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D-Link DSP-W215 WiFi Smart Plug

The D-Link DSP-W215 WiFi Smart Plug [1] as the name suggests is a plug that is connected to your wireless network and that makes it “smart”.

It runs on 802.11n wireless network and is currently retailing for S$69.

Using the mydlink Home app (iOS [2] | Android [3]) on your mobile phone, you can use it to turn on and off the device that is connected to the plug. The smart plug also monitors the power usage of the device that is plugged in.

Unboxing

DSP-W215 - Box Front [4]
DSP-W215 – Box Front

DSP-W215 - Box Back [5]
DSP-W215 – Box Back

DSP-W215 - Box [6]
DSP-W215 – Box

DSP-W215 - Box Contents [7]
DSP-W215 – Box Contents

DSP-W215 - Front [8]
DSP-W215 – Front

DSP-W215 - Back [9]
DSP-W215 – Back

DSP-W215 - Right [10]
DSP-W215 – Right

DSP-W215 - Top [11]
DSP-W215 – Top

DSP-W215 [12]
DSP-W215

DSP-W215 - Plugged In [13]
DSP-W215 – Plugged In

Setup
Setting up the smart plug is pretty straight forward, you just need to install the mydlink Home app for iOS [2] or Android [3]) on your mobile phone and follow the on screen instructions as shown in the screenshots below.

mydlink Home iOS App - Setup Step #1 [14]mydlink Home iOS App - Setup Step #2 [15]
mydlink Home iOS App – Setup

mydlink Home iOS App - Setup Step #3 [16]mydlink Home iOS App - Setup Step #4 [17]
mydlink Home iOS App – Setup

There is an option for manual Wi-Fi setup if you are not using Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) like me.

mydlink Home iOS App - Setup Step #5 [18]mydlink Home iOS App - Setup Step #6 [19]
mydlink Home iOS App – Setup Step

mydlink Home iOS App - Setup Step #7 [20]mydlink Home iOS App - Setup Step #8 [21]
mydlink Home iOS App – Setup

mydlink Home iOS App - Setup Done [22]mydlink Home iOS App - Menu [23]
mydlink Home iOS App – Setup Done

Devices that are plugged into the plug are monitored for energy usage and there is a thermal sensor inside the plug that will automatically turn off overheating devices.

mydlink Home iOS App - My Devices [24]mydlink Home iOS App - Light Information [25]
mydlink Home iOS App – My Devices

mydlink Home iOS App - My Places [26]mydlink Home iOS App - Room [27]
mydlink Home iOS App – My Places

You can also schedule it to turn on or off at a fix timing.

I wish there is geofencing built into the app, so when I reached home, the device can be switched on automatically. Philips Hue [28] does that pretty well for its’ lights.

Judging by the app is not yet iPhone 6/6 Plus optimized after almost a year, I think the chances of such new features are slim.

mydlink Home iOS App - Schedule [29]
mydlink Home iOS App – Schedule

mydlink Home iOS App - Basic Schedule [30]mydlink Home iOS App - Advanced Schedule [31]
mydlink Home iOS App – Schedule