So I signed up as a backer, but I don’t know if it will be able to do what I’m hoping it will. The creator seems to be planning on this power strip potentially being the a HA hub. What I’d like to see is for it to be a Thing. This would be perfect for my “valet” area were I have all my little devices and chargers for things like my phone, watch, BT headset, BT speakers, etc. The early bird special is $99 and give you a strip with 4 independently switched sockets. That’s not a bad price.
If I can set this up as a thing that SmartThings can see and turn on/off so that I can setup rules (for example, I’d only turn on my headset charger from 6:00pm-6:00am, the times it would be on the charger. My phone charger would only turn on from 6:00pm to 10:00pm (after that it would be on a charger upstairs by my bed), while my BT speakers would probably just turn on an hour or so a day to keep it “topped off” as I don’t use it very often.)
The big question is: Will this work in this way? I’ve already brought up the idea of working with SmartThings to the creator and he said he’ll look into it, but we’ll see what happens.