Thanks to a powerful built-in WiFi module supporting the 802.11b/g/n standard, the Internet connection will stay stable even if a router is placed far from the plug, which is extra convenient.
It doesn't work with Google Home Assistant.
If you are an active user of Amazon Alexa voice assistant and want to expand the automated abilities of your home, this Amazon smart plug is for you. Extremely easy to install and offering intuitive controls, the assistant app will let you quickly get the hang of all the plug functions.
1 x smart Wi-Fi plug
100 - 120 V
Compatible with Alexa App (available on iOS and Android), Works with Amazon Alexa
Using a special "Away mode" in the Kasa Smart app, you can program the plugs to turn the lights and household appliances on and off at given time periods, making it look like you are at home.
The power light might seem too bright.
Avid travelers or those who have a lot of business trips will find the TP-Link smart plugs handy for enhancing the home safety and preventing unauthorized invasions. Plus, you will be able to control your appliances from any place.
3 x smart Wi-Fi plugs
Compatible with Kasa App (available on iOS and Android), Works with Amazon Alexa, Google Home Assistant
The smart plug works with Amazon Alexa and Google Home, has a convenient timer to control household appliances, and easily connects to the Internet via a Wi-Fi network.
It is difficult to determine whether the outlet is on or not.
The socket can be used for any household appliances such as lamps, electric ovens, toasters, fans, air conditioners, coffee grinders, etc. The strong signal ensures a quality connection. A great solution for office workers, travelers, and households with pets.
4 x smart Wi-Fi plugs
Compatible with Cloud intelligence (available on iOS and Android), Works with Amazon Alexa, Google Home Assistant
Easy control of 2 AC outlets that operate and are managed independently. The plug has a waterproof cover with protection against dirt and dust, as well as a long Wi-Fi range up to 300 feet.
Smart dimmer sometimes works incorrectly.
Manage all household appliances even when you are not at home with Alexa/Google Home Assistant or the Kasa smartphone app. The plug is ideal for landscape lighting, pool pumps, holiday lights, or other uses. Fit for smart and eco-friendly households.
1 x smart Wi-Fi plug with 2 sockets
Compatible with Kasa App (available on iOS and Android), Works with Amazon Alexa, Google Home Assistant
Philips Hue Smart App, which is available both for iOS and Android systems, is distinguished by smooth and stable operation without lags or errors. And it synchronizes like a charm.
It requires the Hue Bridge to unlock all the features.
This smart plug from Philips is a real find for smart control of both indoor and outdoor lights. Enabled via Bluetooth, this plug offers a perfectly stable connection. Philips Hue Hub owners will make the full use of it while a stylish compact design makes it a match for any hi-tech interior.
1 x smart Bluetooth plug
Compatible with Philips Hue App (available on iOS and Android), Works with Amazon Alexa, Google Home Assistant
Best Pal for Alexa
Though compatibility with Amazon Alexa only is regarded as the Amazon smart plug drawback by some users, this is what makes it a solid choice for all Alexa fans and owners of Echo speakers and hubs who will have a chance to greatly extend the automated abilities of Alexa controlled homes.
To integrate your Amazon plugs into the Alexa ecosystem, you need to pair it with the Alexa app free to download both for iOS and Android devices. While the Alexa app installs without bugs on any smart device, it also offers intuitive controls for the plug connection and management. So, whether you are an experienced Alexa user or new to it, you’ll get the hang of your smart plugs functionality in close to no time. Other than that, not only will you get remote and voice control over any appliance plugged into the Amazon smart socket but also you'll be able to schedule the plug operation and create routines for the desired remote control over your home devices.
Just like many other smart plugs, the Amazon is a WiFi-enabled unit. Yet, what makes it different is a powerful WiFi module supporting the 802.11b/g/n standard that will maintain flawless and stable WiFi connection and ensure good coverage even if your router is placed pretty far from the plug.
All told, this smart plug from Amazon is a handy solution for those who seek to add smart functionality to standard domestic sockets and enable Alexa voice control to whatever is plugged in them.
|Last updated price||$24.99|
On Guard for Your Home Safety
Even if you have some kind of home security system, adding some extra protection will never go amiss, especially if you are an active traveler and spend a lot of time away from home. The TP-LINK smart plug is a type of device that will both add remote control features to your common home appliances and come to help further enhance your home protection.
First off, the TP-LINK HS103P3 is a WiFi-enabled model that needs no hub or bridge to operate and just requires a stable WiFi connection. The device comes in a kit of three items, so, you’ll be able to add smart abilities to several rooms straight away. The plugs themselves look very neat and will perfectly blend with any modern interior. Besides, they are compact enough not to stick out like a sore thumb and you can easily fit two plugs into an ordinary two-outlet socket.
Controlling and managing the plugs is a breeze via the Kasa app that will take you virtually no problem to install on your iOS or Android device. Apart from wireless control, the model also offers voice control using Alexa or Google voice assistants. Meanwhile, the app unlocks a whole lot of options that go far beyond regular on/off functionality. Thus, in addition to remote home appliances control from literally anywhere, you’ll be able to schedule the work of such devices like a fan, humidifier, heater, or air conditioner to maintain a favorable home environment or bundle light fixtures and some units in groups to turn them on and off in a single click as well as set timers for automatic appliance disconnection.
