Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 23
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sebastian A new device for Home Automation enthusiasts.
The Bayit Power outlet is a new addition to the Home automation. The Wi-Fi enabled socket connects your appliances and electronics to your Wi-Fi network, allowing remote on and off control to your appliances/devices from anywhere in the world. The possibilities are endless.
It is very simple to install and operate, with your Smartphone. Installation takes about 5 minutes.
The Power outlet is rated 10 Amps, that is about 1200 watts on 120 vac power. But it is safe to use about 1000 watts. I tried my electric tea kettle for testing purpose, and it worked fine.
Overall, it is a very good device, and I would surely recommend to all Home Automation enthusiasts.
February 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sarah Nifty Product
At first I struggled to get this working. But then I realized I have a non-standard router configuration for this switch (I have a standard Apple router) and it was easy to figure out the issue and get it working. The socket plugs into your outlet and then you plug what you want into the socket. It is easy to turn on and off. I think it's neat that you can control it from another location. I could see that being useful if you maybe had a light plugged into it that you wanted on or off, or perhaps a coffee maker that you forgot to turn off. I think the calendar function is great, too. I plan on using it for my Bunn coffee maker which doesn't have a built in timer function. You can also use a countdown feature to have something turn on for a set amount of time. The socket is relatively inconspicuous. White, small and only a small light to indicate if it's on I don't think anyone would be bothered by (or generally notice) it's appearance.
June 1, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by dfgfdr hit or miss on whether controls will work. cannot set timer when not on wifi.
hit or miss on whether controls will work. cannot set timer when not on wifi.
June 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kevinb70 Worked for me (Android)
I easily set two of these up on my wireless network (Motorola SBG6580) with no issues. Using the Android app. YMMV as you may have one customized setting or variable where you run into issues.
April 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cami Excellent item
We got it and set it up. Worked right away. Only draw back is you have to have wifi for it to work. I was hoping it had some type of built in signal. Otherwise it was perfect.
March 23, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by jaking1185 Not worth the trouble
Bought this switch and it worked fine for awhile. After the software updated on my phone the scheduler did not work anymore. Tried everything to get it working. Contacted customer support and after awhile they sent me a replacement unit. Got it and that switch wouldn't ever power on. Not sure I want to waste my time getting another replacement considering the history of the first two. Steer clear...
November 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by chopperjohn Good Product
Good Product. Does exactly what it's supposed to do. I have the app installed in both my Phone and Tablet. I use it to turn on and off my Dehumidifier. Had a little trouble installing the software, but I'm not really technically good understanding software installation. But after some tinkering and getting the learning curve down pat, I got it working. Takes a few swipes of the little "slide switch" on the app to get it to turn on or off. My Dehumidifier turns on or off instantaneously when the switch is activated, no delay at all. Overall, I'm very satisfied with the product.
September 8, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by dmh not ready for prime time
It was difficult to set up (Apple router), but after a struggle, I got it to work. It worked perfectly as long as I was within my home network. Outside the home network, either on the phone or on another WiFi network, it worked sporadically. About 3 out of 5 times, I would get an error message saying the plug was not online. I tried resetting it. Same problem.
Bottom line: When it worked, it was great. But, it is unreliable. Not worth the money if I cannot rely on it when I am away.
September 22, 2015