Plugaway Is An App-Controlled Plug & LED System Aiming To Undercut The Smart Home Competition

Another contender for smart(en)ing up your home has taken to Kickstarter to raise funds. The Beijing-based startup behind Plugaway has put together Wi-Fi connected plugs and LED lightbulbs which, used in conjunction with its Android or iOS app, can remotely switch your appliances on or off, or dim or kill your lights. The system can also be used to monitor electricity consumption, schedule and time appliances, and set up device alerts and notifications. Or it will, assuming it hits its Kickstarter goal and transitions from the current prototype stage to commercial product (Plugaway is aiming to ship kit to backers next April). It's very close to making its funding goal at least, with more than $47,500AUD raised of a $50,000AUD target and still 34 days left on their crowdfunding campaign. Plugaway's aim is to reduce the costs of hooking your old school household appliances into the tap-happy convenience of apps. They're doing this by offering two pieces of kit: smart plugs, so you can plug any appliance in and remotely switch it on or off; and smart LEDs, so you can remotely control lights. Their Wi-Fi-enabled smart plugs cost $30 a pop - which means Plugaway is undercutting Belkin's WeMo plugs. And their LED lightbulbs are also priced cheaper than LIFX's similar kit (which starts at just under $90 a pop – or will when it goes on general sale in retail stores in January).

CES 2014 News Report

News and Product Announcement from the show.

Nostalgia - HomeToys December 2000

Here is our December 2000 eMagazine issue - bear with us on some of the broken links but you may find the articles interesting --- some even relevant.

PANIO FV-300TR Full HD Long-Range VGA & Audio Extender over CAT.5e/6

It's the latest new designed devices,excellently supports Full HD 1080P,1920X1200@60Hz extending up to 300m consecutively,and no drive and software installation needed, very easily for user just plug & play.With R.G.B.Auto- tuned and de-skew function, no need to adjust brightness

PANIO TV150A VGA KVM Chainable Extender over CAT.5e/6

is the innovative solution applied for a wide variety of HID devices extending in terms of excellent compatibility of "True USB emulation" technique, even supports the latest 10- point touch screen, and signals extended up to 150m between with high resolution Full HD 1080p, 1920 x 1080.

Icron Technologies Launches New 15-Meter USB 3.0 Active Cable

Featuring ExtremeUSB®, the USB 3.0 Spectra™ 3001-15 (15 meters active copper extension cable) is designed for machine vision applications

Tributaries® Launches New Series 4 Cables

Tributaries proudly introduces a new series of interconnect cables, handmade at the company's headquarters in Orlando, Florida.

Christie DLP Display Technology at I/ITSEC 2013 Features First True 120hz Projector at 4K Resolution

Diverse Range of 1-Chip and 3-Chip DLP Solutions for Both Simulation and Visualization

Christie Visual Display Technology Powers Princess Cruises' Upgraded Emergency Response Center

State-of-the-Art Video Display Wall at Santa Clarita Headquarters Features Christie MicroTiles and Christie TVC-1700 Video Wall Processor

PANIO HD1000 / 1002 HD HDMI Chainable Extender over CAT.5e/6 Extender 100m

High-end quality "Made in Taiwan" The HD1000 / 1002 is the high performance, cost-effective HDMI Extender over CAT. 5e/6 up to 100m at the best strengthened competitive price in the market. HD1000 / 1002 supports Full HD 1080p video and cascaded-chainable with high flexibility for expansion.

Color Tiger Announces Latest Updates to Their Leading Universal Remote App Smart IR Remote

Smart IR Remote provides users with the most powerful features to conveniently control their entire home entertainment system through their Android phones and tablets.

Wilson Certified Installer Program Surpasses 1,500

Custom installation continues to be the fastest growing segment of company's new business

Smart Home Solution Revolv Secures $4 Million in Funding Led by the Foundry Group

New Investment to be Used for Market Expansion and Product Development

North American Cable Equipment, Inc. Announces

ANNOUNCES NEW ON-LINE SMART UPS

Tech and Clothing Expected to Top Black Friday Purchases for the Thanksgiving Weekend, According to CEA Pre-Black Friday Survey

Sixty-one percent of U.S. adults plan to shop during the Thanksgiving weekend

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Light sockets; Not just for lights anymore

Light sockets; Not just for lights anymore

Smart Bulbs are out there and they can do far more then just provide light. Speakers, projectors, wi-fi extenders and more. The standard light socket that is wired up and ready to go in nearly every home in North America is now providing an easy and affordable option for home owners and renters alike to enter into the world of the "Smart Home". Here is a look at some of the Smart Bulbs and Smart Lighting options out there, and this list is just the beginning. In this ongoing article we hope to continue to add to and grow this list, so stay tuned!