iHome, manufacture of various mobile device accessories, has recently announced that its SmartPlug products are now supported by the popular line of Amazon Alexa devices, including Amazon Echo, Amazon Tap, Echo Dot and Amazon Fire TV. After adding support for the Nest and Wink, it shows iHome‘s commitment to making sure its iHome Control product line is compatible with the popular IoT platforms.
iHome WiFi SmartPlug turns any connected device into a smart device. By adding an Amazon Alexa device to to their iHome SmartPlug network, customers can enjoy the simplicity of using their voice to control their evolving smart home. Each device in the home will have a unique name, so one need only say, “Alexa, turn off the bedroom light” or “Alexa, turn on the living room fan” to operate that device.
iHome’s Alexa enabled iHome Control Products Include:
- ISP5 SmartPlug: capable of switching on and off lights, fans, room ACs and appliances.
- ISP6 SmartPlug (available in August): capable of switching on and off lights, fans and appliances, remote-capable.
- ISP8 SmartPlug (available in August): capable of switching on and off lights, fans and appliances, also allows users to monitor their energy usage, includes remote control.
“By adding support for Amazon Alexa to iHome’s SmartPlug platform, we deliver an incredible experience to our customer,” said Gary Schultz, Director of Business and Product Development at iHome. “Voice control is no longer limited to playing music or checking the weather — now, people can control lights, room ACs, heaters, fans, humidifiers and more by just speaking to their Alexa-enabled devices.”
The full list of IoT platforms supported are: Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, Nest, Samsung SmartThings and Wink. For those interested in picking up an iHome Smart Product, feel free to check out their website.