Kankun KK-SP3 used to be the cheapest smart socket on the market at around $20, and it is hackable too, but only available with a Chinese / Australian plug, and for some reasons, many sellers stopped selling the device. Last year, a similar product called Orvibo Wiwo S20 launched with US, UK, EU or AU plug types, but sold for nearly twice as much as KK-SP3 at the time. The good news is that the price has gone down considerably, as it can be purchased for around $16 on GearBest, and it’s available on others for $20 to $26 including on Amazon US, DealExtreme, and GeekBuying.
- Material – ABC 94V-0 (fireproof)
- 802.11 b/g/n
- Security – WEP, WPA-PSK or WPA2-PSK
- Power Plug – US, Europe, United Kingdom or Australia plug
- Output Current – 10A
- Output Power – 2000W max.
- Voltage Range – 100-240V AC
- Power Consumption – ≤0.3W
- Dimensions – 10.3 cm x 6.3 cm x 3.7 cm
- Temperature Range – -20 C to 60 C
- Relative Humidity – ≤80%
- Weight – 110 grams
|Images Source: https://sites.google.com/site/orvibos20/hardware (Click to Enlarge)|
Orvibo Wiwo S20 is also compatible with Linux based Ninja Block automation box, the communication protocol has been reversed engineered, and an open source app “Orwivo S20 socket manager” has been released, and can be available as a command client client, or with a simple GUI. So beside Wiwo S20 getting cheaper, it has also become more flexible, thanks to the work of the community.
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Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.
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