The Nyrius 'Smart Outlet' Turns Old Outlets into Bluetooth-Enabled Tech

By: David Ingram - Nov 2, 2015
References: nyrius & gizmag
With the Nyrius 'Smart Outlet,' users can easily convert their old power outlets into wirelessly connected tools that can be controlled through mobile devices.

This new innovation from Nyrius plugs into existing wall outlets and uses Bluetooth technology to enable both on and off controls for anything plugged into the outlet. Through a mobile device like a smartphone, you can switch outlets and electronic devices into the on or off position at the touch of a button.

Users can also set schedules and password protect custom-named devices through the app. The use of Bluetooth technology also means you don't need a constant Wi-Fi internet connection to pair up and communicate with devices. The technology only works within a Bluetooth range of about 33 feet, but it will allow for a degree of mobile connected control with old technology that was previously unavailable.