Energenie Mi|Home at the Gadget Show, April 2015 Birmingham NEC

By Tobin Harris, April 11, 2014

Managing Director at Pocketworks, app development specialists.

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We took a trip out to see our friends at Energenie exhibiting at the April 2015 Gadget Show in Birmingham, where they’re launching their Mi|Home range of smarthome control products (electrical sockets, radiator valves and light switches).

Seeing them display their cool hardware and apps was pretty cool…

Home control apps for iPhone and Android

We've been buliding the iPhone and Android apps for the Energenie Mi|Home range over the last 7 months

We’ve been buliding the iPhone and Android apps for the Energenie Mi|Home range over the last 7 months

The apps allow Energenie customers to control their homes from their pocket.

Check out the features on the Mi|Home website.

Showroom on wheels

Energenie had a purpose built showroom for showing off their app and hardware at events. Thanks to Adam at Energenie for the photo.

Energenie had a purpose built showroom for showing off their app and hardware at events. Thanks to Adam at Energenie for the photo.

This is Energenie’s most ambitious project yet. They’re arranging distribution via some of the UK’s biggest retailers, and Amazon of course.

Customer play pen

In this showroom, customers can use to explore the Mi|Home product range in person.

Radek, our rather tall QA guru, can be seen here controlling two the Mi|Home sockets using the Android app

Radek, our rather tall QA guru, can be seen here controlling two the Mi|Home sockets using the Android app

The showroom has all their hardware devices available for customers to play with. They can use a tablet to control each device in the showroom using an app. For example, then can…

  • Turn a lamp on and off using a Mi|Home plug adaptor
  • Controlling a radiator using the Mi|Home radiator valves
  • Switching devices plugged into a Mi|Home 4-gang plug socket
  • Using the app to control an in-wall light switch

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