WiFi smart plug, good app, works with Alexa, £15.49 Prime or £19.48 non prime Sold by Wasserstein Appliances and Fulfilled by Amazon
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WiFi smart plug, good app, works with Alexa, £15.49 Prime or £19.48 non prime Sold by Wasserstein Appliances and Fulfilled by Amazon

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Found 9th Jul 2017
This basically does exactly what the £25 TP Link one does. Surprised that this has a good little app, easy to set up, and works with Alexa. I've tried with my £25 fire tablet and the fire tv remote, all good. Great for the fan for the summer!

I'll pay £25 for a TP Link one, or any other brand, when it works with Alexa, Siri, and Harmony. Until then, this £15 version is fine.
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Already got 6 TP Link plugs when they were £16:49 at Argos so these do exactly the same but £1 cheaper so heat from me.
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InTheKnow444

Already got 6 TP Link plugs when they were £16:49 at Argos so these do … Already got 6 TP Link plugs when they were £16:49 at Argos so these do exactly the same but £1 cheaper so heat from me.



That was a few months ago right? They were £12.50 at Sainsbury's too but OOS everywhere and online. I think when these drop to £10, and work so HomeKit people will be all over them
Can't see anywhere if it mentions IFTTT capable?
It's always a good idea reading the 1 star comments on amazon. I think I will stay with my TP-Link ones thanks.I won't vote.
Why oh why can't they put the socket the right way up?
(Or is it just me that thinks this lack of attention to detail will cause it to catch fire and burn my house down?)
I have heard some good feedback about the smart switches / plugs and bulbs from these guys itead.cc/
stuart079708 m ago

Why oh why can't they put the socket the right way up?(Or is it just me …Why oh why can't they put the socket the right way up?(Or is it just me that thinks this lack of attention to detail will cause it to catch fire and burn my house down?)


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It allows you to turn it on an off easily using the switch on the plug socket.
It is this attention to detail that will help to prevent your house from burning down
jonnithomas

It's always a good idea reading the 1 star comments on amazon. I think I … It's always a good idea reading the 1 star comments on amazon. I think I will stay with my TP-Link ones thanks.I won't vote.



What all 2 of them?! I agree with your general reasoning but you have to have a tolerance and I would say 2/47 bad reviews makes this a pretty safe bet.
Edited by: "g8spur" 9th Jul 2017
There's a promotion on to get £2 off when you buy two of them. I've also selected 'no rush delivery' and got £5 off next prime order.
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Hmmm yeah IFTTT would be a good I guess, but can't think what I'd use it for. The timer on these is good too because it's one way, and you can set multiple. I mean, rather than say 'turn on at 10pm, off at 2am' for the fan in my bedroom, I just set 'off at 2am', meaning I can independently choose which nights the fan is on, knowing that it will be off at 2am regardless. My previous electric timer doesn't do this, I need to set an on time.

There's also a timer too, as in on for 2 hours. And the Alexa integration is pretty good, i don't have to say 'tell stupid app name to turn the fan off', it's just 'turn the fan off'.
g8spur

What all 2 of them?! I agree with your general reasoning but you have to … What all 2 of them?! I agree with your general reasoning but you have to have a tolerance and I would say 2/47 bad reviews makes this a pretty safe bet.




as I use Alexa and one review says...

Would not connect or install. I tried both modes. Very fiddly. I think the software is the problem. The app gets terrible reviews in Alexa, so I'm surprised the reviews here are so positive.

for me thats a reason.
jonnithomas

as I use Alexa and one review says...Would not connect or install. I … as I use Alexa and one review says...Would not connect or install. I tried both modes. Very fiddly. I think the software is the problem. The app gets terrible reviews in Alexa, so I'm surprised the reviews here are so positive.for me thats a reason.



1 user though. Why do you value that 1 user above the countless others? I could find you a bad review for every product on the planet.

