Ever wanted to be able to control your appliances connected to a power strip from your smartphone? If you have the new Smart Power Strip might be worth more investigation as its does just that, as well as monitor how much energy your home appliance consume in real time.
Allowing you to turn on and off appliances connected to the Smart Power Strip using a companion smartphone application. Watch the video after the jump to learn more about the Smart Power Strip project and see it in action.
Smart Power Strip offers user an innovative new way to control and monitor your home appliances and allows you to control any plugged-in devices at anytime, anywhere from your smartphone device. Smart Power Strip does not require any complicated setup and supports plug-n-play with both Android and Apple smartphones. You can also set alerts which its creators explain in a little more detail:
“Set rules to get notified when appliance remains on. You will also know when someone is using your computer or other devices, and you can turn the devices off remotely. Or, you can use it in a Parental Control way, knowing your kids have turned on the TV and game console during finals weeks, and turn them off remotely from your office.
During the weekend trip, use Smart Power Strip to start a light show just to make it looks like there is someone inside the house when you’re away. Smart Power Strip has a remote access mode option, which it will connect to the cloud. As long as Smartphone users have internet connection (WiFi/3G/4G..), they would be able to control from anywhere.”
The Smart Power Strip project is currently over on the Kickstarter website looking to raise enough pledges to make the jump from concept to production. So if you think Smart Power Strip is something you could benefit from, visit the Kickstarter website now to make a pledge and help Smart Power Strip become a reality.