New iDevices Socket Turns Standard Light Bulbs into Connected Lights
iDevices, the company behind the Switch product (which we’re in the process of reviewing, b-t-dubs), announced today the availability of a new product that can turn a standard household accessory into a connected device.
The iDevices Socket is WiFi light bulb adapter that simply screws into a standard light socket. From there, the user then screws a standard light bulb into the Socket device, and voila—their regular old light bulb has been given a new brain.
Using the same iDevices Connected app that they’re already using to control other appliances, the user can control their newly made smart light bulb in a number of ways. Socket lets the user dim their bulb, customize the color light right of the Socket, and use Siri voice commands to control the power and brightness of their lights.
“Socket is the latest evolution in iDevices’ line of connected home products, designed to give users a simple way to customize their home and enhance everyday life,” iDevices said in a statement. “The iDevices Connected app makes it easy for users to add iDevices products to their home Wi-Fi network and securely pair them to their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Simple navigation allows users to create dynamic schedules and group products into ‘scenes.’ Customizing the app with photos and names lets users feel like they’re moving through their own home.”
Through the iDevices Connected app, the user can access their products from anywhere, create custom schedules and scenes for their connected products, and personalize the layout and navigation of the app with photos of the connected products—making it quick and easy to identify which product it is they’re attempting to control.
The Socket is available for preorder for $79 on the iDevices website. The company said they plan to roll it out to additional retail locations in the near future.