HomeKit Smart Outlet Roundup: 2019

Smart power outlets are one of the basic components of any nascent smart home. Not only are they generally affordable and easy to install, but they provide significant versatility by enabling ‘smart’ control of pretty much any electrical device. It’s also a category of devices that has been typically well served for HomeKit users, and the list continues to grow.

Given the range of options now available, it can be somewhat bewildering trying to sort through the various models on offer to determine one that meets your needs. This is particularly so if you are not based in North America. Many of the HomeKit outlets are US specific, meaning that they not only use US style plugs but are limited to 120V input.

To make things a bit easier, I’ve put together this simple guide to summarize each officially supported smart outlet and grouped them by compatible outlet standard. While there are some hard wired wall sockets available, this guide will focus on the discrete DIY devices only. Functionality is largely the same across these products, so I’ve just touched on the key features to highlight any notable variances. HomeKit integration levels the playing field on app functionality, with the only key difference being the implementation of any monitoring which needs to be accessed through the device maker’s own app.

I’ve further limited the list to those products that are actually available for sale. There are a number of products that are either planned (or are not officially supported), or don’t seem to be available online. I’ve excluded those to avoid muddying the waters on what is available.

Power Outlet Standards

There are 15 standard mains outlet types in use throughout the world. Not all of these have compatible smart outlets, and certainly not with HomeKit compatibility. However, before we can look at what is available we need to understand the possible groups, so here is a pictorial listing of the 15 standards and where they are used.

A - North America

A - North America

D - India

D - India

G - UK, Malaysia, Singapore

G - UK, Malaysia, Singapore

J - Switzerland

J - Switzerland

M - South Africa

M - South Africa

B - North America

B - North America

E - Europe (some)

E - Europe (some)

H - Israel, West Bank/Gaza

H - Israel, West Bank/Gaza

K - Denmark, Greenland

K - Denmark, Greenland

N - Brazil, South Africa

N - Brazil, South Africa

C- Europe, South America, Asia

C- Europe, South America, Asia

F - Europe, Russia

F - Europe, Russia

I - Australia, New Zealand, China, Argentina

I - Australia, New Zealand, China, Argentina

L - Italy, Chile

L - Italy, Chile

O - Thailand

O - Thailand

Type A/B - North America, Japan

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Eve Energy

NA:Type B, Japan: Type A

100-240V, 1800W(US)/1100W(Japan), Bluetooth LE, Manual switch, consumption monitoring

Buy: Amazon, Direct

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iDevices Switch

120V, 1800W, WiFi, consumption monitoring, side mount design, customizable nightlight.

Buy: Amazon, Direct

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iDevices Outdoor

120V, 1200W, WiFi, 2 sockets, consumption monitoring, outdoor rated (rain, snow etc)

Buy: Amazon, Direct

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iHome ISP6X

120V, 1800W, WiFi, manual switch

Buy: Amazon

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Kasa Smart Plug

100-120V, 1800W, WiFi, manual button, compact stackable design

Buy: Amazon

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Koogeek P1

120V, 1800W, WiFi, manual switch, consumption monitoring

Buy: Amazon, Direct

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Koogeek O1US

120V, 1800W, Wifi, 3 independent sockets w/manual switches, 3 USB charging ports, overload protection, surge protection, consumption monitoring.

Buy: Amazon, Direct

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Koogeek P2

120V, 1500W, WiFi, manual switch, consumption monitoring, adjustable nightlight ring

Buy: Amazon, Direct

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OPRO9 iU9

100-250V, 1500W, Wifi, Manual switch, consumption monitoring

Buy: Amazon, Direct

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PureGear PureSwitch

100-120V, 1500W, WiFi, additional USB charge port (10W)

Buy: Amazon, Direct

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Sylvania SMART+

120V, 1500W, Bluetooth, Manual switch

Buy: Amazon

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VOCOlinc PM1

100-125V, 1200W, WiFi, manual switch, adjustable nightlight ring, consumption monitoring.

Buy: Amazon, Direct

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VOCOlinc PM2

100-125V, 1800W, WiFi, 3 separate sockets 3, additional USB ports (1 quick charge), manual switches, consumption monitoring

Buy: Amazon , Direct

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VOCOlinc PM3

100-125V, 1800W, WiFi, manual switch, 2 USB ports, consumption monitoring, adjustable nightlight (bottom)

Buy: Amazon, Direct

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WEMO Mini Smart Plug

120V, 1800W, WiFi, manual switch

Buy: Amazon, Direct

Type C/E/F - Europe


Type C/E/F - Europe

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Eve Energy

Type E/F

100-240V, 2500W, Bluetooth LE, manual switch, consumption monitoring.

Buy: Amazon

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Fibaro Wall Plug

Type E/F

220V, 2500W, Bluetooth LE and WiFi,Manual switch, consumption monitoring, compact design, overload protection, light ring shows current load.

Buy: Amazon

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Koogeek O1EU

Type F

250V, 3000W, Wifi, 3 indepedant sockets w/manual switches, 3 USB charging ports, overload protection, surge protection, consumption monitoring.

Buy: Amazon, Direct

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Koogeek P1EU

Type F

220-250V, 2500W, WiFi, manual switch, consumption monitoring

Buy: Amazon, Direct

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Parce Plus

Type C/F

220-240V, 3500W, WiFi, manual switch, consumption monitoring.

Buy: Amazon, Direct


Type G - UK, Ireland, Malta, Malaysia, Singapore

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Eve Energy

100-240V, 2500W, Bluetooth LE, manual switch, consumption monitoring.

Buy: Amazon, Direct

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WIFIPLUG

240V, WiFi, manual switch, consumption monitoring.

Buy: Amazon, Direct


Type I - Australia, New Zealand, China, Argentina

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Eve Energy

100-240V, 1840W, Bluetooth LE, manual switch, consumption monitoring.

Buy: Apple, Direct