ConnectSense, known for its line of HomeKit-enabled home automation products, today announced the launch of its new Smart In-Wall Outlet.

The Smart In-Wall Outlet is HomeKit-compatible and allows accessories that are plugged in to it to be controlled with Siri voice commands and the Home app. Precise power monitoring is also included, so you can see how much power an electronic or an appliance is using with real-time voltage data available.

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Each outlet can be controlled individually and remotely, which means power can be shut off when a device isn't in use to save energy.

ConnectSense's Smart In-Wall Outlet connects to a home's WiFi setup, and it has built-in capacitive touch buttons. Built-in plug detection senses when an item is plugged in, and the buttons can be locked when the outlet isn't in use, for childproofing purposes.

There are 15 Amp and 20 Amp options, and ConnectSense says that the Smart In-Wall Outlet is easy to install and operate both in homes and in professional environments like office buildings and airports.

The ConnectSense Smart In-Wall Outlet is priced at $79 and $99 for the 15A and 20A options, respectively, and can be purchased starting today from the ConnectSense website.

Top Rated Comments

PastaPrimav Avatar
32 months ago
I've installed over 2 dozen smart switches and some USB outlets in my home, but I haven't yet found the need for a smart outlet. I've a handful of smart plugs which are just like a smart outlet except they can be easily moved from one place to another as needs change. They work well for the Christmas Tree for part of the year, the fish tank and filter, an outdoor fan...but the smart plug is generally plugged into a surge protector...not directly into the wall. In most cases I wouldn't want the entire outlet disabled/enabled.

The energy monitoring is more interesting to me, but not at $79 - $99 per outlet. They don't even have USB ports.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
KazKam Avatar
32 months ago
I'm very interested in these as a good way to control almost all non-"smart" appliances and other applications. I understand why they're relatively expensive, especially since they are autonomous homekit devices, not requiring a hub or repeater. I also understand why they don't put in USB charging ports as someone else suggested... tying a permanent fixture to a dated standard seems a bad idea to me.

However, these are still priced about double what they'd need to be to get me seriously interested in replacing many outlets around the house. Wish I would've known about that $40 iDevices outlet black friday deal.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Q-Dog Avatar
32 months ago

Question since you may know. What I would like to use it for, but not sure if it can is: plug in lamp with a LED dimmable Edison bulb and then use HomeKit to control dimming? Is that possible over using a Hue lightbulb? Disregard price etc, just interesting in if the functionality is possible. Thank you
Pretty sure these are not dimmable. Just on/off.
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coolfactor Avatar
32 months ago
Too expensive. And if you move, do you take them all with you, or buy more for the next place? I'm not sold on this particular approach.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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