We take a look at a simple, yet ingenious product from CD-R King
CD-R King is a company that’s known for selling, well, nearly everything you can think of. From mice, keyboards, thumb drives, SD cards and even motorcycles and Segway-like people movers, CD-R King has it all. Among all the products they sell, one particularly simple one caught our eye – their WiFi Smart Power Plug. While this little gadget looks nothing more than a simple power adapter for your gadgets, it’s actually a pretty high-tech way to save electricity.
When you first see the WiFi Smart Power Plug, you’ll probably mistake it for a normal (albeit oversized) power adapter. We wouldn’t fault you for that – it does look exactly like that at first glance. The only clue you’ll get that it’s something different is the two LED lights and the physical button on top.
The Smart Power Plug is exactly that – smart. It’s powered by WiFi and acts as a WiFi repeater when it’s plugged in. You control it via an app that you download from the Google Play store (or through iTunes if you’re using an iPhone or iPad). Once you go through the rather simple setup process, you’re now able to control the appliance that’s plugged in through the Smart Power Plug. From your phone you can set a timer when the appliance will turn on and off each day, which is great for people who run ACs during the night. This can save you a lot of money since you can now sync the fan to turn on when the AC turns off at pre-determined intervals during the night. It’s also a great gadget for moms and dads enforcing a mandatory shut-off time for TVs and gaming consoles for kids. No power = no playtime.
CD-R King also says that you can monitor your power usage using the Smart Power Plug, but we couldn’t find it as of press time. Additional features include overcharging and overheating protection when you plug in a charger of any sort.
The CD-R King WiFi Smart Power Plug retails for Php 1,280.