Smart Plugs: A Simple Alternative to Home Automation

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4Q 2013 | IN-1018075


Quirky + GE Launches Wi-Fi-enabled Smart Plug


Quirky, a New York-based crowdsourcing company in collaboration with GE, has launched four products in the smart home category. This includes the Pivot Power Genius, which, apart from the smart new design, has two smart plugs that allow the user to control the power outlets remotely using smart mobile devices.

Simple Home Automation


The smart plug market has been gaining momentum, with a number of products making it into the market. The use of Wi-Fi in home automation, although shunned due to its higher power needs, has seen wider acceptance. Smart plugs offer simple automation of existing household appliances. The smart plug offerings in the market currently consist of smart plugs, which allow monitoring alone for appliances such as refrigerators and fre...

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