An 'iSocket 3G' power outlet that sends texts when power goes out


Submitted by alvin on Mon, 2016-05-16 13:51 New Delhi: 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 USD 199. (ANI)