Affordable plug adapters make any appliance smartphone-controlled

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This is part of a series of articles that looks at entrepreneurs hoping to get their ideas off the ground through crowdfunding. At the time of writing, each of these innovations is currently seeking funding.

This is part of a new series of articles that looks at entrepreneurs hoping to get their ideas off the ground through crowdfunding. At the time of writing, each of these innovations is currently seeking funding. Many new devices are now coming with smartphone connectivity as standard, but what about households who can't afford to replace their existing appliances? While we've previously seen one option in the form of the engineer-installed digitalSTROM system, now Beijing-based Plugaway enables consumers to simply plug an adapter into each power socket to turn whatever's connected into a smart device. Seeking funding through Kickstarter for…

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