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Alexa Can Now Turn Ordinary Appliances Into Smart Home Devices With This Wi-Fi Plug

19 February 2017, 9:40 pm EST By Maricris Francisco Tech Times
Make your home smarter with a smart plug. The TP-Link Smart Plug Mini is a small compact device that allows you to remotely control the devices plugged into it.   ( TP-Link )

Some people have the misconception that they need to buy smart appliances to replace the existing ones in their homes to make it "smart," but with the help of a smart plug such as the TP-Link Smart Plug Mini, an ordinary appliance can become a smart home device.

Plugging the TP-Link Smart Plug into a standard wall outlet allows you to turn things on and off, but once you connect this plug into a smart home platform, it becomes a very versatile device. This smart plug is great for automating everyday devices, giving you full control over your plugged-in electronics remotely.

The TP-Link Smart Plug Mini Benefits

Use the smart plug in conjunction with the TP-Link Kasa app from an iOS or Android phone, and you'll be able to do many things. Downloading the Kasa app from your phone will give you remote control so you can turn electronics on and off from one location. With the help of Alexa, you will be able to control the devices connected to the smart plug using your own voice.

The device is so tiny and compact, it won't block the other sockets nearby. Its space-saving design offers more discretion and blends in with the rest of your furniture. The smart plug also allows you to create schedules, timers, and countdowns to power on and off your devices, so you can set them to work around your daily needs. You can schedule your lights and thermostat to turn on and off at certain times of the day so you can monitor your energy usage, lessen energy consumption, and save up on energy bills.

The TP-Link Smart Plug Mini's 'Away Mode'

For an extra layer of protection and peace of mind, you can activate the "Away Mode." The smart plug will turn on and off the lights at different times of the day to give the appearance that somebody is at home when you're traveling or on a vacation. What sets this accessory apart from the other smart plugs in the market is that you can connect and manage devices from one location without the need for a smart hub.

If you want to make your home smarter, then smart plugs would be a great place to start. For only $39.99, the TP-Link Smart Plug Mini will allow you to control your devices via Wi-Fi, create schedules, and monitor your energy usage.

 

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