RAHWAY, NJ, December 17, 2015 – Offering greater compatibility with the world of the connected home, iHome today announced the first major update to its iHome Control iSP5 SmartPlug that makes the top-selling smart plug compatible with Wink and Nest devices. The additional platform compatibility, which joins that for iOS and Android support, makes the iSP5 one of the most diverse smart plugs available to consumers.
With the recently announced “Works with Wink” compatibility, the iSP5 can now be integrated with hundreds of other Wink-compatible devices to achieve deeper home automation through Shortcuts and Robots in the Wink app.
In addition, through its connection with the Nest Learning Thermostat, the iSP5 can automatically turn the Smart Plug on when users are home and off when they’re away.
Especially handy for the holiday season, the iHome iSP5 SmartPlug can set schedules and remotely control holiday lighting and gadgets, as well everyday household items such as lamps, portable heaters, fans and other small appliances under 1800W from anywhere using the free iHome Control app. Additionally the iHome Control app can create custom scenes to control numerous SmartPlugs with tap of the screen or use Siri voice commands to control your devices. The slim design of the iHome iSP5 SmartPlug ensures the other plug remains open for use or allows the installation of two SmartPlugs in one standard wall outlet. Automatic firmware updates provides hassle-free upgrades.
“Since the launch of the iHome Control SmartPlug this past summer, we’ve provided an extremely high level of support and enhancements to the product and platform,” said, Gary Schultz, Director of Business and Product Development. “With the additions of the Wink and Nest integrations, our SmartPlug can now act even more intelligently to help people in their homes.”
In addition to Wink and Nest connections, the update also improves performace, bug and stability issues encountered by a small group of early adoptors. The iHome Control iSP5 SmartPlug is now available for $39.99 and is the first in a planned series of products from the new iHome Control line of smart home accessories. To purchase or for more information, visit: iHome.com.
iHome was established in 2005 as a division of SDI Technologies, a company with over 60 years of consumer electronics innovation. The first iHome product introduced, an iPod-docking clock radio, was the top-selling iPod accessory for the year and firmly established iHome as the premier brand in the audio accessories market. Today, iHome remains the #1 selling brand in digital player speakers* with an impressive catalog of award-winning products.
iHome is currently pioneering a new area of connected consumer electronics with the release of its iHome Control line of smart home products. Compatible with Apple and Android portable devices, the first product in the series, the iHome iSP5 SmartPlug, is a launch partner with Apple’s HomeKit smart home software.
iHome’s products can be found at retail and online locations in over 70 countries. For more information on iHome and its products, visit ihome.com, Facebook (facebook.com/iHome), or follow @iHome on Twitter.
*According to NPD data