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I’ve posted deals on these before. These are excellent smart plugs, packed with features and paired with an excellent app.

They are also compatible with the Echo product line and Google Home (no HomeKit compatibility).

There are loads of smart plug options on the market, but IMO these are the best for the price. I’ve got 3 at home myself and rate them highly!
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  • Compatibility - Works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant for Voice Control and IFTTT;
  • No Hub Required - Works with any Wi-Fi router without the need for a separate hub or paid subscription service;
  • Remote Access - Control devices connected to the Smart Plug wherever you use the free Kasa app on your smartphone (Android 4.1 or higher/iOS 8 or higher);
  • Scheduling - Schedule the smart plug to automatically power electronics on and off as needed;
  • Away Mode - Turns your devices on and off at different times to give the appearance that someone is home.

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I've got one of these, an amazon plug, sonoff and a few cheapo jobs (some of which were on sale on Amazon for 3 for a tenner.)

Once set up, they all act exactly the same. Can't see any benefit in buying a branded plug over a cheap alternative.

That said, I've been meaning to pick up an Ikea Tradfri plug for £10, as apparently these can now be controlled in the Hue app and can be incorporated into routines and controlled with the Hue switch etc.

Haven't voted either way.
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I've got one of these, an amazon plug, sonoff and a few cheapo jobs (some of which were on sale on Amazon for 3 for a tenner.)

Once set up, they all act exactly the same. Can't see any benefit in buying a branded plug over a cheap alternative.

That said, I've been meaning to pick up an Ikea Tradfri plug for £10, as apparently these can now be controlled in the Hue app and can be incorporated into routines and controlled with the Hue switch etc.

Haven't voted either way.
somaKing05/07/2019 09:22

I've got one of these, an amazon plug, sonoff and a few cheapo jobs (some …I've got one of these, an amazon plug, sonoff and a few cheapo jobs (some of which were on sale on Amazon for 3 for a tenner.) Once set up, they all act exactly the same. Can't see any benefit in buying a branded plug over a cheap alternative.That said, I've been meaning to pick up an Ikea Tradfri plug for £10, as apparently these can now be controlled in the Hue app and can be incorporated into routines and controlled with the Hue switch etc. Haven't voted either way.


I guess one of the benefits for me is the warranty. Plus the Amazon plug is only compatible with an Echo, whereas the TP-Link plugs don’t require a smart device and can be controlled directly from the app, including scheduling times to switch them on and off at the click of a button.

Can’t comment on the Sonoff or cheapo jobs.
alexmtmorgan05/07/2019 09:28

I guess one of the benefits for me is the warranty. Plus the Amazon plug …I guess one of the benefits for me is the warranty. Plus the Amazon plug is only compatible with an Echo, whereas the TP-Link plugs don’t require a smart device and can be controlled directly from the app, including scheduling times to switch them on and off at the click of a button.Can’t comment on the Sonoff or cheapo jobs.


Yep. Wouldn't recommend the Amazon plug for that reason, but other than that all the plugs act the same. Main benefit of the cheapo plugs is that they also have energy monitoring....which I never check anyway.
Edited by: "somaKing" 5th Jul
The TP link ones actually work, the cheapo ones I had were total garbage and lost signal all the time.
I got a triple pack of these a while back and all working great. Have some heat!
Hot Deal, easy to use I have 3 so far
phead05/07/2019 10:04

The TP link ones actually work, the cheapo ones I had were total garbage …The TP link ones actually work, the cheapo ones I had were total garbage and lost signal all the time.


