Guessing it will be a hit. Will be ordering a few shortly for my gutter de-icing coils. But I would prefer a right angle plug since they do hang more straight instead of hanging at an angle with stiff cords in cold Wisconsin winters LOL. They would also fit blow molded outlet covers way better. Thanks for another great product for the Wyze - verse.
Thanks, you are right, those 2 wishlist items are exactly what I would like them to implement in these plugs like other competitors offer in some smart plugs. I voted for both of them.
“plenty of them out there”. I searched HD, Lowe’s, Menards , nothing. ? Cut the supplied plug off and rewire with a new right angle plug? Invalidating the warranty?
Would this work?
Wow, Yeh never saw that coming. Thanks Newshound😊
Yeah, I was talking about Amazon, I ran a brief search on Amazon for things like “Right angle plug [or outlet] adapter” and saw several cool options. Many looked even more flat than the one posted above. Some are also outdoor rated themselves.
I’m surprised none of the other stores you mentioned had any…you’d think it would be something Lowe’s and HD would carry! Hopefully you can find a good solution.
Though, I do agree with you that all things being equal cost-wise, it would make much more sense for an outdoor plug to be right-angled.
Other options too if something else would work better for you, but some of those are less than $3 per plug, which is not bad.
The outdoor plug seems like a good deal but really wish it had Homekit support. Just got two Meross Outdoor Plugs for $18 each. Only $2 more than the Wyze version with shipping and they have native HomeKit support, Prime shipping and great performance. If Wyze would have had HomeKit support I would have picked up two just to support them. I will still recommend these to Alexa/Google users but I really wish Wyze would get on the ball and support HomeKit already.
Those do look like nice plugs, but they’re normally $39 each on Amazon, and they aren’t in the Wyze ecosystem for better inter-functionality with all my other devices.
Still, I can understand wanting Homekit if you’re invested in Apple. Wyze has said they’ve been looking into Homekit support on some of their devices, maybe they’ll eventually do it. I know Android has 87% of the global market share (fluctuates a little), so it’s the best place to start, especially when the plugs will also work with Apple phones, even if not homekit yet. Half my brothers have Apple ecosystems, but I am kind of anti-apple myself…way too greedy/exploitive, proprietary/limited, and expensive for my tastes…but hey, it’s a huge demand in the US and it would be a smart market for Wyze to cater to increasing sales significantly.
+1 for #2 - would love a modem/router reset function!!!
@carverofchoice and to any and all who would like to see this added - I have created a wishlist topic, please follow the link and vote to have your voice heard: Wyze Plug Outdoor - add Modem/Router reset functionality
Another product…seriously Wyze? Now we know where all our customer support resources went. And no wonder they didn’t have to funds to keep Person Dection free (like they originally promised). Fix the current products you already have!!!
A cool product at a remarkable price point! I just ordered a few. Going to be a fun start to 2021 as all these pre-orders start arriving. Kind of like a delayed Christmas.
Is that a new Holiday, like “Wyze-mas,” or is it a month of exciting deliveries, like: “Wyze-uary,” or a new season like “Wyze-nter is coming?”
Wyze Men, duh.
The restart power thing is a big deal. Lots of us are regularly restarting our devices (like our Wyze cams, hint, hint).
As to dimming, I always wish my smart plugs would allow that since most of them are being used with lamps. And of course lowering the voltage can dim lights. That’s how it was always done with incandescent bulbs and most dimmable LED bulbs can work at least a little bit with such “old school” dimming.
The outdoor plug is a good move and also ideal for indoor use. I have some outdoor Feits but the fewer apps the better.
('Sup, Wyze Party?)
Can definitely see ordering a number of these for next Christmas, shame this one didn’t get bumped up the release schedule so it could have been used this year. This will be perfect for automating Christmas decorations. Don’t really have any use for it at the moment outside of that.
Will $9.99 be the normal price when it hits Amazon? Or is this a special pre-order price only available now?
I like it, but I agree with others that a 90 deg plug would be an improvement to use in covered outdoor SUSE outlets.
Also another improvement would be 20a rated plugs. Not everyone uses led lights, and the incandescent strings consume more power when many are connected. Many outdoor receptacles are 20A rated…
Will it be Google Assistant compatible? Not having new Wyze products integrated with Google Assistant is getting old.
Yeah 20A would have helped a lot. (Particularly for people who go nuts with holiday lights.). Don’t understand why that would have been a stumbling block to include.
Ah well, doesn’t detract from a decent product.
Would love to see integration with Sense home energy monitor.
I currently use a few TP-Link Kasa smart plugs for energy monitoring on things that don’t have dedicated circuits in my home electric box.
The Kasa plugs broadcast the energy usage to the sense somehow. Not sure if it’s on the local network or via some backend API integration.