If you want to beef up your smart home but aren't willing to part with your "dumb" appliances, Amazon has you covered. The Amazon Smart Plug is on sale for just $15 — down from its normal price of $25 — and gives you easy control of anything plugged into it. Not only that, but more than 443,000 people have given it a five star rating.
Make it smart
Originally priced at $25, the Amazon Smart Plug — which easily syncs with the Echo Dot — is an ingenious doodad that fits between a power socket and an appliance like a coffee maker, TV or lamp and enables you to operate said device through a smartphone app or a smart-home hub.
The Amazon Smart Plug empowers you to take care of everyday tasks like turning off the lights without getting up from the couch, or effortlessly brewing java from your bed in the morning.
That from-a-distance convenience is a huge hit with, and a huge help to, users. "Got this smart plug so I can remotely turn appliances and lights on and off in an Alzheimer's patient's home," shared a satisfied Amazon shopper. "I can remotely make sure things are off [with] the Amazon Alexa app — super simple to use and really helps me out. Now I don't have to drive over there....Thank you!"
Here's how it works
Simply plug the Amazon Smart Plug into a wall outlet, then plug in, well, just about anything. The smart plug communicates with your Wi-Fi network and allows you to operate whatever is plugged in via app.
That’s it! Now you can control just about anything in your home with your phone (Android or iPhone) or the sound of your voice via Alexa (sorry, no Google Assistant or Apple Siri support). A tip: You don't need a smart-home hub make this happen, but it helps.
"This is the easiest smart plug ever," raved a five-star reviewer. "You just plug it in and open the Alexa app...It’s ready to use! Unlike other smart plugs that are sitting in my drawer because it was impossible to connect them to my Wi-Fi (and forget getting help from customer service), it worked immediately. Simple and worth the purchase. One more thing Alexa can now do for me."
At $15 (was $25), the Amazon Smart Plug can revolutionize your home life. "The smart choice for smart plugs," added another fan. "The plug is very well built. It works extremely well...I would recommend this over the Wemo. The Amazon Smart Plug certainly seems to be more reliable."
If you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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