Yes i even tried wemo ones before the tp-link ones, the wemo were garbage, kept dropping wifi, tp-link were perfect and never had a single problem , im now on sonoff flashed with esp using on samsung smartthings.
These can also be integrated into Smartthings and WebCore if you want to actually do any complex routines. Not the same for all of the cheapos
Great plugs. 🔥
I've used many of these TPLink ones, and few others. The TP links have never failed in over two years of service, totally reliable. For a relatively small price gap, I'll happily buy some more.
Even if the wife will ask 'why more?'...
Very solid plug, running 6 here and no complaints. A fair price, Hot
I have 5 of these and they work with no hicups. Cant fault them! Only thing i dont like is how big and fat they are.
I'm on the search for some smaller smart plugs
Hmm. Genuinely surprised by the comments about WiFi drops. Perhaps I'm just lucky, but I don't think I've ever had any devices ever lose connection on my 2.4ghz channel, apart from when the Internet has gone down.

My 5ghz channel gets a bit wonky further away from the router and can't be used in the back garden, but the 2.4ghz is usually around -40dBm in the house. Just presumed everyone else's experience was the same.
maxamus00705/07/2019 11:31

I have 5 of these and they work with no hicups. Cant fault them! Only …I have 5 of these and they work with no hicups. Cant fault them! Only thing i dont like is how big and fat they are.I'm on the search for some smaller smart plugs


Probably smaller ones out there, but this is the smallest one I have. £8.49 on Amazon, prob cheaper on Aliexpress. I've never had any issues with it, but it sounds like I may just be lucky with a fairly solid WiFi signal.

Has energy monitoring. Also uses the Smart Life app, which you can use to create routines based on almost anything.. including the weather. But I use the Alexa app to manage routines for all my non-Hue stuff, so I don't use any of that.

If I remember correctly, it did take a while to arrive.
good price. I've got one and it works flawlessly
Good deal!

I bought three of these a while back and use 2 of them for turning on fake TV's upstairs. From the outside, it looks like someone is in watching TV. The other is switching lights on/off. My only issue is the away mode (which you run on the Kasa App installed on your phone) which refuses to accept a start and end time on different days. I want them to come on at 10pm and run randomly between 22:00 and 04:00 - but the app wants the start time to be earlier then the end time on the same day. You also can't set them to come on at sunset and end at sunrise, only the other way around. For night time security this is annoying.

Apart from that, I love the plugs!
I have several of these and they have been good until recently. If my router reboots for whatever reason random switches fail to reconnect to the WiFi. This has only become a problem after I have added extra switches. It's as though the more switches that are added the more unreliable they become. It's quite annoying when I lose control of the switches when I'm on holiday etc. Good price though so voted hot.
Edited by: "Zaxxan" 5th Jul
Better to use them with a raspberry pi and home assistant - works very well. No need to use kaza app.
Edited by: "stepea" 5th Jul
Can these be used with Smart Life App? Thanks for any advice.
willubby05/07/2019 19:13

Can these be used with Smart Life App? Thanks for any advice.


Nope
I've got a few of these. Work great
somaKing05/07/2019 11:44

Probably smaller ones out there, but this is the smallest one I have. …Probably smaller ones out there, but this is the smallest one I have. £8.49 on Amazon, prob cheaper on Aliexpress. I've never had any issues with it, but it sounds like I may just be lucky with a fairly solid WiFi signal. Has energy monitoring. Also uses the Smart Life app, which you can use to create routines based on almost anything.. including the weather. But I use the Alexa app to manage routines for all my non-Hue stuff, so I don't use any of that. If I remember correctly, it did take a while to arrive.


I know that one is cheap and small but do people really trust electrical items in their houses that are unbranded and who knows what checks on quality have been made. I know we have the CE mark but anyone can print that on a product., The only seller of that plug is
  • Business Name:Shanghailongxifuzhuangyouxiangongsi
  • Business Type:Ltd.
  • Trade Register Number:91310113MA1GLKJL5W
  • Business Address:
    • baoshanqu
    • jipulu545-551hao1305shi
    • Shanghaishi
    • Shanghaishi
    • 200439
    • CN
The business name looks like they dropped one of their plugs on their keyboard and this is what was typed.
Els1e05/07/2019 12:35

Good deal!I bought three of these a while back and use 2 of them for …Good deal!I bought three of these a while back and use 2 of them for turning on fake TV's upstairs. From the outside, it looks like someone is in watching TV. The other is switching lights on/off. My only issue is the away mode (which you run on the Kasa App installed on your phone) which refuses to accept a start and end time on different days. I want them to come on at 10pm and run randomly between 22:00 and 04:00 - but the app wants the start time to be earlier then the end time on the same day. You also can't set them to come on at sunset and end at sunrise, only the other way around. For night time security this is annoying. Apart from that, I love the plugs!


