Four smart Meross HomeKit sockets for 45 EUR

Meross HomeKit socket set of 4 on offer

I have not yet been able to try any products from Meross, but what you read in the Amazon reviews does not seem to provide any reason to stay away from the products. On the contrary: Meross seems to be a brand that produces smart home devices with HomeKit support cheaply but with reasonable quality.

This HomeKit-compatible socket from Meross is currently available cheaply in a 4-pack from Amazon.

This HomeKit-compatible socket from Meross is currently available cheaply in a 4-pack from Amazon.

Inexpensive set of 4 with a discount voucher and coupon code in combination

There is currently (until March 7.3.2021, 4) the set of XNUMX HomeKit sockets with a decent discount, which you can take advantage of as follows.

  1. One goes to Product page on Amazon and click on the “Coupon: 8 EUR” box next to the price. This has already secured this discount.
  2. Now you put the product in the shopping cart and go to checkout.
  3. In this view there is a field "Voucher and Promotion Codes" in which you can enter the code MEROSS17 and choose "Redeem".

This means that the new total amount of EUR 44,99 should already be visible in the calculation on the right.

Please make sure that you do not choose the set with the blue stickers, because this is even cheaper, but there is no HomeKit support. This means that you can then neither switch the sockets via Siri nor the Home app.

I have redeemed the discount voucher and the coupon code and use it at the checkout to charge the set of 45 at just under 4 EUR.

I have redeemed the discount voucher and the coupon code and use it at the checkout to charge the set of 45 at just under 4 EUR.

Technical data of the Meross HomeKit sockets

I would like to get rid of a few details about the sockets, which are certainly important for one or the other when making a purchase decision:

  • Connection is via 2,4 GHz WLAN (thus fast response times and good range)
  • Schedule and timer function available in the Meross app
  • all data is stored on Amazon AWS servers
  • switches devices up to 16 amps (voltage: 240 volts, watts: 3680 watts)
  • Dimensions: 6,7 6,7 x x 5,9 cm
  • Compatible with HomeKit, Alexa and Google Assistant
  • no hub is required
  • there is no measurement function for power consumption
  • there is no dimming function
  • Source: here on amazon
With HomeKit support, the sockets can also be switched on and off using Siri voice commands.

With HomeKit support, the sockets can also be switched on and off using Siri voice commands.

Customer ratings on Amazon

Excerpts from here a couple of reviewsthat I could find on Amazon. I will try to get such a set for test purposes and then there will be a separate report on these devices. Meross seems to be doing a lot in the HomeKit area and the products fit well into the blog.

The integration is done in about a minute. You can do this with the Meross app or directly via the Home app on the iPhone or iPad. A flashing power button indicates the pairing mode. Switching on / off also makes a pleasant "click" noise that is not annoying. Scenes and routines can be easily created in order to control several devices with and / or automations at the same time.

Another customer wrote:

So far I have used the higher-priced Koogeek sockets as a third-party product for Siri. Unfortunately, those with Siri often had a "hangover". Now I have exchanged all 8 Koogeek for the Meross version with HomeKit support and lo and behold, there are no more "hangers" ;-).

There are also critical voices about the Meross app:

You don't need your own Meross app to control the sockets. You can switch them via the Home app or another HomeKit app. However, you need the app to transfer updates to the sockets. BUT: I didn't succeed in integrating the sockets into the Meross app. I've converted half of my WiFi, only 2,4 GHz, only one AP online, but it doesn't work.

I think things like this will be fixed with firmware updates. The negative rating comes from 10/2020 and maybe the app has already been revised in the meantime. But I can also report that if I could put the sockets through their paces.

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2 comments

  1. Thomas says:

    Worked perfectly with the discounts
    I'm looking forward to the product ...

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