Chinese entrepreneurs are not missing out the smart home trends. Broadlink, specialized in developing Internet of Things Wi-Fi solutions, is working on connecting every piece of appliances in your home, no matter whether they can connect to your home Wi-Fi network directly, through Wi-Fi and control them with mobile apps.

It has launched a couple of consumer-facing products. It’s first product is SP1, a smart plug that controls your water cooler, water heater and other appliances at home remotely, or monitors home energy consumption. Being plugged it into every socket, the plug would automatically search for and connect to the Wi-Fi in your home. Then you’ll be able to control appliances or use other functions with its iOS or Android app from anywhere away from home. SP1 is sold for 159 yuan, about $25.

e-Remote connects to your home Wi-Fi network and then can control all the infrared devices, such as air conditioner, set-top box and TV, in your home through an iOS or Android app in your smartphone. It’s sold at 179 yuan. It’s about $29, but it’s sold for more than that in USD with some online retailers like this one.

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Tracey Xiang

Tracey Xiang is Beijing, China-based tech writer. Reach her at traceyxiang@gmail.com