easy access to Smart Home

The breakdown

If you’re looking for these kinds of smart plugs – and you’re currently running an Apple HomeKit/Samsung SmartThings smart home, you should definitely consider buying these.

Looking in the market for affordable ways to make your home smarter? Then you must be happy to know that there are a ton of compatible devices. Devices such as video doorbells, air purifiers, and lights are all available to purchase and install to make a person’s life easier. MEROSS is no stranger to the Smart Home market (but also Homekit compatible). He has a wide range of affordable products ready to make your home better and safer. Today we have not 1, but 2 Homekit compatible products – MEROSS Smart Wi-Fi Surge Protector & Wi-Fi socket – which can secure your electrical outlets and make your home safer – without breaking the bank.

Both are easy to use, affordable, and can easily connect to a plethora of smart home systems like Apple HomeKit and Samsung’s SmartThings without the need for a hub. Let’s see how they work.


Meross Smart Wi-Fi Surge Protector – does what it says

When you need multiple smart outlets in a certain area of ​​your home, many models take up the space of two AC outlets. Yes, you can buy a two-outlet version of smart outlets, but it’s still limited. Meross tries to overcome several limitations with its Smart Wi-Fi Surge Protector, and it succeeds.

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Main Features:

It’s easy to use this type of smart plugs if you name them, because afterwards you easily know which device is plugged into which socket! The USB bank is much simpler. Each port can draw 5 volts at up to 2.4 A (12 W) up to a combined maximum on all four of 5 volts at 4 A (20 W). That’s enough to run smaller USB devices and charge smartphones and tablets at a moderate rate.meross

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Meross WiFi socket: small and simple

The Wi-Fi smart plug is reasonably small, measuring 2.6 inches by 2.6 inches by 2.3 inches, including the pins that go into the socket. The tested version is intended for EU outlets, but there are variants for US, UK, Australian and French outlets.


main Features

When the connection is established, you can add the hub in Homekit following the typical adding procedure:

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  • Add an accessory
  • Scan the configuration code of the WiFi socket
  • Add it to your home

All connected output ports will now be visible in Homekit.

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I really enjoyed the Schedules and timer setting, as it allows me to manage the lights in my living room as I wish. For example, I set a schedule for the floor lamp in my main living room to turn on at sunset. Then automatically turns off when I go to my bedroom to sleep. All of this saves energy and money in the long run. Also note that all data is transmitted and stored securely using Amazon AWS servers.

Our opinion

For a price of $39.99 (for Wi-Fi surge protector) and $26.99 (for Meross Smart Wi-Fi socket), you get more than you paid for. Both outlets can easily connect to Homekit or SmartThings, providing control over all outlets. It is quite easy to connect them to the Meross app and update them when needed. (Both updates are completed in less than 5 minutes). As for the Homekit integration, it’s flawless.

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If you’re looking for this type of smart plugs and currently running an Apple HomeKit/Samsung SmartThings smart home, you can’t go wrong with their price. Highly recommended.

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