Smart home devices may be a rising trend nowadays, but it can be pretty expensive considering you need to replace most of the appliances you already have. Is there a solution to this? Kickstarter Nyrius believes so.

The Nyrius Smart Outlet turns your non-smart electronics into fully connected ones through bluetooth. For example, users can easily program their coffee maker to turn on every morning when they wake up or their lights on the way out of the door every morning with their smart devices. This is how it works:

The Smart Outlet is a Bluetooth enabled one, meaning whatever they plug into it can be controlled via Android or iOS app. With the app, you can turn on and off electronics and appliances, and even create timers to schedule when they turn on. A proximity control even allows the Smart Outlet to turn off if the device controlling it is out of the area.

We’ll have a review of this device within the week.

Additional information and pledge levels can be found on Nyrius’ Kickstarter page.

The Nyrius Smart Outlet is expected to ship to all backers and be fully available for purchase in May 2015.


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