In a perfect world, every item in your home would be smart so you could control every lamp, fan or small appliance from anywhere. Of course, buying all-new smart appliances would run up an expensive bill, but there’s a shortcut: a smart plug can turn any appliance that plugs into a wall socket into a smart device. And today you can get the popular TP-Link Kasa smart plug for a low of $21 on AmazonRemove non-product link, down from a list price of $30, and the lowest price we’ve ever seen.
This smart plug has two outlets facing opposite directions, so you can plug in two appliances at the same time. Once plugged in, you’ll be able to control devices individually or together from anywhere with the help of the Kasa mobile app, and no centralized hub is necessary. You’ll be able to set schedules, turn appliances off and on, and even set an away mode to randomize on/off schedules for lighting.
And for even more control, you can add voice control with Alexa, Google Assistant, Cortana, or other smart assistants using voice-enabled devices like Amazon Echo or Google Home. This smart plug averages 4.3 stars out of 5 across more than 16,000 user reviews on Amazon.
[ Today’s deal: TP-Link Kasa smart plug for a low of $21 on AmazonRemove non-product link. ]