• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Test in the store first..

    • Written by Christopher V from Perth

    As per title, returned one after it blew/shorted. So got a replacement and that was dead on arrival... back to the Apple store again. The staff we're awesome and suggested we test the 2nd replacement out in store, turns out that new one out of the box was dead as well, so we tried yet another and it was fine (and still works a few months later now.)

    Also, put them behind a surge protector, as they seem to be stupidly fragile.


    Aside that, seems to work as expected (When it works).

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but unreliable

    • Written by David W from Cardiff

    I have bought two of these and they are great, work very well with HomeKit. The other good thing about these is that they don’t require a hub like so many other HomeKit compatible devices.

    However both have failed within a year of purchase, they both started by failing to respond to commands to switch on and off. Due to Apple not apply any warranty to this you will need to contact Elgato directly. I can say that Elgato were very helpful.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Very nice - but Apple TV is required for most features

    • Written by Koray I from Camperdown

    After ordering this online, I realised that an Apple TV (4th Gen!) is required in the home to get most things working. I wish this was clearer in the description.

    The unit uses Bluetooth, so without an Apple TV you need to be within its vicinity to get it working.Once it's paired with an Apple TV or iPad running iOS 10 that stays at home, it then gets 'internet access' and some features become available. Quite a shame really this is not clear up front.

    Limitations when no Apple TV available.

    *Remote controls will not be available - only within Bluetooth range works
    *Family sharing will not be available - although you can invite them
    *Automation will not be available

    From the above, family sharing is my biggest gripe. You can invite others to control the unit, but they won't be able to control it. (I haven't yet tested if multiple people can pair to a single unit)

    It is otherwise a nice unit. Well built, easily paired and installed and makes a satisfying virtual switch sound when switching on and off.

    If I had known the above I would have sought a wi-fi enabled switch.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Poor design

    • Written by Paul B from Auckland

    These work fine for me but have to put them on a pawer board and loose 2 outlets.

    Double wall outlet looses other plug.

    Did they even try these in a real home before making them, I thought aApple of all people would require good design in products they are promoting.

    2 of 2 people found this useful