As loyal readers, you necessarily know Konyks. From the very beginning, we have been following this French company which, like us, believed very early in the development of the connected home in light of the arrival of Google Home speakers and Amazon Echo on the French market. Two years later, the brand has grown considerably and regularly offers new products like Konyks Priska EU connected sockets that we are going to present to you.
Keen to democratize home automation, Konyks has always wanted to make its products accessible. From a use point of view first, with a simple and intuitive application ; also from a distribution point of view, with a growing presence in a physical network; and finally from a financial point of view by offering the lowest possible prices. And, this time, the brand hits a big blow by selling its news Priska EU at only 29.90 € the set of two. Let's see what the French company offers us at this price ...
Konyks Priska EU: a really cheap Wi-Fi outlet
It is with pleasure that we find the brand and its colors. Always well made, the packaging inspires confidence and presents a visual of the product or, more exactly, of the products since the Priska EU are sold in sets of two.
We also find the Wi-Fi mention, now accompanied by a pictogram highlighting the possibility of create scenarios via the Konyks app. A very good idea because not everyone knows it! As always, the logos Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant are also in the game, but you could not doubt it ... On the sides, we finally find the main features now translated into five languages, the logo Powered by Tuya which testifies to the possibility of using Tuya applications / Smart Life, and finally a technical sheet prayer.
Much cheaper than the Priska + Mini, we expected the Priska EU smart plug to be a bit big and unattractive, but it isn't. Without saying either that she could win the first design prize, we find her rather sympathetic.
“Simple, dressed all in white, it elegantly sports a small Konyks logo in a very discreet gray. " The Alexians
Simple, dressed all in white, it elegantly sports a small Konyks logo in a very discreet gray. Discreet, the Priska EU will indeed be without difficulty because it is rather compact. Not as much as a Priska Mini, of course, but enough to blend easily into the background since it only measures 5 x 5 x 8.4 cm and exceeds less than 5 cm when seated in the wall outlet. As you can see, it fits in the hand and the LBlue ED of its small button is content to indicate the state of the socket without illuminating the room. It's good.
Informed eyes will have noticed a difference compared to the rest of the range: it is a E / F type socket or Schuko - for Schutz-Kontact, ja? Indeed, the company now developing its activity beyond our borders, it very logically chose a European model, hence its name: Priska EU. As well compatible with our French type E sockets as with those of our neighbors which are much more often type F, this socket can also follow you in your second home in Palma de Mallorca or in Algarve ! Do not hesitate to send us some holiday pictures to confirm it ...
Accepting input voltages of 110 to 230V (50/60 Hz), it supports an intensity up to 16AEither 3520W in 220V. You will therefore be able to connect the vast majority of your devices to it. Who says connected plug also says communication protocol and here it is the 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi which will allow you to control it remotely via its application that we will (re) discover immediately.
Konyks: a complete application
Installation and use
As part of this test, we chose to use theKonyks app available on iOS like Android, but being a Tuya cloud, you can also use them on Smart Life if you already have devices there.
- Open the Konyks app,
- Press the "+" top right,
- Choose " Electrical outlet ",
- If the LED on your Priska EU does not flash quickly, reset it by long pressing its button,
- Enter your Wi-Fi code. Remember that, as with the vast majority of connected objects, you need to connect your smartphone to the Wi-Fi network on the 2.4 GHz band.
- It is done !
As you can see, the installation of the Priska EU does not suffer from any difficulty, as always with Konyks. The Alexians
As you can see, the installation of the Priska EU does not suffer from any difficulty, as always with Konyks. Let's see what she has to offer.
- On the main screen, you can very classically turn on or off your catch,
- A small "stopwatch" pictogram allows you to define a timer,
- A last pictogram is used to define schedules, i.e. simple time schedules.
So classic, but when it comes to a connected outlet, it is not abnormal. If you want to go further with the only application, we invite you to follow our tutorial Smart Life / Tuya, you will also find ideas for voice assistants there. Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Indeed, and this is obviously what interests us the most: Konyks Priska EU sockets are compatible with voice control. Let's take a closer look.
A compatible socket Alexa et Amazon Echo
As soon as you have installed your smart plug, you should receive a notification from theapplication Alexa informing you of the presence of the ascent of the latter. Yes, it is not more complicated than that! As in the Konyks app, you can turn it on and off manually or, more simply, by asking the voice assistant ofAmazon. But the most interesting thing is obviously create routines where you can customize the commands as you wish. Here we have chosen to place the Priska EU on a coffee maker and create a routine « Alexa, make the coffee ”.
« Alexa, make the coffee! " The Alexians
A Google Home compatible socket
If, as always, the operation does not suffer from the slightest defect with Alexa, what about with Google Assistant? Well, you're going to have to get it detected. Either by voice, simply by requesting it, or directly in the Google Home application. It's a bit long, but if you're used to it, you won't be surprised. We chose to do the same routine "Ok Google, make the coffee" and it works as well as with Alexa, nothing to say.