Today, we're looking at Tri Cascade's iBRIGHT 7x Smart Surge Protector, available online now.
For the four foot, six foot, and eight foot cord lengths, the prices are $110, $130, and $140, respectively.
That means that this device slides in somewhere between more affordable and less feature rich models at $30 or $40 and higher end really reliable models at $300 or $400.
The I-Bright smart surge protector has great base functionality especially for more casual consumers but it also adds a lot of design and software features that you won't find in.
Cheaper models, using your mobile app you can control your electronics remotely.
You can track energy usage and you can set schedule for your electronics.
The body of the protector also features multiple kinds of outlets.
There are two outlets that are always on, five outlets that you can schedule or you can remotely control and there are two USB outlets The device itself is also a Wi-Fi extender.
If you're just looking for surge protection, this probably isn't the device for you.
But its solid functionality and its great versatility mean that ambitious DIYers could really benefit from it, as an investment.
For more coverage on smart outlets and surge protectors, check us out on CNET.
Here at the CNET smart home, I'm Dave Priest.
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