If you're worried you left your computer, or your coffee machine, or the TV on, at home, you can now turn it off with a simple plugin and mobile app device that syncs and controls your home devices.
That's because a new Kickstarter project called Elphi aims to help you keep control of all the appliances when you're not around. It'll plug in to any electrical outlet and sync with the appliances via its iPhone and Android app. You can turn the devices on or off and check the power activity as well.
The products you want to control must be plugged into the Elphi plug to be remotely controlled. Each device needs an individual Elphi plug for it. The plug and the app communicate with each other through the cloud in real-time, according to the Elphi’s Kickstarter page.
Created by Cameron Colpitts and Nicolas Flacco the smart plug is only available to users in U.S. and Canada for the time being with a Kickstarter donation of $69 or more. So far, they've raised $21,000 with 16 days left on the platform. Their goal is $90,000. The money raised will be used for manufacturing and production of the plugs.
The Seattle team hopes Elphi plugs will be widely available by October. Check out the video below. I wouldn't mind having a remote control plugin at all.