The Ego Smart Socket allows you to do many things at the same time. You can monitor the usage of your appliances and it tells you how much it cost to run them. It will provide you with instant as well as historical data through a Free App that is includes a very friendly user interface. With the Ego Socket you will also be able to switch appliances remotely using you App but most importantly it will allow you to program your appliances so that you don´t need to be there in the first place. It includes a lot more features but one of the unique features is that it will eliminate the stand-by power of your appliances, saving you money.
It is compatible with Android and iPhone. It is not compatible with any Windows devices (tablets, PC or smartphone).
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I am playing a lot with RF toys like arduinos and other stuff like that. It is pretty sad that your system are so closed. I will probably not buy a smart power plug that i can command with my smartphone, but I am pretty sure I would buy several if you propose a well designed good looking plug that I can interface with my toys via a good API...and control using by raspberry or pic. I am a geek but I think we are a lot, and you really have a good product and an experience in your domain.
I think with some simple firmware adjustments - the Efergy product could be much more versatile and for those who are very focused on what they want the product to do - simpler to use.
Would like to see your EGO work with IFTTT site and when apple brings out HomeKit integrated with the kit too
I would like to control more items in my house. Currently have EGO sockets, but would like options for lights, as in switches that can be control via the phone.
Either in the light globes or on the light switches themselves. Having options for "if motion" turn on for x about of time or if light outside is dark then turn on.
The Efergy Ego smart socket connects to the internet using your existing wireless network. During set-up you'll be prompted to enter your wireless network's password.
You can then tap into the data (which is encrypted) using any smart phone or tablet that you have 'paired' with the smart socket. You can even have multiple devices all connected to the same set of power sockets (for example, different family members may each want to have access).
Once the devices are linked, you can then monitor and control the various sockets in your home. If this level of functionality is not for you, you can always 'lock' the sockets and prevent them from being turned on and off by others who have been granted access.
Unlike other network-enabled wireless energy monitors, the Efergy Ego is physically fully self-contained. It does not require a separate "hub" or "bridge" device. This makes it really easy to set-up and use.
Simply download the app, plug the socket in, and follow the instructions on your screen.
I've put my ego on a power strip which auto-turns off my TV,DVD,audio Amp after 30 mins of idleness....word of advice, don't put the ego on your SkyBox, that needs to stay on standby all the time. Good product though, v impressed so far
I've been waiting for something like this to come onto the market. The ego is the cheapest of the recent wave of smart sockets available. I ordered mine the day it launched and it didn't disappoint. Well done efergy!