We are reviewing another smart home automation product from Koogeek. We have already reviewed Koogeek WiFi Enabled Smart Light Switch. You can include this light bulb adaptor in your plan to make your home smart. Or just control your light bulb with an app while lying on your bed or before entering your room. This product is surely going to make it easy for you. But before going for this, you need to read this review and have an insight into the product.
Koogeek Smart Socket Review
This smart E26/E27 SK1 socket works with Apple HomeKit and can also take your voice commands using Siri. There is one Koogeek socket with one quick start guide in the package.
We will see all the features and pros and cons of buying this light bulb adaptor. But first things first, what all things do you need to install this?
Requirements For Installation (Compatibility)
- Edison style light socket
- ‘Koogeek Home’ app from App Store (free)
- CFL, LED or Halogen bulbs (Edison style)
- 2.4GHz Wi-Fi network
- iPhone or iPad with iOS 8.1 or later
1. Simple Setup
You have no complex task to do here. Screw the adaptor inside your Edison style light socket and screw any standard bulbs in it.
2. Easy Control with iPhone and Siri
You can give a voice command to the bulb to switch off/on whenever you need, with the help of Siri on your iPhone or simply by tapping buttons on your phone. You can check the working status of the bulb on the app if it is on or off. There is also a button on the socket to operate it manually.
3. Wide Compatibility
You will be able to control the device with your iPhone, iPad having iOS 8.1 or above. Any standard lightbulb like LED, CFL, Incandescent or Halogen bulb with Edison style back will work with this socket.
4. Track Power Consumption
You can check in the real-time about the daily or monthly power consumption by your bulbs in the ‘Koogeek Home’ app.
5. Remotely Access
There is no requirement to set up a home hub with this socket but if you set up your Apple TV or iPad as a home hub you can control your HomeKit accessories while you are away from home.
6. Schedule On/Off
You can set the schedule or timer for your bulb according to your daily routine and preferable scenes. Your room will be more automated this way.
Now that you know what all this socket has to offer, we’ll have a quick look at its benefits and limitations.
- Very easy and quick installation.
- Easy pairing and simple to command.
- Available at a reasonable price.
- Safe Usage.
- Controlled only via Apple devices.
- No dimming feature.
The Smart Socket is priced at $40.99 on Amazon.
If you are going for a big makeover of your home or just seeking for small convenience regarding the bulb control, this device is for you anyway. Like we often have to do with other devices, this socket does not require you to install a big system. You can just buy 1 item if required. The design of the socket is little bulky but decent. All in all its a fair deal and you can buy it from Amazon from the link below.