The best smart plugs of 2022

The future is here, thanks to Wi-Fi connected smart plugs. (Photo: Amazon)

Do you want a home full of smart gadgets that you can operate with your voice or phone, but don’t want to spend a fortune replacing your current appliances? Well, we have some good news: Investing in smart plugs is the easiest and most affordable way. Quality smart plugs cost as little as $20 and can be used for anything electrical you have. Simply connect your non-smart lamp (or coffeemaker or air purifier or …) to a smart plug, and voila, they are connected to the internet! We’ve rounded up the best performing plugs, all of which happen to be available to order from Amazon.

nds down, the best smart plugs we’ve bought and installed,” wrote one five-star reviewer. “They are installed all over our house for all our lamps, and even had some of our indoor Christmas decorations tied up with them this year. away from home so you have more control over how you look like you’re home when you’re not.”

“I have just placed my third order,” writes an enthusiastic shopper. “I’m using four of the plugs and ordered more as a gift. They work for any device that comes on when the power is turned on… I use Alexa to control my plugs, but they can also be used. controlled via the phone app. They can be timed or even set to a random on/off vacation mode.”

Amazon

Smart plugin

$13 $25 at Amazon

Alexa compatibility is pretty much de rigueur for all smart plugs, but if you want to be synergistic about it, then Amazon’s house brand makes no sense, especially since it has received more than 400,000 five-star reviews.

“I’ve owned several different brands of smart plugs, and this one was the easiest to set up,” says one convert. new device, inspired me to give it a name, and I was ready! Awesomeness throughout. This might sound obvious, but if you’re already an Alexa user, this might be the best smart plug to get simply because it integrates so easily with Alexa.”

Kasa Smart

Kasa Smart Outdoor Plug-in

$25 at Amazon

An alfresco smart plug is a great solution for controlling garden electronics such as fountains and string lights. This one has two AC outlets, a waterproof cover and a WiFi range of up to 300 feet. Oh, and right now it’s $5 off with a coupon on the page.

“I bought this to use for my pool pump and it works great so far,” says a five-star review. works perfectly for my needs. I bought another one for outdoor lights for my Tiki Bar, and if I could give it more stars I would!”

A happy customer says: “The ease of use of this device is the best feature. I’ve been using the two outlet plug for the past few weeks and liked it enough to buy the power strip. I liked that enough to buy two ordered another, one for my house and one as a gift for my tech-challenged mother. The Alexa integration is seamless. I can say, “Alexa, turn on the fan” and it happens without a be say, “Alexa, ask Kasa to turn on the fan.”

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