D-Link announces mydlink Wi-Fi Smart Plug for Android, iPhone, and iPad

By Rene Ritchie on 7 May 2014 12:23 pm
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D-Link, makers of some of the most popular routers on the planet, has just announced their new mydlink Wi-Fi Smart Plus, and with thermal protection and energy management no less! Simply plug it into an outlet, plus your lights, fans, televisions, irons, or other electronics into it, and then pick up your Android phone or tablet, or iPhone or iPad, and you're in complete wireless control.

Not only does the mydlink Wi-Fi Smart Plug let you turn things on and off at the tap of an app, you can also schedule on/off times — including lights for home security — and it will even automatically sense over heating and shut down to prevent additional damage.

The mydlink Wi-Fi Smart Plug is available now. Is there one in your future?

D-Link Introduces the Wi-Fi Smart Plug

As the First in a Series of Connected Home Products, the Wi-Fi Smart Plug and Free Mobile App Enable Users to Control and Monitor Devices from Anywhere, Anytime

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. – May 6, 2014 – D-Link today announced the Wi-Fi Smart Plug (DSP-W215), the company's first product in a new line of Connected Home solutions designed to bring the convenience and flexibility of mydlink to everyday household electronic devices. The compact and easy-to-use Wi-Fi Smart Plug allows users to monitor and control their home's electronic devices from anywhere. Using the free mydlink™ app for iOS® and Android™ smartphones or tablets, users can set power on/off schedules, turn devices on and off remotely and monitor energy usage at home or on-the-go.

"The launch of the Wi-Fi Smart Plug represents a key moment for D-Link as we look to expand our offering of connected home solutions designed for consumers looking for a convenient way to automate their home and control their devices from their smartphones and tablets," said Daniel Kelley, vice president of marketing, D-Link Systems, Inc. "The Wi-Fi Smart Plug offers that convenience at an affordable price so customers can automate any range of devices in their home."

With advanced power scheduling features, the mydlink app can be used to create on/off schedules for home appliances and devices, a useful feature for increasing home security with automated lights. For even more peace-of-mind, the Wi-Fi Smart Plug comes with a built-in thermal sensor that will automatically shut off connected devices if they overheat. In addition, the mydlink Wi-Fi Smart Plug features a simple one-button installation – users press the WPS button on their existing router and on the Smart Plug, and then download the mydlink Smart Plug mobile app to start setup.

More about the Wi-Fi Smart Plug (DSP-W215)

The mydlink Wi-Fi Smart Plug delivers a range of easy-to-use features, including:

  • Power Scheduling – easily create on/off schedules for home appliances, lights and other electronic devices powered through the Wi-Fi Smart Plug.
  • Local and Remote control – use the free and intuitive mydlink smart plug mobile app to instantly turn devices on or off from an iOS or Android smartphone or tablet.
  • Energy Usage Statistics – monitor power consumption of connected devices.
  • Overheating Protection – the built-in thermal sensor will automatically turn off overheating appliances.
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity – requires no additional hub or device, works with any Wi-Fi network.
  • Simple Setup – Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) button offers quick and easy setup to connect to any router supporting the WPS standard.
Availability and Pricing

The Wi-Fi Smart Plug (DSP-W215) is now available for $49.99 (EDLP). Detailed specifications are available online at www.dlink.com/dsp-w215.

Reader comments

D-Link announces mydlink Wi-Fi Smart Plug for Android, iPhone, and iPad

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Yeah. I'd pay $10 a pop for these, but $50 for a single plug is just absurd. It's a neat idea, but it just doesn't do enough to justify that kind of cost.

This is something I will definitely keep an eye on (Yes, Virginia, I'm a 'wait and see' kinda girl.)

Anyone have suggestions what this might be used for? Turning a lamp on and off? What other appliances would you plug into this?

Belkin's WeMo line is same thing.. I use the plugs in conjunction with motion tracking .. so lights don't stay on to long in any given room.. I like the wall switch for my outside porch lights, I have it turn on a sunset and off 10pm when were in bed. They even have an away mode that supports randomly turning on and off your lights to make it look like your home if you're traveling for days/weeks.

WeMo supports the IFTTT standard as well.. can do a lot with that..

D-Link only has this so far.. Belkin has Outlets, Switches, Webcam, Baby monitor, motion tracking systems all that can work with their scheduling app or IFTTT.. One example is you can tell the motion tracer to only turn on the Webcam with motion is detected, and to turn on only the living room lights at same time or porch lights..

Kind of cool. Expensive though still.

Thanks for the reply. I'm guessing its just a matter of time until D-link fleshes out their offerings, then. WeMo sounds way more useful.

D-links answer to Belkins WeMo it looks like.. Intriguing. I like my WeMo though... and Belkin makes wall light switches, motion tracking outlets, and other items.. Works well with my iPhone..

Belkin definitely has a head start, I'm wondering what Dlink is going to do to differentiate their product. This plug is $10 less than the high end Belkin one, but $10 more than the basic one. Opening up the APIs would be a good start, but they also need to quickly increase the product catalogue.

I've been using their web cams to watch my dogs sleep at home and the squirrels chew up the back porch at my cabin. The MyDlink cloud works really nicely. Probably buy into these system at some point to turn on the crock pot, or something. Hopefully it works better than x10 did.