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Samsung SmartThings Outlet vs. Wemo Mini Smart Plug: Which should you buy?

With the right plugs, you can make any dumb home into a smart one. We test as many connected products as possible to give you the best recommendations for making your home smarter, safer, and more convenient!

Samsung SmartThings Outlet

Expensive and expansive

$ 32 at Amazon

Pros Integrates with other SmartThings devices Can be scheduled to turn of/off Alerts you if accidentally left on ZigBee range extender Cons Requires a SmartThings Hub More expensive [Read More…]

Stock up on TP-Link’s Smart Plug Minis for just $16 each

Small and oh so smart.

The TP-Link smart plug mini is down to $ 15.82 on Amazon, which is its lowest price ever. It tends to fluctuate a bunch, but seems to bound between $ 24 and $ 30. The last deal we shared on it was a drop to $ 20.

One of these would be perfect to begin automating and scheduling the use of some of your recent Black Friday purchases. Unlike most other smart  [Read More…]

Grab Amazon’s Smart Plug for $5 with any Echo purchase right now

This is a must-have add on item.

If you’re buying an Echo this holiday shopping season, you probably already know that Black Friday is the time to do it, but this helpful tip can make the discounted buying experience even better. Amazon recently released its own smart plug, and right now when you combine it with any Echo hardware purchase, you can get it for just $ 5. That’s right, the brand new plug that normally costs $ 25  [Read More…]

One of the best holiday gifts you can buy this year is a smart plug

Smart plugs are helpful (and affordable) gadgets, perfect for any smart home.

The big holiday shopping season has arrived. Perhaps you’ve heard a thing or two about it? Every retailer and product manufacturer is eager to sell you its latest and greatest toys, and while there are plenty of awesome gadgets to pick up right now, there’s one I want to make sure you don’t overlook — smart plugs.

Smart home tech has quickly gone from an  [Read More…]

How to automate your morning routine with the Amazon Smart Plug

Alexa routines are incredibly powerful, and if you have an Amazon Smart Plug, integrating it into an existing routine is dead simple and a great way to make your mornings go even smoother. Here’s how to do it!

Products used in this guide Amazon: Amazon Smart Plug ($ 25) Amazon: Echo Dot (3rd Gen) ($ 50) How to use a Smart Plug with your morning routine

For this guide, we’re going to assume you already have an existing  [Read More…]

How to automate your evening routine with the Amazon Smart Plug

The Amazon Smart Plug is a helpful little accessory for making dumb things around your house smart. Here’s how to integrate one into your evening routine!

Products used in this guide Amazon: Amazon Smart Plug ($ 25) Amazon: Echo Dot (3rd Gen) ($ 50) How to use a Smart Plug with your evening routine

For this guide, we’re going to assume you already have an existing evening routine and an Amazon Smart Plug connected to your Amazon account.

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Will the Amazon Smart Plug work with my appliance?

Best answer: Probably. The Amazon Smart Plug was designed to work with most any product you have in your home but there are some exceptions and devices that shouldn’t be connected.

Amazon: Amazon Smart Plug ($ 25)

Safety first

Before we dig in, know that the Amazon Smart Plug is designed for use with a 100-120 volt three prong system so it’s a North American product only.

All electrical devices are designed with safety in mind  [Read More…]

Amazon Smart Plug review: Everything should be so easy

Amazon’s smart plug brings a new meaning to the term “plug and play.”

I’ve been using the Amazon Smart Plug for a few days, and I’m convinced it’s the best hardware product Amazon has ever made.

I’m no stranger to smart plugs. I have an assortment of them in my house, ranging from hard-wired old-school Wemo and Insteon plugs to inexpensive iHome socket adapters to “green” models like Edimax’s offerings. They’re a great way to transform any  [Read More…]

Canada Deal: Make everything smarter with the $30 Wemo Mini Smart Plug

You’ll never have to manually flip a switch again with this deal.

Amazon has the Wi-Fi enabled Wemo Mini Smart Plug on sale for just $ 29.99. This is a great deal, especially when you consider a 3-pack of the plugs generally doesn’t drop far below $ 100.

What makes these Wemo smart plugs stand out is their size. You can easily stack two of these in a standard outlet without any issues. You can use the  [Read More…]

Combo an Amazon Echo Dot with TP-Link’s smart plug for just $51 today

Buy more, save more.

As part of its Gold Box deals of the day, Amazon has an Echo Dot and TP-Link Smart Plug combo for just $ 50.98, a savings of $ 39 from their regular pricing. These items normally sell for around $ 50 and $ 40 respectively, but both are currently on sale for a bit less. Even compared to the discounted pricing, this bundle still saves you an additional $ 9 off and makes  [Read More…]