I would like an outdoor, wifi-enabled electric outlet adapter so I can turn on the heat in a cat shelter. My dream device would have an IP address, an authentication mechanism, and an API with at least three functions: turn it on; turn it off; report whether it’s on or off.
Every product I see online (e.g, https://www.costco.com/feit-electric-wi-fi-smart-outdoor-plug%2C-2-pack.product.100515906.html) brags about compatibility with Alex, Google Home, and the like. But I consider these are liabilities, not features. I am happy to control it from inside my home network with curl or a dedicated client I would write. If I want to control it from afar I would SSH onto a box inside my home network and do it from there.