CES Recap: Incipio DIRECT Home Automation Lineup

CES Recap: Incipio DIRECT Home Automation Lineup





Incipio made headlines at CES 2015 with the DIRECT Home Automation Lineup, compatible with Apple HomeKit. Read what critics are saying about our upcoming home automation system.

Incipio DIRECT Wireless Smart Outlet, Light Bulb Adapter, and Power Strip 

iLounge Review of Incipio's home automation system

Incipio’s Direct Wireless Smart family featured in, “iLounge announces its CES 2015 Best of Show Awards” | iLounge

“Incipio’s Direct Wireless Smart family — Smart Outlet ($25), Smart Light Bulb Adapter ($25), and Smart Power Strip ($60) — offers a number of new home automation solutions compatible with Apple’s HomeKit. A free iOS app can control all of the new accessories, which are some of the most aggressively-priced HomeKit products we’ve seen thus far. The Direct Wireless Smart family is an inexpensive way to delve into home automation.”

The Verge Review home automation system

Incipio DIRECT Wireless Smart Outlet, Light Bulb Adapter, and Power Strip featured in, “First HomeKit devices confirm Apple TV’s limited role in home automation” | The Verge 

“CES 2015 has given us a deluge of new HomeKit announcements. Thus far, we’ve seen several smart outlets, a garage door opener, light bulb adapters, a door lock, and a power strip from vendors such as iDevices, iHome, GridConnect, Chamberlain, Schlage, and IncipioElgato announced an entire range of HomeKit sensors while Insteon introduced a full-on hub that bridges HomeKit-compatible devices with Insteon’s vast catalog of otherwise incompatible smart home accessories.”

national-geographic review of Inciopio home automation system

Incipio Smart Wall Outlet featured in, “8 Gadgets That Make Your Home Smarter Than You” | National Geographic 

Incipio Smart Wall Outlet. This $60 HomeKit-based outlet—along with a $25 power strip—allows owners to control electronic devices from their smartphones.”

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Incipio Direct Wireless Smart Outlet and Wireless Smart Light Bulb Adapter featured in, “The best iPad, iPhone + Mac accessories at the 2015 CES |9 to 5 Mac

“The Apple HomeKit-compatible (and Siri-controllable) Incipio Direct Wireless Smart Outlet and Wireless Smart Light Bulb Adapter deserve their “smart” name for one big reason: at $25 each, you aren’t getting ripped off adding iOS and voice control to your home lights and wall outlets. Anyone can afford to make a house or apartment smarter with these.”

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Incipio DIRECT Home Automation Lineup mentioned in, “Apple Emerges As A Promising Internet Of Things Platform At CES 2015″ | Forbes.com

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DIRECT Wireless Smart Outlet, Light Bulb Adapter, and Power Strip featured in, “Incipio unveils three home automation solutions at CES 2015″ | Slash Gear

Home automation is usually a big deal at CES each year and 2015 is no different with several new products being unveiled at the show. Among the new home automation solutions are three products from Incipio including a DIRECT Wireless Smart Outlet, Light Bulb Adapter, and Power Strip with integrated smart outlet. All of the devices support the Apple HomeKit framework.”

MacRumors

Incipio DIRECT Home Automation Lineup featured in, “CES 2015: Incipio and Insteon Debut New Home Automation Solutions With HomeKit Support” | MacRumors

“Moving beyond cases and chargers, Incipio has introduced its first home automation solutions that support Apple’s HomeKit technology. The company’s new DIRECT Wireless product line includes the Smart Outlet ($25), Light Bulb Adapter ($25), and Power Strip ($60) with one integrated Smart Outlet and three additional outlets.”

The Gadgeteer

Incipio DIRECT Home Automation Lineup featured in, “Incipio announces their line of Apple HomeKit-compatible Home Automation products” | The Gadgeteer 

“At CES 2015, Incipio announced a line home automation products they’ve developed for use in the Apple HomeKit environment.  They will have a  Incipio DIRECT Wireless Smart Outlet, Light Bulb Adapter, and Power Strip with integrated Smart Outlet.  The Wireless Smart Outlet, seen in the above image, could directly replace my WeMo Switches.”

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Incipio DIRECT Home Automation Lineup featured in, “Incipio’s new connected home products play nice with HomeKit” | iMore

“At CES 2015, Incipio announced a trio of home automation products that will be compatible with Apple’s software framework, HomeKit. These new gadgets include a wireless-enabled smart outlet, a light bulb adapter ($24.99 each), and a power strip ($59.99). There will also be an Incipio Direct app that will be available alongside all of these when they launch in Q2.”

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Incipio DIRECT Home Automation Lineup featured in, “Roundup: The Best Apple Compatible Accessories seen at CES Day One” | Apple Insider

“And the Incipio Direct line of HomeKit compatible accessories include a smart outlet, light bulb adapter, and power strip. HomeKit compatibility allows accessories to be more easily controlled via iPhone, including support for Siri voice commands.”

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Incipio DIRECT Home Automation Lineup featured in, “Best new apps for Apple HomeKit at #CES2015″ | Silicon Angle 

Incipio’s first shot at the smart home market

“Incipio Technologies, Inc. is known for its protective cases for iPhones and iPads, which makes its entrance in the home automation market a surprising move. At CES 2015, Incipio introduced three products that are HomeKit-enabled. The Incipio DIRECT Wireless Smart Outlet is a smartplug that allows users to remotely control plugged in appliances. Light Bulb Adapter allows you to turn existing light bulbs into smart ones. And the Power Strip features one integrated Smart Outlet and three additional outlets.”

“The Incipio DIRECT Wireless Smart App allows users to create customized actions sets and scenes, use Siri to control the connected devices and allows users to power up or power down specific devices just by entering or exiting a room. The Smart Outlet and Light Bulb Adapter costs $25 each, while the Power Strip is priced at $60 and will be available in  second quarter 2015.”

ZDNet 

Incipio DIRECT Home Automation Lineup featured in, “CES 2015: Products for Apple iOS fans”

“For more smart home ideas, consider Incipio’s range of household gadgets and appliances which take advantage of Apple’s HomeKit technology.”

“The manufacturer released a number of different smart household items, including the Incipio Direct Wireless Smart Outlet, Wireless Smart Light Bulb Adapter and Wireless Smart Power Strip. All of these items support Apple’s HomeKit framework and so can be controlled through iOS apps. Apple’s Siri can be used to control home appliances and iOS apps can be used to customise wireless networks and to control power usage.”

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Incipio DIRECT Home Automation Lineup featured in, “CES 2015 Provides Clues About Apple’s Smart Home Plans” | Wall Street Cheat Sheet

“Mobile device maker Incipio exhibited a HomeKit-compatible wireless smart outlet, a wireless smart light bulb adapter, and a wireless smart power strip. “Today, Incipio delivers three user-friendly home automation solutions and a complimentary app, at an incredible value, that will truly impact and simplify day-to-day routines with just a tap of your device or a Siri voice command,” stated Incipio chief executive Andy Fathollahi.”

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Incipio DIRECT Home Automation Lineup featured on iPhone Italia 

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Incipio DIRECT Home Automation Lineup featured on Engadget China