LivingPlug also thinks its Inlet offering can bring an aesthetic improvement to the humble electrical outlet. The base unit ships with a faceplate, which you can use to either make the outlet blend in with the rest of the wall or stand out with an eye-catching design. LivingPlug offers a gallery of designs for the Inlet's faceplate that look to help you put your own distinctive stamp on your room's decor. The company also offers more traditional choices like a walnut finish, aimed at helping the outlet blend into the background.
The Inlet costs $25. LivingPlug sells the walnut finish version of the outlet for $30. The company is taking preorders now.
It's not the most technologically sophisticated solution for the connected home true believer. But LivingPlug's Inlet does look to be a promising low-cost option for reducing the amount of power you waste on appliances that aren't even running.
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