After a deluge of announcements, including a home monitoring system, smartwatch, smart sprayer and robotic vacuum cleaner, Wyze is back with yet another new product. This time around, it̵
You get an incredibly capable smart outdoor plug for your $ 9.99 pre-order ($ 10.99 after pre-order). The Wyze Plug Outdoor contains two outputs that you can control separately. It is a 15 amp plug and has energy monitoring.
The Wyze Plug Outdoor connects via WiFi, and the company promises you’ll get a good connection from up to 100 meters away in an open area. Of course, you also get automations through the Wyze app and you get Google Assistant and Alexa integrations.
Automation options include a vacation mode, schedule, custom triggers, and a dust-to-dawn sensor that responds to ambient light. In vacation mode, the plugs are randomly switched on and off to give the impression that people are at home.
The Wyze Plug Outdoor has to withstand the weather, of course, and it should, thanks to its IP64 rating. That is protection against water and fine dust particles. Most outdoor plugs focus solely on waterproofing.
Speaking of other outdoor plugs, most will run you $ 30 to $ 40, and many don’t allow individual control over outlets. Even fewer offer energy monitoring. That makes the Wyze Plug Outdoor one of the most affordable and capable smart outdoor plugs on the market.
The only downside we can see? It won’t go on sale until 2021, and even if you pre-order today, you probably won’t get it in time to fully automate Christmas. But it’s never too early to start planning next Christmas.
You can pre-order the Wyze Plug Outdoor from the company today.