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The 'Reset Plug' Will Save You When Your Internet Craps Out

You'll never have to get up and fiddle with your WiFi router again.
The Reset Plug monitors your WiFi connection and resets it if the Internet goes out.
The Reset Plug monitors your WiFi connection and resets it if the Internet goes out.

It's late. You're curled up on the couch watching "Game of Thrones" when your Internet sputters and stops. A frozen Peter Dinklage grins mockingly at you. In the old days, you'd have to tumble out of your nest and manually reset the WiFi router. But those days may be over. 

Tech company MultiNet says it's new "smart plug" senses when your Internet stops working and can turn your WiFi router off and back on for you.

The device, called the Reset Plug, fits into a standard electrical socket and constantly monitors your Internet connection. If the Internet goes out, the plug will cycle power through your router every five minutes until service returns.

At $59.99, the Reset Plug isn't cheap. And compared to other labor-saving technologies, the amount of work it eliminates is minimal.

But in a world of Amazon Dash and Task Rabbit, no chore is too trivial to outsource to technology.

The Reset Plug fits into a standard electric socket.
The Reset Plug fits into a standard electric socket.
The Reset Plug can attach to a surge protector and work with multiple devices.<i></i>
The Reset Plug can attach to a surge protector and work with multiple devices.
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