Outdoor I’d go Clipper Creek. The car has all the programming in the infotainment screen. You can select what times to not charge (TOU), what your departure time is, overrides, etc. You don’t need a “smart“ EVSE. With the app on your phone you can view the very basics, % charged, plugged in or not, charging or not, and what time your charge will be completed.I my case, be outside in the weather, and have wifi so I can get TOU rates from my utility for roughly half the cost. Juicebox is on the list. How well does their wifi work?
I too would go hardwired. A socket is a possible failure point.