RAHWAY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With first-mover advantage in the growing smart home category, iHome is positioning itself to be a significant player with the release of the iHome iSP5 SmartPlug, the first product in the company’s new iHome Control series. Named by Apple as a launch partner to make the first products compatible with their new HomeKit smart home technology, the iHome iSP5 SmartPlug is among the first HomeKit-enabled products now available to consumers on iHome.com and Amazon.com for $39.99. Additional retail rollout will be hitting in the coming weeks in both the USA and Canada.
The iHome iSP5 SmartPlug allows consumers to use the free iOS or Android ‘iHome Control’ app to turn on and off small appliances such as lamps, fans, air conditioning and other home devices with ease from any location. iOS users may also use Siri to remotely control their devices. The design ecosystem of iHome Control allows users the ability to group several iHome SmartPlugs into individual “scenes” to manipulate multiple connected devices within a home. Additionally the iHome Control app allows for the creation of “custom scenes” to control multiple SmartPlugs with a single command, or to create schedules for complete home automation capability.
“iHome products are already in more than 30 million homes and we’ve built a reputation over the last decade as a highly trusted consumer electronics brand. The move into the smart home market was a natural fit for us,” said Ezra S. Ashkenazi, CEO of iHome. “The iHome iSP5 SmartPlug, the first in our series under the iHome Control label, offers consumers the ability to turn virtually any small appliance into a smart product that can be controlled remotely with almost any iOS or Android device.”
The slim and sleek design of the iHome iSP5 SmartPlug gives consumers greater flexibility and allows users to stack two plugs in one standard wall outlet. The iSP5 connects to a standard home Wi-Fi router in just minutes. No expensive hubs are required.
The iHome iSP5 SmartPlug is the first in a planned series of products from the new iHome Control line of smart home accessories. More smart home products from iHome are expected to be announced in the coming weeks and months.
To order the iHome iSP5 SmartPlug, or for more information, please visit iHome.com.
iHome was established in 2005 as a division of SDI Technologies, a company with over 60 years of consumer electronics innovation. The first iHome product introduced, an iPod-docking clock radio, was the top-selling iPod accessory for the year and firmly established iHome as the premier brand in the audio accessories market. Today, iHome is in more than 30 million homes and remains the #1 selling brand in digital player speakers* with an impressive catalog of award-winning products.
This year iHome is pioneering a new area of consumer electronics with the introduction of its iHome Control line of smart home products. Compatible with Apple and Android portable devices, the first product in the series, the iHome iSP5 SmartPlug, is a launch product for Apple’s HomeKit smart home software.
iHome’s products can be found at retail and online locations in over 70 countries. For more information on iHome and its products, visit ihome.com, Facebook (facebook.com/iHome), or follow @iHome on Twitter.
*According to NPD data
*Source: NPD Digital Player Speakers category, 12 months ending June 2015.