The CD-R King WiFi Smart Power Plug, is a great way to save electricity or even extend your WiFi signal range in your local house network; or home office.
When you first see this device, don’t be surprised as it is not a sophisticated plug adapter. It is what it is, and it is a smart plug and a repeater. To describe this ingenious yet useful product, it has a physical button and a two LED light that has specific functions when this WiFi Smart Power Plug is being used.
So how the hell does a adapter-looking plug becomes a Smart and useful. Although the this item could also be used as an adapter, the main feature of this product is that you could control any gadgets or appliances plugged using the WiFi Smart Power Plug to be turned on and off using your smart phoneThe box comes with a set-up procedure manual which is simple; although you have to download the apk file here http://kk.huafeng.com:8081/none/android/Smartwifi.apk , if you are using an android device (URL) and find the app “Kankun” on iTunes if you are using an Apple device.
You may also schedule the times where they will be turned on or off automatically via your smart phone connected through your local WiFi network or through your data plan. Just make sure that the Smart Plug is always connected through your local WiFi network.
Turning on the Smart Plug and Turning the Smart Plug off using WiFi connection.
Turning on the Smart Plug and Turning the Smart Plug off using Data Plan connection.
Other than being a glorified “smart” plug which you could have alternatives such as this product here which is also sold in CD-R King,
The CD-R King WiFi Smart Power Plug could also be set as a WiFi signal repeater, using it as a repeater; I had a hard time using the Smart Plug while using it as a repeater, I am not sure though if this is an issue for this particular unit or for all. The WiFi Smart Power Plug is not that strong compared to repeaters made for that sole use, a usual repeater could bounce signal to one whole floor, but the Smart Power Plug can only do at least one to two small rooms. Nevertheless, it is quite useful in extending WiFi signal, once you have a couple of these bad boys you could probably put WiFi all over your office or house.
A spot with very week WiFi signal with no help from the WiFi Smart Power Plug.
Same spot with the help from the WiFi Smart Power Plug that acts as the repeater.
The CD-R King WiFi Smart Power Plug is a great device especially for small homes and small offices to help out in timing devices to save electricity. It did however gave me the challenge of setting it up because of the lack of a display screen, although the LEDs will give you hints on what you are currently doing with the Smart Plug, it is not as easy as any plug and play device. Moving on, when charging your cellphone through the Smart Power Plug, it automatically stops charging when your phone is fully charge. This helps prolong the battery lifespan of your phone.
The CD-R King WiFi Smart Power Plug is available in selected branches of CD-R King only and is priced at 1,280Php.