Hardware

Swidget™ Outlet

The Smart Home Device for All Platforms

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Rating

8.8

About the Project

What better way to start or organize your smart home than with something as familiar as an outlet? Swidget is not an ordinary outlet. Installed using your home’s existing wiring, Swidget provides an ever-growing suite of inserts to make your home a smart home. Whether you are looking to clean up your existing technology, expand your smart home, or figure out where to start, Swidget is a simple solution that is future-proof and has the capability to work with all smart home platforms.

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  • Founder: Geoffrey Adamson
  • Company: Swidget™
  • Goal: $40,000.00
  • Entry Level Price: $38.00
  • Campaign Ended On: September 1, 2017
  • Delivery Date: June 2018

"About the Project" and "Claims" content are taken from the campagin as is.

Reality Check

  • Claim:

    Installed using your home’s existing wiring

  • Reality:

    One of the most beneficial features of the Swidget, is the ability to replace a common plug with the Swidget, without a need to do any major adjustment.

  • Claim:

    Swidget provides an ever-growing suite of inserts to make your home a smart home.

  • Reality:

    Another solid idea for the Swidget, is the ability to always add new inserts as technology and time progresses.

  • Claim:

    ...has the capability to work with all smart home platforms.

  • Reality:

    The ability to work with all smart platforms is possible in theory. However, the reality is that many variables of software and versions need to be considered that could potentially limit the allowance for the Swidget to work with all platforms.

Bottom Line

Swidget™ Outlet is a very intriguing project that can healthily be integrated into the current smart home movement, and is an easy to install system. The ability to be modified by design, with interchangeable inserts, is a beneficial element for this campaign. The release date is June of 2018 and with many campaigns of the past giving unrealistic release dates, the transparency is respected. Backed by a team with adequate experience, Swidget is primed for a potentially successful run. Another element of possibility is the opportunity to continue to progress with new ideas via DIY engineers and modders that can add to the options of uses and inserts. Keep in mind, that manufacturing is always a difficult hurdle to cross with products like this.

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