Easy way round those issues is use Google Assistant. You can schedule anything and everything from there so cut out the middle man of the Kasa app.
Zaxxan05/07/2019 16:54

I have several of these and they have been good until recently. If my …I have several of these and they have been good until recently. If my router reboots for whatever reason random switches fail to reconnect to the WiFi. This has only become a problem after I have added extra switches. It's as though the more switches that are added the more unreliable they become. It's quite annoying when I lose control of the switches when I'm on holiday etc. Good price though so voted hot.


Perhaps could be something to do with the router allocating IP addresses to each device. Try logging into your router admin page and assigning each of the plugs a fixed internal IP address. That way when the router reboots it doesn't have to go through that process each time. You might find they then reliably reconnect to your wifi.
Jimmyboy09/07/2019 10:29

I know that one is cheap and small but do people really trust electrical …I know that one is cheap and small but do people really trust electrical items in their houses that are unbranded and who knows what checks on quality have been made. I know we have the CE mark but anyone can print that on a product., The only seller of that plug isBusiness Name:ShanghailongxifuzhuangyouxiangongsiBusiness Type:Ltd.Trade Register Number:91310113MA1GLKJL5WBusiness Address:baoshanqujipulu545-551hao1305shiShanghaishiShanghaishi200439CNThe business name looks like they dropped one of their plugs on their keyboard and this is what was typed.



I trust it more than my whirlpool tumble dryer... even though that is branded
somaKing09/07/2019 11:00

I trust it more than my whirlpool tumble dryer... even though that is …I trust it more than my whirlpool tumble dryer... even though that is branded


Ha good point!
My concern though is these would be powered 24/7.
Edited by: "Jimmyboy" 9th Jul
These are great plugs. Have got about 6 of them dotted around the home. Very reliable and work with Alexa or Google home or their own app.
Jimmyboy09/07/2019 10:34

Perhaps could be something to do with the router allocating IP addresses …Perhaps could be something to do with the router allocating IP addresses to each device. Try logging into your router admin page and assigning each of the plugs a fixed internal IP address. That way when the router reboots it doesn't have to go through that process each time. You might find they then reliably reconnect to your wifi.


Good idea. I will give that a try.
I’ve dabbled with home automation and have hue lighting, which is great when you are away, but have still not personally found a reason to have smart plugs. Not saying they are useless, just personally have nothing I want to plug in and make “smart”. I find a lot of home automation is done because it is cool and not because it is particularly useful. If I want to turn a device on I will get up and switch it on.
andrewp09/07/2019 11:55

I’ve dabbled with home automation and have hue lighting, which is great w …I’ve dabbled with home automation and have hue lighting, which is great when you are away, but have still not personally found a reason to have smart plugs. Not saying they are useless, just personally have nothing I want to plug in and make “smart”. I find a lot of home automation is done because it is cool and not because it is particularly useful. If I want to turn a device on I will get up and switch it on.


I know what you mean but I have found a couple of very helpful uses personally. Last Christmas I put our Christmas tree in the conservatory. Using the smart plug it saved me having to go out there each day and turn the Christmas lights on and off. Not a massive deal but saved letting all the cold air in. Last night I had a fan on in our bedroom and currently have a young baby still in our room. The built in timer on the fan is a ticking clockwork one which makes a loud knock when the timer turns the fan off. Using the smart plug I could do this silently.

