ConnectSense CS-SO-2 Smart Outlet² Plug, White

(6 customer reviews)
Operation ModePlug
Connector TypePlug In
BrandConnectSense
MaterialPlastic
Item Dimensions LxWxH4.88 x 3 x 1.25 inches
Mounting TypePlug-In Mount
  • Works with Alexa for voice control (Alexa device sold separately).
  • Control from anywhere: Plug in a Smart Outlet², download the free app for iOS or Android, and control your lights and appliances from your phone and your voice through Amazon Alexa, Apple Home Kit, or Google Assistant. Only needs Wi-Fi (2.4 Ghz). No hub or subscription required.
  • Simple setup and configuration
  • Voice control with Amazon Alexa, Apple Home Kit (Siri), and Google Assistant. Pair with Amazon Alexa, Apple Home Kit or Google Assistant built-in devices like Google Home and control your lights and appliances with your voice.
  • Monitor the energy usage of any device plugged into the Smart Outlet² and use energy characteristics for automation with things like Diming the lights when the TV turns on.
SKU: B07G1SDXG6 Category:
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Device detailed description

With the Connect Sense Smart Outlet², controlling and monitoring the power usage in your home has never been easier. Paired with Amazon Alexa, Apple Home Kit or Google Assistant you can control your lamps, fans or other appliances with the power of your voice. The Smart Outlet² allows devices to be controlled whenever you want, wherever you choose with no hub required.
The intuitive design of the Smart Outlet² features two Internet-connected electrical sockets and fits over any existing, standard North American electrical outlet and enables users to automate their home simply and securely. With brilliantly quick and easy installation, the Smart Outlet² gives users greater command over their environment by allowing them to control and monitor their everyday plug-in devices, such as lights, fans, and other small appliances.

Features and specification

Brand Smart devices brand

Manufacturer Smart device manufacturer

Color Available colors

Material Smart home device material

Item Package Quantity

‎1

Batteries Included?

Batteries Required?

Warranty Description

‎1 year limited warranty.

Product Dimensions

‎4.88 x 3 x 1.25 inches

Mounting Type

Model

‎CS-SO-2

Controller Type

,

Included Components

‎Smart Outlet, Documentation

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Control Method

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Connectivity Protocol

Frequently asked question

Is historical energy monitoring data shown in the app to track over time and not just daily?

It displays consumption (in watts) for the last 24, 48 or 72 hours. If you want more detailed energy data you will have to use the In-Wall outlet

Do these support 5g wifi?

They don't support 5G wifi. I thought my outlet was faulty and returned it, but the replacement was the same. I figured out on a forum it won't link up with 5G wifi.

Can you control the usb outlet? I would like to time-charge my phone.

IF you plug your USB charger into this smart outlet you can control the charging of your phone.

Does this support V240?

No 125Volts only

6 reviews for ConnectSense CS-SO-2 Smart Outlet² Plug, White

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  • Anonymous

    After a few months, it started spontaneously disconnecting

    The product is a good design and offers a great feature set. But it cannot stay connected reliably.
    For the first few months the item worked very well. The only complaint I had is that both Alexa and HomeKit would have difficulty ascertaining it’s status (on/off), but as soon as you gave a command through either platform it worked. But in the last week, the device has started disconnecting from the network. Neither Alexa nor HomeKit can reach it. Though, somehow, the ConnectSense app can still reach it some of the time, even when the others won’t. I haven’t changed anything with my network, Alexa, or HomeKit.

    10/13/2022
    Verified Purchase

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  • Anonymous

    Fantastic smart outlet!

