The WeMo Smart Plug. Sold on Amazon, its listing price for the 1-pack is $24.99, for a 3-pack $49.99, and their Mini Smart Plug, it lists as $34.99. The WeMo Smart Plug is affordable, easy to set up, and has some really cool features, such as Away Mode, where you can set it to automatically turn off and on lights to give the impression you are home, it also has a scheduling feature so you can determine when the lights come on and when they go off, you can control WeMo from anywhere because it connects to your phone, the setup is simple, it connects to your own WiFi, there isn’t a need to buy an entirely different WiFi router unless you want to. It works with Apple Homekit, Alexa, and Google Assistant, and more features with FITTT. The downsides are that it sometimes disconnects if not close enough to WiFi connection, and if you live in an area where power outages are common, you may have to set it up from the begging again, or if it gets disconnected from the WiFi and it can at times be tedious. All in all, you have to remember, every product has its downsides. You just have to determine which ones are deal-breakers.
- Easy and straightforward setup.
- Pretty affordable for what it has to offer
- Can connect to any WiFi, doesn’t have to have something special.
- Compact design that doesn’t take up space.
- Will disconnect if the power goes out.
- It will also disconnect if it is unplugged or isn’t close enough to WiFi.
- Can be tedious to set up if not done correctly or in the right way.
- Sometimes will randomly die.
Warranty: 3 years.
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The Kasa Smart Plug also sold on Amazon, its listing price is $16.99 for the Classic Plug 1-pack, for the Mini Plug 2-pack, it is listed $14.99, and for the Mini Plug 3-pack, it is $20.99. Very affordable. It’s easy setup, all you do is download and launch the Kasa app (Android, iOS) add the plug to your account using in-app instructions, and then connect your appliance. It has a voice control feature so you can control what happens handsfree, it has motion detection that triggers the lights to automatically come on. Like WeMo, you can schedule when you want your lights to come on and go off, it has a Time and Usage feature so you are in control of how much power and energy you use. Kasa also has Away Mode and a countdown timer. Kasa is a good choice if you are on a budget but still want the quality features of something more expensive.
- A number of useful features.
- Easy and quick setup.
- Smart and discreet design.
- Sometimes won’t connect.
- Occasionally unreliable.
- Sometimes the setup is weird.
- Has the ability to crash your WiFi.
Warranty: 2 years.
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The Treatlife Smart Plug, which is a pack of 4, lists at $26.99 on Amazon. It has a Child Lock feature, which is a button on the side that keeps the device from getting turned off accidentally, it has, Light Mode, so you can turn off the LED indicator and have a peaceful night’s sleep without the light disturbing you. It also works with Alexa and Google Assistant. No hub required, it is Multi-user access,, so you can connect it to multiple appliances in the house and turn them off and on at different times or have them synchronized it is remote and voice controlled. It has a habit of not connecting to the WiFi easily and will randomly disconnect, much like the WeMo, and the Kasa Smart Plugs. Much like the others, this one is a good price and has a lot of cool and useful features. With its decreet appearance and build, it doesn’t get in the way and is not bulky. It has a 4.5 out of 5 rating on Amazon and is eligible for Prime and free returns.
- Nice design.
- Well thought out features and perks.
- Good price for its quality.
- Works with or without Alexa.
- Sometimes doesn’t pair with the app.
- Doesn’t work for very long, sometimes only up to 3 months.
- Difficulty connecting.
- Does not come with a Wifi extender.
Warranty: You will have to contact the manufacturer.
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The Gosund Smart Plug. Is a plug-in mount and has a push button and switch. You can find it on Amazon and is eligible for Prime and free returns. It has a 4.1 out of 5 ratings and is $27.99. It has hands-free voice control and remote control it also works with Alexa and Google Assistant. It works with any 2.4G WiFi router. Without the need for a separate hub or paid subscription. With multiple safeguards and built-in fire prevention, and overload protection. Also approved ETL and FCC certification. The circuit breaker automatically breaks off when exceeds the threshold, preventing plugged-in devices from damage. You can also create a group timer, to keep track of how much power is used, and save on electricity. Set up is easy, and quality assured. Its small and compact design makes for easy setup and isn’t bulky or gets in the way at all because its so small, as you can see from the picture belowYou may however need a separate app to connect to Alexa, it also sometimes glitches and doesn’t stay connected to WiFi until the app is opened. It is a little more expensive than the others, but it also has some safety features the others do not have.
Good price for what you’re getting.
- Nice safety features.
- Good design.
- Can connect to any WiFi router as long as it’s 2.4G.
- Isn’t bulky.
- Sometimes the voice activation won’t work unless connected to the Alexa app.
- Glitches and won’t stay connected.
- Can be difficult to use.
- Doesn’t last very long.
Warranty: (You will have to contact the manufacture)