The iRemoTap is a new powerstrip being developed by a Japanese company called Ubiquitous that features built-in WiFi allowing you to not only control devices plugged into it but it also monitors power consumption. On top of that, the built in WiFi allows you to monitor and control the iRemTap from any internet connected device — so yup, you can turn things on and off from the subway on your mobile phone. This latest gadget is just another piece in the puzzle as the connected smarthome comes closer to reality. Click through for more details and a demonstration video.
Some of the cool features built in to the iRemoTap is not only realtime monitoring and control but if energy consumption of a connected device in your household exceeds a pre-set level, the iRemoTap can automatically send out an email or tweet so you can take action. The company plans on developing the iRemoTap to bring down the overall cost trying to make it available to everyone and not just for the extreme technophile.
While we are seeing similar things in aquarium controllers, its always good to see mainstream applications come on the market to help drive innovation and lower costs. We are not sure how much this will cost or when it will come to market but we are looking forward to testing it out. Check out the demonstration video below.