UNIVERSAL SMART PLUG-IN APPLIANCE SOCKETS
~ What ~
This set includes 4 small white electrical plug-ins that allow a person to control appliances via a wifi smartphone without needing a hub. After downloading the Smart Life app to a smartphone, the 2-inches round by a ½ -inch deep (without the 3 prongs) units can be controlled at a distance using the phone or by the Amazon Echo’s voice command. Arriving in a box, the plug-ins come with instructions and a QSR code to download.
~ Why ~
I already have several of these units and absolutely love them as I use them with Alexa and my smartphone. Since I already have Smart Life on my smartphone, they were easy to add to the app. I like that it can be set on a timer or used with voice command too. I also appreciate that I can tell Alexa to turn a light or electronic appliance on or off any time of day.
~ Why Not ~
Those who do not like having more apps on their smartphone or already use individual non-smart timer plug-ins may not be interested in this unit. Others may not own an Echo to have the unit go off or on verbally, but it can be used only as a timer with your phone. Since my router is Xfinity which includes 2.4gHz and 5gHz, I had to make sure I changed the wifi router settings to a different channel for the 5gHz so the app would search for the 2.4gHz first.
~ Wish ~
I wish the adaptors were available in other colors to match a room’s décor or plug-in faceplates.
~ Want ~
If you are looking for an inexpensive way to control a light or appliance while not at home or automatically, this set of 4 handy plug-ins works great with a smartphone app or Amazon’s Alexa and Google Home.
Thanks to WeniChen for this discounted product that I am under no obligation to review.
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