Add 2 USB ports and smart features to an ordinary outlet for just $11 – Mashable
Deal pricing and availability subject to change after time of publication.
TL;DR: As of Feb. 15, the Switchmate Power, a Dual Smart Power Outlet with 2 USB Ports, is on sale for just $10.99, which is 72% off the original price of $39.
With a smart outlet, you can make the simplest part of your home feel fancier for just around 10 bucks. IT’s one of the smallest upgrades you can make to turn your home into a smart home, but it still makes a big impact.
The Switchmate Power Dual Smart Outlet requires no setup time. It simply plugs into and covers your existing outlet and it’s ready to go. It instantly recognizes voice commands through Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, like turning on or off the appliances plugged into it. It also pairs with the SimplySmart home app that you can download to your phone for easy use.
Your phone works as a remote for the outlet, so you can turn on a fan or air conditioner before you get home and arrive to a completely cool home. If you prefer to build a daily routine, you can schedule your home devices and appliances around your routines. Schedule your lamps to turn on when your alarm does, so you’ll actually wake up instead of hitting snooze a dozen times.
The Switchmate also includes two built-in USB ports at the bottom of the outlet. You can easily charge phones, tablets, and other USB devices without needing a charging brick or taking up one of the two outlets. Since the Switchmate also has a built-in LED nightlight, it’s perfect for kids’ rooms or for the bathroom. Why disturb your state of rest just because you have to get up to use the bathroom? The gentle glow can guide your way, so you won’t have to turn on a harsh light again when you don’t want to.
The Switchmate retails for $39, but for a limited time, you can save 72% and bring one home for just $10.99.
Prices subject to change.