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½ Price Cygnett Smart Wi-Fi Plug (Apple Homekit Compatible) $17.47 + Delivery or Free C&C @ Big W

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Product Features:
Turn-on or off using your smart device or voice assistant
Control your appliances from afar
Create schedules and automation
Works with Google Assistant, Alexa, and Siri (Homekit) voice assistants
Monitor your appliances power usage
Space-saving design and offset plug allows access to the adjacent power socket

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Comments

  • +1 vote

    its wifi so does not work with zigbee..

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    OOS.

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    This regularly goes half price. IMO it's one of the better wifi plugs, supported by Homekit, Australian certified, reasonable price - I have several

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      Do you integrate with home assistant by any chance

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        I'm guessing these are Tuya?

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          No, they use Homekit natively and you use Apple Home app to manage them directly.

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      If your router/wifi is reset, do your plugs then automatically reconnect?

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        I have 3. They will reconnect automatically.

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      I got one to test but it keeps getting "no response" on Homekit which is so frustrating… I would stick with Hue which never have any issues from day one.

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    I've also got a few.. Most of the time pretty decent but ill always prefer zigbee

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      any suggestions on good price/deal for zigbee ones with power monitoring?

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    My experience using a couple of these with a HomePod in a HomeKit setup. Always disconnects after a day and have to reset, so I stopped using them. It’s great when they work though.

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      I bought these last time it was on sale. I'm using it to help control/schedule my pool pump. I've been using it for more than 6 months now and so far I haven't run into any issues (connect to HomeKit). Very convenient when I'm working on the pool that I can ask siri to start/stop the pump.

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        Good to hear, it may just be that I'm in a Wifi congested area living in a line of town houses. I'll hang on to them and give it another shoot if I ever move house.

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    Next to zero stock in VIC

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    currently $20 at Harvey Norman if you can't find stock at Big W :)
    https://www.harveynorman.com.au/cygnett-smart-plug-with-powe...

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      Or grab Mirabella's from Big W for also $20 (down from $25). Taller than Cygnett, but doesn't protrude to either sides. Also has a USB port in the side (1.5A i.e. semi-fast charging). Just grabbed one from Highpoint, 2 left there.

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    Looks like good value

    Anyone had first hand experience with their smart system?

    https://www.bigw.com.au/product/cygnett-smart-bundle/p/67530...

    Mixed reviews, some said great some not so much. Thanks

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      using it, pretty bulk blocks adjacent ports. otherwise not to bad, has a power monitor and the app can export to excel.

      also used it last winter to automate heater on/off with alexa

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        Does the hub has built in siren? Connection is steady? May be wrong but no zigbee 3.0 yea? Thanks

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          Siren? Like an audible alarm? Nope

          Connection, is kinda steady, Ive had occasions where I wanted to take readings but the device was offline (not connected to the router) but working otherwise. Maybe like 80-90% of the time its connected.

          Afaik, only wifi.

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            @kehuehue: Yea audible alarm. Useful if using it with door sensor haha. Thanks for your info

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    the Cygnett Smart app has awful reviews on Google play store. Can anyone who currently is using it, please confirm the app works well with this smart power plug thing ? thanks

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      It's atrocious on iOS but works with Homekit so not needed

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        Useful if you want a timer but don't have a hub

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      It works … it looks like someone who just learnt iOS app development and released the app. :P

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    I have one of these connected outdoors controlling my pool pump for the past year. Works great! Wi-Fi is pretty weak there so it sometimes doesn’t turn on, but being able to turn to pool pump off using Siri is pretty great. Saves me doing it manually since my manual timer blew and the electrician wanted $300 to install in a new one.

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    TP Link for $17.50, I think a better option

    https://www.amazon.com.au/TP-Link-Tapo-Smart-Wi-Fi-Socket/dp...

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      Agree better form factor, TP Link doesn’t have native HomeKit though.

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    I had 7 of these things and the app is absolutely sh!7 compared to TP Link. Plus you still can't have two plugs side by side, which defeats the purpose IMO.

    I switched my plugs out for the new KP115's and haven't looked back. The TP Link slimline plugs are so much smaller and compact compared to the Cygnetts and they look a lot nicer when you have two plugged in vs one chunky Cygnett plug plugged in all on it's lonesome.

    Definitely worth getting the TP Link plugs when they are on sale at AMZN and Bunnings instead of these ones.

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      But TP Link do not support homekit.

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        Ikea smart plugs are good and support homekit but have no physical switch

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        OK, so they have one upside :-)

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      can't comment re homekit, but as a general plug these are by far the best i have seen. I had to crack open my arlec ones i got from bunnings to flash to esphome to get the power mondering over and they can't fit 2 on a plug.

      The TP link form factor is perfect and the native integration into home assistant lets you get power monitoring.

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        Couldn't agree more. I bought two at first, just to try them out. The connection setup is a breeze and finished in a matter of minutes. The app is slick and the form factor is perfect. I've got them in around 10 different outlets now.

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    Thanks for the deal mate, perfect for what I needed! Was just about to buy a junk plug meter off eBay but cbf waiting 2 weeks for delivery.

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      Wow, this was bad. Ended up returning it. The app was so bad I couldn't even sync the plug. Kept asking for access to location services, even though it had full access. Ended up buying the TP-Link Kaya from JB HiFi instead.