ISocket Smart Plug 2022 REVIEW — MacSources

MacSources
10 min readAug 17, 2022

With iSocket, you can monitor, control, adapt, and expand.

If you run a home or small office, you may not know when you will lose power. As a family physician, my office has several pieces of equipment that require uninterrupted power, such as a vaccine or medication refrigerator. When small incremental temperature changes could result in thousands of dollars in damaged medications, employing monitoring devices can drastically aid in the struggle to reduce cost/waste.

You may not worry as much about clinics/hospitals with on-demand generators and specialized outlets. However, I use devices like those from iSocket to alert me to outages for my computer, and fridge.

UNBOXING

The iSocket device arrived in a 7 inches wide by 4 1/2 inches tall by 3 1/8 inches thick retail package. The cover panel displayed the company logo along the top left, “Right iSocket for You!” along the top, “Forewarned is forearmed” along the lower segment, and a sentence about prompts, alerts, and notifications in your home. The middle portion of the panel provided a photo-quality image of an array of eight sockets representing various country-style outlets.

The black background served as a good base for the off-white sockets and the lime green accents. The top panel provided the iSocket logo, a quaint “iSocket for your home” slogan at the top, and then showcased the various sockets (Europe (Type F), France (TypeE), UK (Type G), US (Type B), Italy (Type L), Australia (Type I), Switzerland (Type J), and Israel (TypeH)). The right side panel provided a prominent Facebook QR code link, while the left side panel listed the logo at the top left, information about monitoring one’s home, product manufacturing labels, SKU barcode, and product specifications: 100–240VAC 50–60 Hz input, 16A/120–240VAC (fuse protected) output, 12VDC/100mA alarm, digital temperature sensors, power failure/restore alerts.

The front panel displayed the logo at the top left, a QR code for the App, the www.iSocketworld.com website, and features of the iSocket devices: Power failure alarm, Temperature rise/fall alerts, water flood alarm, door-open alarm, break-in alerts. Lastly, the back panel showcased a fun cartoon representation of the…

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