Edit: the bad reviews on Alexa are all around the same date, more recent ones are more favourable so there is a good chance they have fixed an issue?
Edited by: "g8spur" 9th Jul 2017
g8spur

1 user though. Why do you value that 1 user above the countless others? I … 1 user though. Why do you value that 1 user above the countless others? I could find you a bad review for every product on the planet.




have u read the 'terrible reviews in Alexa ?'

so for £4 more I buy TP-link. btw u dont know the countless others use alexa

Edited by: "jonnithomas" 9th Jul 2017
jonnithomas

have u read the 'terrible reviews in Alexa ?'



See edit above.
g8spur

See edit above.





point taken. it may have been fixed. no evidence it has.
banggood.com/SON…rch
or a Sonoff wifi plug from Banggood for a tenner, also works with Alexa.
g8spur

What all 2 of them?! I agree with your general reasoning but you have to … What all 2 of them?! I agree with your general reasoning but you have to have a tolerance and I would say 2/47 bad reviews makes this a pretty safe bet.



+1. If you read his other reviews he even slates books!
Promotion Message: Buy 2 to get £2 off.

Save £2.00 when you purchase 2 or more Qualifying items offered by Wasserstein Appliances.
Can you operate these over 4G or only through wifi?
Do these work with Google home?
Watch this guys

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Have both sockets and the devices that fit into boxes..




Edited by: "Robski1" 9th Jul 2017
mcek

https://www.banggood.com/SONOFF-S20-10A-2200W-Wifi-Wireless-Remote-Control-Socket-Smart-Timer-Plug-Smart-Home-Power-Socket-p-1142285.html?rmmds=searchor a Sonoff wifi plug from Banggood for a tenner, also works with Alexa.


Link is to an American site which does not appear to sell UK 3pin versions. Great if you are in the US or Europe, not so hot here.
LibDemFoP

Link is to an American site which does not appear to sell UK 3pin … Link is to an American site which does not appear to sell UK 3pin versions. Great if you are in the US or Europe, not so hot here.


Well, when I look, it's not an american site, it's HongKong I believe, and they list US, UK, EU, AU plugs, you have to click the correct one. Yes, it's from a China warehouse. And Banggood deals have been posted here many times.
mcek22 h, 52 m ago

https://www.banggood.com/SONOFF-S20-10A-2200W-Wifi-Wireless-Remote-Control-Socket-Smart-Timer-Plug-Smart-Home-Power-Socket-p-1142285.html?rmmds=searchor a Sonoff wifi plug from Banggood for a tenner, also works with Alexa.


Thanks for that - never came across Sonoff before but I also see that they're available on Amazon too. Lots of other Alexa/IFTTT compatible items too.

jonnithomas9th Jul

have u read the 'terrible reviews in Alexa ?'so for £4 more I buy TP-link. …have u read the 'terrible reviews in Alexa ?'so for £4 more I buy TP-link. btw u dont know the countless others use alexa





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I already have a TP link but needed more wifi plug sockets.
I bought 2 Wasserstein plugs after seeing this post on hotukdeals a few days ago

The Wasserstein ones work well with the iphone app and also work well with alexa.

Very easy to set up using the app


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They wasserstein have the advantage of being less bulky and they allow access to the plug switch.

If you are planning to put the socket in a tight space, the wasserstein is slimmer but the lower edge of the unit hangs down (TP link hangs up - this may be a deal breaker for some people)

The big bonus for me is that they have a usb socket on the side, so I can power my alexa dot from it.
I use two plugs for my two lounge lamps
"alexa lounge on" will now turn on and off the lamps.
(alexa lets you create groups so that you can turn on and off multiple sockets at once)

The apps for wasserstein and tplink are both easy to setup and use
Both allow you to turn the plug on and off via your smart phone
both allow you to set up timers on the plug sockets.
The TPlink has an "away mode" so if you are on holiday, you can click this and it will disable the timers. (Wasserstein does not have this feature but personally, I will be using it for lights and will be wanting lights to turn on at night while I am on holiday as a security measure)


Very happy with the wasserstein and would highly recommend.

TP link is on offer on Amazon Prime day but you can only buy one socket at the discount price. (£16.19)
Edited by: "Helpful567" 11th Jul 2017
£20 now but buy 2 save £2 stands
£14.99 now, £25.99 for two.
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