Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 46
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 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 5.0 out of 5.0 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 1.0 out of 5.0 by Chris Worst purchase ever. Wemo is a lot better
What makes this product worthless? You have to go through quirkys website to turn off and on your device. That should tip you off that the device will have serious problems. Significant delays in on & off time. Does not display true status (on or off) of the switch. Just over all junk. Wemo does not go through any website & has immediate on & off time. Also displays current status of switch. Thought I was getting a good deal with the $50 price tag so I bought 8 of them. Back to Home Depot they go. Will stick with wemo.
December 21, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 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 3.0 out of 5.0 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 1.0 out of 5.0 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
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TonyT Love this
The Pivot Power Genius is great for holiday lights. In the past, I constantly left my outdoor lights on and only realized when I was about to go to bed. Then I'd have to go out in the garage and turn them off. But not now! All I have to do now grab my phone and turn the lights off. No more going out in the cold garage.
November 12, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Patrick This is one of the BEST items I've ever bought!
This has so many uses! Away on vacation? Turn on lights in your house! I personally plan on using this for my Christmas lights. I always forget to unplug them and now I can do this from the comfort of my bed or at work if I really forget!
November 12, 2013