Home control doesn’t have to be complex and confusing. It can be as easy as plugging in your favorite lamp and/or appliances. That’s the idea behind the new Skylink Wireless PowerHub.
The Skylink Wireless PowerHub is a power strip, which doesn’t sound all that exciting. However, this is a smart power strip, which means it can deliver a little home and energy control—and it’s pretty affordable to boot.
Just plug the Wireless PowerHub into an available outlet and pair it with Skylink’s Internet Hub and the SkylinkNet iOS and/or Android apps. Once connected, you’ll be able to plug in and control lighting and small appliances, as well as control standby power. Designed to save energy and cut down your monthly costs, the Wireless PowerHub allows you to manage your entire media system remotely, all at the touch of a button.
The Wireless PowerHub has five sockets, two of which are on at all times. That means you have three options for remote control. It even has two USB ports for charging tablets, smartphones and other devices.
Skylink is shipping the Wireless PowerHub with a 7-button remote. Just remember that Skylink’s Internet Hub is sold separately—and you’re going to need that for remote control, in addition to the free app. It can even be integrated with a motion sensors, a wall switch or an LCD remote for triggered and scheduled timing.
“The Wireless PowerHub is designed for all sockets and USB ports to be utilized at once, no matter the size of the plug, organizing a home computer or TV media area,” says Gallen Tsui, Skylink’s president. “The energy-saving Wireless PowerHub cuts costs and offers a wide range of use cases depending on the needs of the users, providing the tech-savvy with several smart home options with easy wireless home control set-up.”
Skylink will start shipping the Wireless PowerHub sometime in May, with an MSRP of $59.99.