like that the outdoor switch is filling a niche that not many other smart switches have filled in the past, but I don't know if the $79 price point is worth it.
I'd recommend the iDevice's outdoor switch to anyone who wants to do outdoor lighting efficiently and economically.
Even if the price is a little steep, For more read the full review at www.cnet.com.
Here at the CNet smart home I'm David Priest for CNet.