Smart plugs that can make your home even smarter
We all want a more convenient, and smarter, home. But a smart home setup can be pricy, and you may need a technician's help to get it up and running. That's why smart plugs are an excellent option for most homeowners. These gadgets let you control your devices from afar, are easy to install, and won't blow your budget. Read this post to find smart plugs that will truly make your home smarter.
A complete smart home setup doesn’t come cheap. You’ve got to upgrade products starting from your kitchen gadgets to home security and so on. Smart plugs have tried to make that expense a bit more accessible by turning your existing home electronics to a smart device with plugs. However, with so many smart plugs out there, it’s always a dilemma when it comes to selecting the best ones for your house.
The smart plugs, in the beginning, were bulky and unattractive in design. However, today’s smart plugs are different. So, we’ve rounded up some of the best you can grab to make your home even more convenient. And with Alexa, Siri, and Google Home compatibility, this is possibly the best time to get them for maximum effectiveness.
Wemo Wi-Fi Smart Plug Compact Outlet
Control your home from anywhere with one of the best smart plugs we’ve seen, the Wemo Wi-Fi Smart Plug Compact Outlet. We’ve mentioned this product before, but we just had to include it here, too. Plug your devices into this useful outlet, and you’ll control them with the free Wemo app or via your voice with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, or Google Assistant. Moreover, this gadget fits into any electrical outlet and doesn’t cover other plugs. You could even fit another Wemo above or below it. Best of all, this smart plug lets you set schedules for any electronic device.
Satechi Smart Outlet Wi-Fi Plug
Simplify your daily routine with the Satechi Smart Outlet Wi-Fi Plug. This is one of our smart plugs that’s designed to work with Apple HomeKit and requires an iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch with iOS 10.3 to operate. Once you connect this Wi-Fi plug to your Apple device, you’ll be able to schedule convenient routines for your appliances. This is especially helpful during those times of the day when you need everything to run like clockwork, such as in the morning when you have to leave the house at 7 a.m. on the dot.
Satechi Dual Smart HomeKit Outlet
Simplify your smart home with the Satechi Dual Smart HomeKit Outlet. This device features two outlets and works with your Apple HomeKit setup for an even smarter home. Plug in your coffee maker, lamps, or any other electronic devices. Then, use your HomeKit and Wi-Fi connection to control your appliances. You can even ask Siri to help. And since this gadget offers two outlets, you can create separate scenes and settings for each device. Additionally, the Satechi app lets you manage your appliances and see real-time power consumption.
Eve Energy Smart Plug & Power Meter Intelligent Outlet
Make your life more comfortable with the Eve Energy Smart Plug & Power Meter Intelligent Outlet. We’ve featured this product before, but it’s one of our favorites. Like the other smart outlets on this list, this one lets you control your appliances from anywhere. It also comes with a child lock, so you can be sure little fingers will be safe when it’s plugged in. Just use your HomePod or Apple TV to connect to this power meter. Then you’ll always know how much energy your appliances use. Finally, when you’re at home, Siri can help you control this smart outlet with your voice.
Samsung SmartThings Wi-Fi Smart Plug
Control your favorite devices from your phone with the Samsung SmartThings Wi-Fi Smart Plug. This gadget lets you access any appliance you plug into the outlet through the SmartThings app. From the app, you can turn lights on or off. This way, your kitchen can be lit before you even step in the door. Also, this device can turn off small appliances—like your espresso maker or microwave—that you keep plugged in all the time, saving you energy. Best of all, you can combine as many outlets as you’d like to create the perfect intelligent home setup.
Swidget Customizable 15A Smart Outlet
You won’t have to settle for regular outlets anymore when you have a Swidget Customizable 15A Smart Outlet. This smart outlet connects with your intelligent home network so you can operate it with Google Voice or Alexa. But this gadget’s most impressive feature is its six insert options. Choose from a customized outlet insert, Wi-Fi insert, Z-Wave outlet insert, USB charger outlet insert, power out insert, and guide light insert. Also, this smart outlet fits into the entire outlet space in your wall. So it won’t be another bulky item sticking out of your wall.
So, are you ready to make your home more convenient with some of these smart plugs? I don’t know about you, but I think the Swidget Customizable 15A Smart Outlet looks just about right for my home. Let us know which of these gadgets you want to add to your smart home setup, or if you already have one, share in the comments.
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