MacRumors Giveaway: Win a HomeKit-Compatible Dual Smart Outlet From Satechi

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For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Satechi to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win one of the company's newly launched HomeKit-Compatible Dual Smart Outlets.

Available for $60, the Dual Smart Outlet is Satechi's first HomeKit product, and it offers up two separate HomeKit-compatible outlets that let you connect any standard device or appliance to your HomeKit setup.


If you have a light that's not compatible with HomeKit, for example, you can plug it into the Smart Outlet for HomeKit controls, automations, and compatibility with other HomeKit-enabled products through HomeKit Scenes.

There are many HomeKit-compatible plug options on the market, but Satechi's new Smart Plug takes up minimal space as it won't block a secondary outlet. Both of the two outlets can be controlled independently, so you can connect two devices, and it can be placed either vertically or horizontally in an outlet.


Satechi has also included real-time energy monitoring in the Smart Outlet, so you can figure out just how much power your devices are eating up.

The Smart Outlet is controlled via WiFi and connects to an existing 2.4GHz network. It's compatible with any appliance or electronic device that plugs into a standard outlet, including fans, TVs, humidifiers, heaters, speakers, lights, and more.


You can control the Smart Outlet using the Home app, Siri voice commands, or the Satechi Home app. You can do things like turn a device on or off, set it to turn on or off at certain times, or pair it up with other HomeKit items.


We have five of the Dual Smart Outlets to give away to MacRumors readers. To enter to win our giveaway, use the Gleam.io widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winners and send the prizes. You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, following us on Instagram, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page.

Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years or older and Canadian residents (excluding Quebec) who have reached the age of majority in their province or territory are eligible to enter. To offer feedback or get more information on the giveaway restrictions, please refer to our Site Feedback section, as that is where discussion of the rules will be redirected.

The contest will run from today (June 28) at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time through 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time on July 5. The winners will be chosen randomly on July 5 and will be contacted by email. The winners will have 48 hours to respond and provide a shipping address before new winners are chosen.

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justperry

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Looks to me that these outlets are garbage, easy to break away from the in wall outlet, vertical would have been better.

And than there's the fact that the US has crappy outlets, by no means as sturdy and safe as the ones used in the EU or the UK, UK are bulky ones though.
 

ateslik

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Looks to me that these outlets are garbage, easy to break away from the in wall outlet, vertical would have been better.

And than there's the fact that the US has crappy outlets, by no means as sturdy and safe as the ones used in the EU or the UK, UK are bulky ones though.
the only thing better about UK outlets is that they heat your tea pot faster. US outlets are just fine and sturdy enough.

For homekit I prefer the idevices line. Wifi inside the switches and plugs. They need to make them much smaller to fit into the existing outlet boxes comfortably though. It’s a very tight squeeze at the moment.
 
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HDFan

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Looks to me that these outlets are garbage, easy to break away from the in wall outlet, vertical would have been better.
I have found Satechi products to have superior quality and the dual plugs are no exception. Vertical would block the other wall socket outlet. You can have 1 on each of the two plugs in the wall socket, giving you 4 plugs instead of 2. Sure there's an extremely small risk of it breaking away if you hit it. The plugs have the tightest and best fit of any of the plugs in my home.

For homekit I prefer the idevices line. Wifi inside the switches and plugs.
Certainly advantageous, but when you are short of sockets this gives you more. More convenient as no alterations necessary.

Another great design feature is that the two outlets are widely spaced. For things like portable Air Conditioners which have extremely wide plugs you have room to use both plugs, each easily wider than 1.5".
 
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