D-Link's Wi-Fi smart plug lets you turn on and off electronic devices on a schedule
Everyone’s getting into home automation, from networking players to consumer electronics makers. D-Link, which recently started selling its DIR-890L AC3200 tri-band router here, is also getting into this arena with its ‘Connected Home’ concept.
The first Connected Home product that’s now available in Singapore is the DSP-W215 Mydlink Wi-Fi Smart Plug. A compact device that plugs into the electrical socket, the DSP-W215 allows you to turn on and off electronic devices on a schedule. Since it can be connected to D-Link’s Mydlink Cloud platform, you can also control and monitor it remotely with a mobile device through the Mydlink Home app.
The smart plug supports wireless 802.11n (up to 150Mbps) and touts a very easy installation process, which should require no more than plugging it into a power socket and setting it up using the Mydlink Home app or the Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) button. Besides switching devices on or off on a schedule (e.g., ensuring your TV is not left on when you’re out), the app keeps you informed through notifications when something abnormal happens, such as when an appliance surpasses a pre-set power consumption limit or it has been deactivated due to plug overheating (the plug has a built-in thermal sensor).
The D-Link DSP-W215 Mydlink Wi-Fi Smart Plug is now available in stores at a recommended retail price of S$69.