These are fairly specific uses but work well for me.
Jimmyboy09/07/2019 10:29

I know that one is cheap and small but do people really trust electrical …I know that one is cheap and small but do people really trust electrical items in their houses that are unbranded and who knows what checks on quality have been made. I know we have the CE mark but anyone can print that on a product., The only seller of that plug isBusiness Name:ShanghailongxifuzhuangyouxiangongsiBusiness Type:Ltd.Trade Register Number:91310113MA1GLKJL5WBusiness Address:baoshanqujipulu545-551hao1305shiShanghaishiShanghaishi200439CNThe business name looks like they dropped one of their plugs on their keyboard and this is what was typed.


Or, it could just look like Romanisation of Chinese since westerners can't usually read hanzi
My personal opinion is you cannot go wrong with the Sonoff plugs for price and versatility.
giving off some heat for you, bud, this is a great deal
I have 5 of these that I've picked up at around £13- £15 each thru a couple of different deals. They're excellent. Have lamps controlled by them via the app or Alexa. Now do I need more? Heat added, good deal.
Love my smart home stuff and have heavily invested in Hue, but for my smart plugs it's Meross all the way. Perfect Google Home & IFTTT integration, cheaper than these, plus you can get ones with energy monitoring. £34.19 for a four pack of energy monitoring ones on Amazon with a voucher atm. Cannot see any reason to get TP Link over these.

No chinglish manuals or naff set up process. Just smart plugs at a good price and working as they should with a 30 second setup time.

Meross Smart Plug WiFi Works with Amazon Alexa Google Home and IFTTT with Energy Monitor 13A Safety Guarantee (4 Pack) amazon.co.uk/dp/…EYP
andrewp09/07/2019 11:55

I’ve dabbled with home automation and have hue lighting, which is great w …I’ve dabbled with home automation and have hue lighting, which is great when you are away, but have still not personally found a reason to have smart plugs. Not saying they are useless, just personally have nothing I want to plug in and make “smart”. I find a lot of home automation is done because it is cool and not because it is particularly useful. If I want to turn a device on I will get up and switch it on.


I use a few of them... got a fan on top of a wardrobe that I don't have to get out of bed to turn on/off; string lights on an (EU) Osram plug that links with Hue, so they can be controlled in routines and with the switch; a plug attached to an extension block to turn on my TV, virgin box etc by voice + some on my daughters room to deactivate some lights and their echo at bedtime.

Tbf, I could do all of these things manually, but where's the fun in that

I've been waiting for Amazon to incorporate location based routines in order to turn the TV (by smart plug) and xbox on automatically when I get home.
Jimmyboy09/07/2019 11:04

Ha good point! My concern though is these would be powered 24/7.


Yeah, I understand. Always a balance between risk and reward and I'd certainly not try to argue any electrical item is safer than any another. I don't know why these don't bother me as I avoid cheapo phone chargers like the plague.

Peace of mind is probably worth an extra fiver if you have concerns.
somaKing09/07/2019 13:43

I use a few of them... got a fan on top of a wardrobe that I don't have to …I use a few of them... got a fan on top of a wardrobe that I don't have to get out of bed to turn on/off; string lights on an (EU) Osram plug that links with Hue, so they can be controlled in routines and with the switch; a plug attached to an extension block to turn on my TV, virgin box etc by voice + some on my daughters room to deactivate some lights and their echo at bedtime.Tbf, I could do all of these things manually, but where's the fun in that I've been waiting for Amazon to incorporate location based routines in order to turn the TV (by smart plug) and xbox on automatically when I get home.


I'm pretty certain you can do location based routines using Google Assistant. You could either use Google Home or just your phone.
Alternatively you might be able to get round to it using IFTTT, your phone and Alexa.
£8 Sonoff S26 does the same for less, works with Alexa & Google Home & has an app for scheduling if you do not have a smart assistant. I have a couple S26s. Reflashed one with Tasmota. Rock solid for integrating with Node Red or your favourite mqtt HA solution.
Is there a UK Smart Plug that works with Apple Homekit? Thanks
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