Of all the different deals we cover each day here on the BGR Deals channel, there’s one type of deal that our readers always seem to love: deep discounts on Wi-Fi smart plugs. It sort makes sense, of course, since a smart plug is the type of gadget you can never really have enough of. There are so many dumb devices all over your house, and a smart plug is the easiest way to add connectivity to them, along with some “smart” features.
Here are some examples of how I use smart plugs. In the summer I have a fan that I use to circulate air in my bedroom because the central air isn’t quite enough for me. I turn it on when I go to sleep, but if I let it run all night then I and up waking up because I’m too cold. With a smart plug, I have it set to turn off at a certain time each night while I’m asleep.
I also have a smart plug connected to a space heater in my office so I can turn it on and off on the other side of the room without getting up. I use smart plugs during the holidays to control my Christmas lights, too. And here’s a really cool one: I have all of my outdoor LED landscape lighting plugged in through one smart plug. This way I can set smart timers based on what time the sun sets each day. On top of that, I have it connected to SmartThings so anytime my outside Arlo cameras detect motion at night, it turns on all of my outside lighting!
The possibilities are endless, and now is the perfect time to start playing around with some smart plugs yourself. Head over to Amazon and you’ll find that best-selling Teckin Mini Smart Plugs with more than 4,100 5-star ratings are on sale for just $5.99 each when you use the coupon code 7WIMIMTR on a 4-pack. They work with a smartphone app, Alexa, Google Assistant, and any smart home system thanks to IFTTT support.
Here are some notes from the Amazon page so you can learn a little more about these smart plugs:
- Connect the TECKIN Smart Wi-Fi Plug to Amazon Alexa for voice control. At the sound of your voice, you’ll be able to turn on appliances across the room as your hands are busy with Cooking, or shut the bedroom light off without getting up.
- With the remote access, You can check the real-time status of your device anytime, anywhere. Turn On/Off the connected devices wherever you are, thermostats, lamps, water heater, coffee makers, fans, switches, and other devices on before arriving home or after leaving.
- Can share the smart plug with your family by sharing the device. The TECKIN Smart Wi-Fi Plug made you and your family relationships even more intimate. The convenient minismart plug makes you happy every day.
- You can use the free app (Smart Life App) to create schedules / Timer / Countdown for connected electronics based on your time routines.
- Scheduling also helps lower your electricity bill by keeping power-hungry devices off when they are not needed.
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