meross launches updated HomeKit outdoor smart plug and dimmer switch kit

meross gives a pair of HomeKit essentials an upgrade.

What you need to know

  • meross has announced the launch of two new HomeKit accessories.
  • Updated Outdoor Smart Plug adds a third remote-controllable outlet.
  • New Smart Wi-Fi Dimmer Switch kit includes a convenient remote control.

meross has announced the release of two new HomeKit accessories on Tuesday — an updated Outdoor Smart Plug and a new Dimmer Switch Remote Kit. The latest accessories, which are are available now on Amazon, feature hub-free 2.4gHz Wi-Fi connectivity and support Home app controls, scenes, automation, and Siri voice commands.

  • IP44 waterproof housing, ideal for both indoor/outdoor use.
  • Turn each socket on/off individually with the Meross app.
  • Works with Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and SmartThings.
  • Create on/off schedules or auto-off timers to work automatically.
  • Works with the 2.4G Wi-Fi you already have. No hub required.

The revamped meross Outdoor Smart plug sports a total of three independently controllable outlets, up from two found in our top pick for best HomeKit outdoor smart plugs. The outdoor plug supports electrical loads up to 10 amps, ideal for outdoor decor as well as holiday and landscape lighting.

meross’ new plug also features IP 44 weather-resistance with an operating temperature range of 14-104 degrees suitable for year-round usage in most areas. In addition to HomeKit, the outdoor plug works with Amazon’s Alexa, the Google Assistant, and the meross app — available on iOS and Android.

As its name suggests, the new meross MSS565 Smart Wi-Fi Dimmer and Remote Kit now bundles in a handy remote alongside one of the best HomeKit dimmer switches on the market. The addition of the two-button remote allows owners to create a three-way lighting switch setup wirelessly using a single-pole dimmer switch.

  • Replace single-pole dimmable switch. Not compatible with a 3-way switch.
  • Turn single-pole dimmable switch to 3-way dimmable switch with the Remote device.
  • Dim your INC, CFL, and LED bulb to suit different scenes.
  • Works with Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and SmartThings.
  • Control your lights anytime anywhere with Meross app.
  • Create on/off schedules or auto-off timers to work automatically.
  • Easy to install and setup. No extra hub required.
  • Neutral wire(white wire) required. Works with 2.4GHz Wi-Fi only.

The new dimming remote mounts on the wall either with standard hardware or adhesive strips and meross includes a pair of faceplates that gives it a clean, integrated look. The wireless remote runs on a single CR2032 coin battery, and it also works as a tabletop or handheld option.

Both of the latest meross HomeKit accessories are available to purchase now through Amazon. The Outdoor Smart Plug retails for $34.99, and the dimmer kit starts at $35.99. As with previous meross accessory releases, the company is celebrating the launch by offering a pair of coupons on Amazon that can shave 25% off the Outdoor Smart Plug price and $10 off the dimmer switch.

Three-in-one

meross Outdoor Smart Plug

$35 at Amazon

Hey Siri — Turn on the holiday lights!

The latest meross Outdoor Smart Plug features three independently controlled outlets and IP44 weather-resistance so you can manage outdoor decor and more all year round.

Remote control

meross Apple HomeKit Smart Dimmer Switch with Remote

$36 at Amazon

Smart and convenient

The meross Smart Wi-Fi Dimmer and Remote Kit gives you convenient control over the paired dimmer switch. Mount it on a wall for a quick three-way installation, or set it on the table to always have it within reach.

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