Wish you could max out your home with smart gadgets easily operated with only your voice or phone? Who wouldn't?! It's not as pricey as you would think. In fact, it's downright affordable — if you invest in smart plugs, that is. We found high-quality smart plugs for as little as $6 a pop, and they can be used for any electrical item you have. Simply connect your non-smart lamp (or coffeemaker or air purifier or...) to a smart plug, and voila, those everyday items are now synced up to the internet! Let's modernize our homes, shall we? Scroll for the best-performing plugs of 2022, all available at Amazon.
"Hands down, the best smart plugs we’ve purchased and installed,” writes one five-star reviewer. “We have them installed throughout our home for all of our lamps, and even had several of our indoor Christmas decorations hooked up to them this past year...Being able to also control the lights through the app is nice when you’re out of town so you have even more control of making it appear like you’re home when you’re not.”
"I've just placed my third order," writes an enthusiastic shopper. "I'm using four of the plugs and I just ordered more for a gift. They work for any device that will come on when the power is simply turned on... I use Alexa to control my plugs, but they can also be controlled through the phone app. They can also be timed or even set to a random on/off vacation mode."
“I have owned several different brands of smart plugs, and this one was BY FAR the easiest to set up," says one convert. "I plugged it into an outlet and within a few seconds the Alexa app on my phone recognized it as a new device, prompted me to give it a name, and I was all set! Awesomeness all around. This may seem obvious, but if you are already an Alexa user, this may be the best smart plug to get simply because it integrates so easily with Alexa.”
“I bought this to use for my pool pump and it works great so far," says a five-star review. "The setup was easy and flawless, and the ability with the app to set a schedule or turn it on or off manually works perfectly for my needs. I purchased another one for outdoor lights for my Tiki Bar, and if I could give it more stars I would!"
A satisfied customer says: "The ease of use of this device is its best feature. I've been using the two outlet plug for a few weeks and liked it enough to purchase the power strip. I liked that enough to order two more, one for my house and one as a gift to my technologically-challenged mother. Alexa integration is seamless. I can say, 'Alexa, turn on the fan' and it happens without having to say, 'Alexa, ask Kasa to turn on the fan.'"
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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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