More than that, this model from TP-LINK boasts a special “Away Mode”, in which the app will make the plug turn the light and some household appliances on and off at given periods of time to let it look as though you are at home. This way, you can keep burglars at bay and prevent unauthorized invasions when you are traveling or somewhere on vacation.
In a word, distinguished by versatile functionality and great connectivity, the TP-LINK smart plugs will let you both make the household appliances control more convenient and enhance your home safety.
|Last updated price||$21.99|
Esicoo B LED GREEN
Convenient in Use
Level up your plugging-in experience with the smart Esicoo B LED GREEN. Remote control, a timer, and a user-centric design make this plug a sound choice for home owners.
Compatible with Amazon Alexa / Google Home, this smart plug allows you to manage your appliances remotely via the phone or tablet. Turn the lights or home devices on and off whenever there is a need to. The Esicoo helps you control the lighting, temperature, and whatnot, by simply tuning in with your smartphone. Perfect for trips and summer holidays, it lets you save up big time while making the house comfy for your pets.
Alternatively, you can use a timer for home devices and skip the manual work. Set up a schedule to make the house warm and lit up before you get back from the office. All possible through the reliable Wi-Fi network connection, and without subscribing.
What can this plug be used for? Pretty much any home appliance, such as lights and electric ovens, toasters and fans, and more. Don’t worry, the strong signal will make sure that the connection won’t be lost. The only downsides of this otherwise amazing plug are that: a) it’s not easy to determine if it’s on or not; and b) it does take up some space.
Summing up, the smart plug by Esicoo is multifunctional and handy when you’re away at work or on a trip. What’s more, it lets you control the energy consumption by setting up your own schedule. Save up on monthly bills and be in full control of your home appliances with this device.
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2-in-1 Smart Plug
Be in full control of not only one but two outlets with the Kasa plug. This versatile device is easy to set up – and super easy to use with the voice/remote options.
The Kasa lets you manage 2 AC outlets separately, which means more freedom for a smart home owner – and less expensive energy bills. The 15A/1875W Max for each outlet makes the plug convenient in use, and it’s also waterproof to keep away the dirt. The outlet covers add an extra layer of protection against the pets or kids.
The Wi-Fi range for this plug is 300 ft., and you can group up the other smart devices from the manufacturer for even smoother control. The connection is stable at most times, so no worries here. Use this smart plug outdoors, with your swimming pool pumps, holiday lights, and whatnot.
If you want to pair it up with Alexa or Google Assistant, more power to you. Give voice commands and turn your home appliances on/off with your smartphone. Perfect for keeping up the microclimate when you’re out on vacation or a business trip.
Is this plug easy to set up? Absolutely so. The instructions are clear and simple, and it even comes with the hardware to fix it to the wall if you’d like. Perhaps the only issue with this device is that the smart dimmer sometimes works incorrectly.
Overall, the Kasa smart plug is a modern way to control your home appliances. Voice commands or smartphone app, you’re always in charge of what stays on or off. Smart or sustainable home owners will find this device a sound investment.
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Philips Hue (552349)
Flexible Smart Connection
If you are fed up with unstable WiFi connection and the need to constantly readjust the smart plug settings or reboot the whole system, swapping to devices that don’t solely rely on WiFi will be an option. This is where the Philips Hue smart plug will come into play.
Many users consider it one of the best devices of this type among plenty of products available and for a good reason. The model confidently stands out from the crowd offering flexible control options either via a Hue app or directly via Bluetooth. The good thing about Bluetooth connection is that you can use it independently to incorporate any ordinary lamp into your smart lighting system. Besides, it offers stable connections and smooth operation, irrespective of WiFi. Yet, this sort of control is more appropriate particularly for lighting, and doesn’t provide remote control when you are away from home.
To make the Philips Hue interact with other smart devices and adjust it remotely, you need a Hue Bridge. Connecting the plug via Zigbee, not only will it provide a better range but also will let you make full use of all the plug benefits that include but are not limited to complete remote control, light and appliances on/off scheduling, creating your own light scenarios, etc. With that, if you are just planning your first smart home power system, it might be a reasonable idea to invest in a bridge to set up a whole Philips Hue System. Yet, if you already have some other smart devices such as smart bulbs and also have some other hubs like Google Nest Hub or Amazon Echo, you are free to connect your Philips smart plug to those via Bluetooth and use the Hue App or voice assistants for remote control.
All things considered, though seemingly simple, the Philips Hue smart plug is one of the most versatile devices of this type that provides solid connectivity and multiple levels of control for your utmost convenience.
|Last updated price||$29.98|
What Is a Smart Plug?
Now, more and more people are getting practical benefit from Smart Home solutions that constantly surprise even the most sophisticated users. Smart bulbs and smart switches, smart locks, and smart sprinklers come to make our daily life easier and more convenient as well as level up our home security. Smart plugs are also a part of this intelligent system, yet, what sets them apart from other similar devices is that they can help you convert your non-smart home into a smart one without the need to replace the existing appliances.
Controlled by a smartphone, a smart plug allows users to turn on and off any appliance plugged into a standard wall outlet. Rather than switching on a conditioner or humidifier as you come back from work, why no to do that while you're still on your way home? In addition to simple remote control, many advanced modern plugs also provide the benefits of voice control as well as a whole bunch of programmable features to optimally use your household electric devices and meet your comfort.
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