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Best Smart Plugs

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Use your phone to control lights, appliances, and anything that plugs into a power outlet with these amazing smart plugs. Using your home or office’s Wi-Fi signal, these smart plugs can power almost any item and turn them on and off at your convenience. If you are away for the weekend but want to set your lights to turn on so it looks like you are home, these plugs will help you have peace of mind while you are away. Some smart plugs even help keep energy bills down by allocating energy when the device is in use and saving energy when it is not. We have hand-selected three of the best smart plugs that let you effortless control your power and save money.

Best Energy-Saving Smart Plug

In order to keep your energy use down, the Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Plug HS110 has built-in energy monitoring by TP-Link that can help shut off appliances that are left on. It offers timers and a scheduling feature so you can turn on a bedroom light each day to help wake your kids up or it has an away mode that allows you to turn all your devices on to make it seem like you are home. The plugs can be voice-activated with a number of different smart speakers so you can control the outlets and plugs from anywhere. The free Kasa app allows you to monitor energy output for each device so you can know which is using up the most energy at a certain time.

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Best Space-Saving Smart Plug

If you want to minimize the outlets being used by smart plugs, the Meross WiFi Smart Plug Mini only takes up one outlet. This allows you to stack two on top of each other to power multiple devices all in one outlet. This pack comes with four plugs and does not require a hub. The Meross smart plugs are enhanced with sunrise and sunset dimmers so they will turn lights on and off based on when your local time’s sunrise and sunset is for that day. Voice-controlled and easy to use on the Meross free app, it makes for setting and scheduling lights and other devices simple.

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Easiest Smart Plug to Set Up

Some people are not as tech savvy as others. A great gift for someone looking for an easily accessible smart plug is the Teckin Mini Smart Outlet Wi-Fi Socket. Simply download the free SMART LIFE app and within a few short steps that include plugging it in, you’ll be able to control any device from your phone. Looking to schedule your coffee machine to start brewing each morning? Just a few clicks and it will be set up. It works with any Wi-Fi router and the range has been tested to extend away from areas that are not directly next to a router. Plus it does not include a hub for central usage.

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