    If you’re looking for a smart outlet that is easy to set up, isn’t an eyesore, and just works, this one is for you. This was my first smart outlet, so I had NO idea how to set it up, but the instructions were very clear and easy to follow. There are really only 2 steps to set it up: plug it in, scan a code on the instructions. Sets up in under a minute, integrates seamlessly with HomeKit and Alexa, and is so easy to use that my 4-year-old was using it within minutes. I am using the outlet with lamps in my house, so that’s what this review will be about.
    Setup/Install: Took less than a minute from unboxing to being functional. Take it out of the box, plug it in, download the ConnectSense app, scan a code on the instructions, and you’re ready to start configuring.
    Design: What I love about this outlet is that it looks just like a regular wall outlet (apart from the blue lights that indicate that the outlet is on). Since it uses the traditional rectangular shape of a wall outlet, if you’re not looking for it, you don’t really see it. It doesn’t look like some sort of device hanging out of your outlet, it just looks like an outlet. It also has a convenient USB port on the side for charging accessories, although since mine is behind my bed, I haven’t used it. If you put it somewhere more convenient (i.e. in a living room or kitchen), you might get more use out of that aspect.
    App: I installed the ConnectSense app for the initial setup/install, but ended up using a combination of the ConnectSense app and HomeKit app to configure the names, types, scenes, etc. Whether you’ve you’ve used the HomeKit app before or not, the ConnectSense app is very similar and very intuitive. Even though this was my first smart outlet, I was already creating ‘scenes’ and automations within about 15 minutes. After I did the initial setup, I opened the HomeKit app on my wife’s phone and she can use the devices as well! The app also tells you the status of each of the outlets (whether it’s On or Off), so if you leave the room or your house and can’t remember if you turned off your lights, the app will show you and you can turn them off there.
    Functionality/Configuration: I can’t believe how easy to use this thing is, especially for someone who hasn’t done this before. I tried this thing out in 2 rooms. In my bedroom, I have a lamp on either side of my bed. I often watch TV or work on my laptop before bed (much to the dismay of my wife), and then have to get up out of bed to turn off the lights. So I plugged this smart outlet into a wall socket behind my bed, plugged the lamps into it, and can now turn off each light individually, or as a group, without having to get up. You can use the HomeKit app, ConnectSense app, Siri, Alexa, Alexa app, etc. I set up 2 scenes for my bedroom using Alexa: ‘Good night’ and ‘Good morning’. If I say ‘Alexa, good night’, my Echo Spot will turn off the bedroom lights. If I say ‘Alexa, good morning’, my Echo Spot will turn on the bedroom lights and play ‘Three Little Birds’ by Bob Marley. You can also go the boring route and just say ‘Alexa, turn on the bedroom lights’ 🙂
    Next, I wanted to try a couple things in the living room. I have a lamp on either side of my couch, so I wanted to plug them into the smart outlet. Unfortunately, the lamp cords wouldn’t reach the single outlet behind my couch, so I actually ran an extension cord from each of them, plugged them into the smart outlet, and then plugged the smart outlet into a power strip that went into a nearby wall socket – it worked perfectly! So in other words, you can use it on a power strip / extension cord if you need to – it doesn’t need to be plugged directly into the wall. Anyway, I set up 2 really cool automations for the living room using the HomeKit app. First, I set up an automation that automatically turns on the lights at sunset. Last night, the sun set at 4:46pm, and the lights popped right on! Very cool. I also set up an automation that turns on the lights when I arrive home (you need to set up an iPad or Apple TV as as a home hub to do this, but it’s very easy). and turns off the lights when I leave. And keep in mind – this was my first smart outlet, and I have zero knowledge of how to do these things. That’s how easy these things are!
    Overall, definitely recommend this smart outlet. Very easy to set up, great design, fun to play around with and create ‘scenes’ and ‘automations’, convenient (who likes walking into a dark house at night?), and your friends will be impressed 🙂

    09/01/2022
    Verified Purchase

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  • Anonymous

    Love it. Going to buy more for all over my house.

    I’ve setup many Apple Homekit items in the past, and setting this up was the easiest I had yet. In a minute or two I had it both powered up and setup in my Homekit app.
    In the week since I’ve first installed it I’ve used it to find devices that take too much power by monitoring the power usage from within the app. I moved those devices to one of the two outlets that is now set to turn off when I’m not home to ensure it’s not using power when it is not needed. Hopefully they’ll add historic graphs for power usage in the future, that would make it perfect.
    I also love the addition of the USB power port, it saves a spot on the outlet to charge USB devices. I could use more than one USB port so hopefully they’ll consider adding more in the future!

    08/03/2022
    Verified Purchase

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  • Anonymous

    Poor build quality and horrible Homekit integration - poor support as well

    Tried for 3 hours to get this to work. Worked with support. First support technician did not even know what product I was working with. Supervisor failed to respond to escalation email.
    Seems they are using some proprietary port and therefore cannot configure correctly through an Eero router (Amazon Product). No work around that has been successful so far.
    Side buttons are pretty flimsy as well and do not always work to reset… something I have had to do multiple times. They have 3 hours to respond with a solution or I will be returning the product.

    07/26/2022
    Verified Purchase

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  • Anonymous

    Easy Use and Install

    We finally set up our new Connect Sense CS-SO-2 Smart Outlet and so far have been incredibly happy with it. We have a smart home system through Google Home and Samsung Smart things with various items set across the entire home and specifically purchased this outlet as an additional smart home outlet for our living room. So far we haven’t tested out all of the various smart home settings and capabilities but for starters were happy with how easy it was to set up. It only took a few minutes to install and connect through the Google Home. The only down side to install was that it doesn’t appear to be compatible with our Samsung Smart Things set up which many things run through for us personally but it doesn’t take away from the product and our ability to use it easily. It responds quickly to all commands through Google Home and has been a great addition to our house. I highly suggest any ConnectSense products!

    06/22/2022
    Verified Purchase

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  • Anonymous

    Set It and Forget It!

    I’m not sure when turning the lights on and off became a hassle, but coming home to a dark house, especially this time of year, just doesn’t cut it.
    With the CS-SO-2, I’m able to set timers for certain rooms at particular times, and my house never feels dark and lonely when I come home.
    It also provides a sense of security, sometimes, while I’m away, I’ll use the app to switch the light on and off several times like an 8 year old child to make it seem like people (and an annoying kid) are home.
    It’s also a convenient way to tell your kids it’s time for bed from the comfort of your own bed. Lights out Timmy!
    The best part is, you can set it up so that when you tell your phone, “honey, I’m home,” it’ll turn the outlets on. The scenes you can set up are endless. I have one I call “the dog is scared,” and it will turn on a light and a small radio I have plugged into it.
    If you’re anything like me, this outlet will bring you hours worth of home automation fun and will save you many moments of having to get up to turn out the lights – after you’ve gone to bed.
    So set it and forget it! You’ll be glad you did!

    06/06/2022
    Verified Purchase

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