If you’ve been enjoying your time with Alexa (having her write your shopping lists, play your favorite tunes, tell you jokes and let you know how old Mr. T is), why not have her brew your coffee? Wi-Fi smart plugs will allow you to control your lights and other appliances from your smart phone or tablet, while most are compatible with Alexa. We can definitely get behind “Alexa! turn on the A/C.” Check out 7 Wi-Fi smart plugs below, including one that will randomly turn your lights on and off while you’re away. Guess again would be burglars! See, technology can be used for good.
1. Wemo Mini Smart Plug – Buy It Here For $30
Plug in a WeMo Mini Smart Plug, download the free app and control your lights and appliances from your smartphone or tablet. Only needs Wi-Fi. No hub or subscription required. Works with Amazon Alexa.
2. TP-Link Smart Plug – Buy It Here For $30
Remote Access: Control devices connected to the Smart Plug through internet access using the free Kasa app on your smartphone. (Compatible with Android 4.1 or higher and iOS8 or higher). No hub required. Works with Amazon Alexa
3. Samsung SmartThings Hub and Outlet Bundle – Buy It Here For $152
The SmartThings Hub lets you easily control, monitor, and secure your home from anywhere in the world wirelessly. Power up your coffee machines, crock-pots, A/C units and more using your smartphone. Works with Amazon Alexa.
4. URANT Wi-Fi Smart Plug – Buy It Here For $20
Just sync your Wi-Fi plug with your network and turn on/off home electronics from anywhere through 2g,3g, 4g or Wi-Fi. Scheduling: Supports setting tasks and can repeat daily on/off cycle. Control electronics using your iPhone or Android Smartphone using the free app.
5. Etekcity Mini Smart Plug Outlet – Buy It Here For $25
Control household appliances anywhere through Wi-Fi. The free VeSync app lets you program multiple smart outlets to your phone so you can control different devices throughout your home. Scheduling allows you to plan when you’d like your devices turned on, or off.
6. Klear Smart Plug – Buy It Here For $25
Control and schedule devices connected to the Smart Plug wherever you have Wi-Fi. Works with Amazon Alexa.
7. Wuudi Wifi Smart Plug – Buy It Here For $20
Plug in a Wuudi Mini Smart Plug, download the free app and control your lights and appliances from your smartphone or tablet. Control your devices globally with Wi-Fi access. Using “Away Mode,” The Mini Smart Plug will turn your lights on and off randomly to give the appearance that someone is home while you are away!