Suggestion for a new device: Wyze smart power strip. Smart power strips exist but don’t come close to Wyze prices. Simple controls, on/off and schedules for each port. Add USB ports to make nerds happier.
Not the same thing, but just for the record, Wyze is currently developing a smart plug: Wyze Smart Plug.
Wyze also has a “dumb” power strip (surge protector) already available in the Wyze Shop: https://www.wyze.com/product/wyze-surge-protector/.
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Let’s get more eyes on this much needed project!
You’ve got my vote!
I would totally be into a smart power strip that would allow for either a master ‘on/off’ function or better yet…individual ‘on/off’ functions with power use monitoring in app. USB plug(s) would be a great add on as well.
Yeah, I’d basically like a string of the existing Wyze Plugs in a single surge protector. 4-6 outlets with a few USB ports. Each outlet would have its own triggers/timing in app.
AND - please make the plugs “remember” their schedule even if they lose the wifi connection (so one outlet could potentially cycle the power to your router).
Or an option in the app to “cycle power” - which would turn off any Wyze Plug/Power Strip for a set amount of time (like 2 minutes) and have it come back on - whether or not it has a wifi connection once it goes off.
I have about 14 smart plugs. 4 of these are plugged into a single surge protector. Would be nice to have a Wyze smart surge protector that has individual port controls. I control my entire TV entertainment center with a belkin surge protector with a remote switch that is next to the living room light switch. On my way into the living, I normally hit this switch to get my TV, sound system, HTPC, Raspberry Pi Game console all powered on. On the way out, I hit the switch to shut it all down. Now I can shut it all down while leaving the chromecast/speakers on for music settings with the wyze plugs. But it’s still an unnecessary amount of bloat and wifi connections
I would buy this. It would be especially useful for home entertainment setups. Ideally, it should include surge protection and energy monitoring/reporting. With this feature, you could set up rules to turn things on and off when other things turn on and off. For example, I have LED bias lighting behind the TV. I’ve got it plugged into the USB port on the back of the TV, but since the TV remains on in low power mode when it’s switched off, the bias lighting stays on when the TV turns off. I have to manually turn it off with its own remote. If I could set a rule based on the power consumption of the TV plug, then this could automatically turn itself on when the TV turns on and off when the TV turns off.
This would be nice to save money on Wyze plugs, and be more convenient.