Konyks Priska USB test: a plug connected with two independent USB ports

The Priska USB is part of the latest generation of Konyks connected sockets, which has no less than three models. It shares its characteristics with the most powerful model in the range by supporting a maximum of 3680 W and 16 amps, such as the Priska Max 3 therefore, but is much heavier and more imposing.

This is explained in particular by the addition of two USB-A ports on the sides. To integrate them, Konyks had to give up the minimalist outline of the other models and propose a rectangular case surrounded by a thin rubber border. The assembly thus measures 76.2 x 94 x 76.2 mm and may interfere with adjacent sockets if installed on a double wall socket or a power strip.

Plug connected male face

A USB-A port is present on each side of the connected socket

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On the front side, the Type E socket is topped with a button that will allow you to activate or deactivate the power supply manually.

Konyks Priska USB connected socket and its LED button

A protection surrounds the block of the socket.

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When plugged into an AC outlet, the built-in blue LED under the button can indicate different states. It remains off when the socket is on, lights up with it and flashes when it goes into pairing mode for adding in the Konyks app.

Priska USB plug connected to the mains

Connected to the mains, the LED under the control button lights up

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Once added to the application, a formality always simple and fast, we find the schedule with the programming options of this new range. These include a classic mode for switching the socket on or off at fixed times, but also cycles for switching the socket on then off, or vice versa, as well as a random mode in order, for example, to simulate a presence at home.

On the main page, it is possible to activate only the USB sockets only, the type E socket only or all three at the same time. On the other hand, it is impossible to differentiate between the two USB sockets; they work together or not at all. Access to real-time consumption monitoring and its history only works for the type E socket; a regret.

Konyks App

Konyks app main page and schedules page

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We also find the possibility of turning off the LED or keeping it on permanently and the “Child lock” is also offered here: it deactivates the control button to prevent curious little hands from interfering in the installation.

Finally, the creation of scenes and scenarios offers various possibilities, such as turning off all the lights simultaneously in the presence of other Konyks devices. It is also possible to program the socket to react to the weather or to the location of the smartphone on which the companion application is installed.

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