Rated 4.3 out of 5Â by 46
Rated 5 out of 5Â by gbre The Future is Here and it's Awesome
I picked this up thinking of essentially using it as a high tech light switch I could control from my phone. While it worked perfectly for that, I had no idea how vast its applications were. Plugging in any device that operates with power essentially turns it into a remotely controlled technological marvel. I have my fan plugged into it now, my lamp, and have even used it to remotely preheat my iron. Then I grabbed another product of Quirky's - their Spotter Sensor. Now I not only can remotely control these devices, but automate them. If it gets too hot in my apartment, the fan turns on automatically. If it gets too dark, on goes my light. The future is here and it's awesome.
November 20, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Alaraja VERY COOL PRODUCT!
You know, at first I was hesitant because of the price but, realizing all the features and possibilities, I decided to take the plunge and buy this unit.
What a cool idea and as cool as a power strip can be...this one is. I am familiar with the "Pivot Power" line of strips (I already own a Gen 1 unit) and this one is definitely an evolution.
It's easy to set up and the FREE APP is smart, slick, and responsive.
I plan to use it for my Christmas tree, so I don't have to bend over or try and set one of those timers again but, I have been playing with it on various devices in the meantime.
Very cool and would definitely recommend.
November 15, 2013
Rated 3 out of 5Â by SavvyCat Quirky is right!
This was shipped directly from the manufacturer, apparently, and it took a solid month to receive. I kept seeing it in the store and was tempted to buy it and return the one I ordered when/if it ever showed up. Given that experience, I'm worried about the quality of customer service should it ever be necessary.
That said, it works as expected, and is pretty neat if you like gadgets. I have used it twice with my slow cooker to both have it turn on and shut off at programmed times for recipes that needed less time than my full work day. Pretty neat. But this thing is bulky. Much bigger than it appears in the pictures. The box is large, and it's not from over packaging. Even though it's flexible for reasons of its design, it still seems unnecessarily large for just four outlets. See my picture of it next to a standard six outlet power strip. Even the plug is is a monster.
January 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by CJ15 Must Have
I love this thing. I've accumulated a lot of electronics and absolutely hate how much power my components are drawing when they're just plugged in but aren't being used. However, I'm also super lazy...so I don't do anything about it. Now I can turn my stereo on/off all from my couch! I'm thinking of getting another one for my daughter's room to control her nightlight and white noise machine. Only two of the Four outlets are app controllable, but it's seriously worth it. I'd buy it even if I could only control one of the outlets...
November 12, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Gregory Great idea, bad execution
It works great for a few moments after you set it up but the moment you leave your house and come back or wait more than an hour its unable to find the Pivot. I have two and they both exhibit the same problems. I know its not my home WiFi.
December 15, 2013