The Good: Once you get it set up, using your iHome iSP5 SmartPlug with your iOS device is easy and even fun. iHome’s app allows you to organize your home into zones and rooms, and some will get a kick out of controlling the plug with Siri.
The Bad: Setting the plug up proved problematic on both iOS and Android, and the bare-bones Android app isn’t worth the effort. Even on iOS, iHome’s plug really only does one thing, whereas similar devices can also talk to other peripherals or monitor energy use.
The Bottom Line: Avoid the iSP5 SmartPlug if you’re an Android user. For iOS, it’s worth considering given the HomeKit compatibility and the relatively low cost, but if you want to start building a larger smart home, you should wait for a more robust HomeKit option.