An ‘iSocket 3G’ power outlet that sends texts when power goes out; priced at $199

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Published: May 16, 2016 7:32:01 PM

In an example of new technological innovation, a company called iSocket Systems has unveiled a power outlet that sends text when the power goes out.

In an example of new technological innovation, a company called iSocket Systems has unveiled a power outlet that sends text when the power goes out.

The power outlet called as ‘iSocket 3G’ uses a small battery backup, a cellular radio, and a SIM card and with the help of these, the socket stay powered for a long duration.

The device is useful for people whose homes are frequently at risk of an outage. The device can also be used for power monitoring of fridge/freezers or vaccine storage aggregates and monitoring of power during the cold season to avoid frozen pipes, the Verge reports.

The cost of iSocket 3G is $199.

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