iHome Launches Outdoor Smart Plug Compatible With HomeKit

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iHome today launched the iSP100, a smart plug for controlling outdoor lights, decorations, and small appliances with up to 1,800 watts of power. The three-pin Type B smart plug works with a GFI-enabled outdoor 120V power supply and has a rugged design that is able to withstand the elements of weather.


Like iHome's indoor smart plugs, the iSP100 is compatible with Apple's HomeKit platform, allowing iPhone and iPad users to set schedules and scenes to automate outdoor lighting or whatever is plugged into it. The smart plug can be controlled with Apple's Home app or the iHome Control app from the App Store.


iHome also unveiled a trio of Wi-Fi-enabled, battery-powered smart home sensors, each priced at $29.99, but none of them support HomeKit.

The new sensors can be configured to automatically turn iHome smart plugs on or off should a door or window open, motion be detected, or a leak occur. For example, if a motion detector senses motion in a room, it can trigger the smart plugs in that room to turn on, switching on lights, fans, and other appliances.


iHome's smart home products can be purchased at select retailers, including Amazon, Apple, Bed Bath & Beyond, Best Buy, and Home Depot. The iSP100 is available now, while the trio of sensors are listed as "coming soon."

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36 months ago
I ordered one of the outdoor plugs from Best Buy yesterday and it's out for delivery now. Just in time for my Christmas lights!
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36 months ago

I’m wanting something like this for UK. Anyone have any suggestions?

Ditto. I've not seen any HomeKit UK plugs, and even the ones that aren't HomeKit compatible seem to be a bit 'dodgy' with poor apps. Of course, the quality of the app ceases to be an issue if it's HK compatible.
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36 months ago

Overkill. Why do I need 'smart' outdoor lights? I put up holiday lights that plug into an outdoor, multi device outlet with a photocell. Everything comes on at dusk and stays on for a predetermined length of time. Why would I want to have to say "Hey Siri, turn on the lights." ? Sure, there's the cool factor, but for 40 bucks? [/oldmantalk]

Hey Siri, turn on the Jacuzzi.
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36 months ago
I’m wanting something like this for UK. Anyone have any suggestions?
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36 months ago
Hell no to anything iHome. I had three of their indoor Homekit smartplugs. They constantly disconnected from the network. After their last update the plugs would drop network connection after about 10 min then never reconnect. iHome support was barely responsive and no help. Plugs are sitting in a drawer somewhere now.

On the flip side, I have iDevice indoor and outdoor plugs, Philips Hue, and a Schlage Sense. All have been great!
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36 months ago
My experience of three iHome smart plugs and one monitor has been great. HomeKit integration works great.
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