3rings plug allows you to check in on the Elderly

3rings plug

Smart plugs have a wide variety of uses, but most of the ones we’ve seen allow you to turn your gadgets on or off remotely. The 3rings plug is a different type of connected device as it allows you to check in on elderly relatives in a unique way.

Routines are an important part of the day for many of us, and even more so for older folks. Whether it’s your parents or grandparents, we’re betting there’s a good chance they have a routine in place to start their day. There are plenty of ways to “check in” on your loved ones remotely, and the 3rings plug will allow you do just that by putting an alert on certain devices.

Say your dear old dad likes to start each morning with the news. You can plug the television into the 3rings plug, and the company’s cloud-based portal will listen and send you a ping whenever there’s activity. You set the parameters as well, so you can tailor the gadget to suit their hours or lifestyle.

At this time, the 3rings plug is only available for folks in the UK, but the company has a stretch goal that includes U.S. customers if they reach $75,000. As for the pricing, it depends on what tier you choose as the Early Bird Supporter 4 will set you back £40 and includes a plus and a free month of the subscription service which would normally cost £12 per month. If you want to save a few bucks on the subscription, you can opt for the 3rings plug with a 12-month subscription for £95.


If successfully funded, the first units are set to ship out in September of this year which is right in time for the holidays. If you want to show you support or pick up a 3rings for a loved one, you’ll want to act fast as there are around two weeks left on the clock at this time.

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Adam is a tech aficionado and Android enthusiast. When he's not checking out new tech, you can find him playing poker or binge-watching shows on Netflix.