Currant, a startup that manufactures smart home devices that reduce energy consumption, announced the first AI-based product, as seen in VentureBeat . It is called a cheeky Smart Outlet, it has two individually controlled outlets and can be rotated by connecting the power supply to keep the cord clean. The company says its outlet has the highest safety rating among the smartest outlets on the market.
The gadget works with a companion app that tracks real-time electricity usage and shows graphs showing where energy is consumed and how much it costs. Through this application, you can remotely monitor and control each outlet to connect to Amazon Alexa and Google Home devices to control your voice. Outlet-related rules can be set to follow the schedule, or the outlet can be used normally for a week, and the app proposes a rule based on its behavior. For example, you can suggest turning off your set-top box when the TV is not turned on.
It's as simple as plugging in an available outlet on iOS and Android and connecting it to your app. When complete, the app will detect the outlet and display real-time information about the energy used immediately. Smart outlets are available in two versions, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, with energy monitoring and AI-recommended scheduling, but only the WiFi version works with home helpers and can control the outlet from anywhere. Currant's Bluetooth Smart Outlet costs $ 49.99 and WiFi Smart Outlet costs $ 59.99. Available on Amazon and Currant.com.