If you have decided to use a smart home for your newly built home, then getting a smart plug for it is a very smart move. With technological advancements, there are different types of smart plugs available, such as WIFI smart plug, smart plug dual-band WIFI, mini plugs, and some more that lead to confusion. Evvr HomeKit In-Wall Smart Relay Switch is an easy choice as it is compatible with both old homes and new homes, and it is compatible with all the Apple devices. We will discuss all smart wifi plugs so you will get a better idea of other options as well.
Before proceeding further, we should see what a wifi smart plug really is and what it can do. It is the time of wireless devices, as wired devices pose a distraction. The Smart Plug gives you the option to automate your electronic equipment so that you can operate everything with your smart devices. You have to plug your appliance into a wifi smart plug, and that smart wifi plug will be connected to your device.
Smart WIFI plugs can also help in conserving energy. You can switch off your electrical appliances even when you are not present at home, so that way, you will be saving on your energy costs, which was not possible previously. Some of the WIFI smart plugs often come with a scheduling feature, so if you want to switch off lights after some time or any other electric equipment, such as an air conditioner, after some time, it can do that as well. The WIFI smart plug is safe to use and provides safety as well because when plugged into items like clothes irons or hair curlers, you can quickly switch them off.
Many companies are offering WIFI plugs, even with smart plugs that have dual-band WIFI. Let's have a look at some of the products of various brands and what they have to offer.
There are many options for WIFI smart plugs, so we will list down some that we found to be the most efficient and compatible. The recommendations for smart WIFI plugs are based on testing with household electronic devices.
TP Link Kasa Mini Smart Plug
The easy-to-connect WIFI smart plug is affordable and very easy to install. Kasa smart WIFI plug with energy monitoring by TP-link as it has an away mode which will switch off the socket anytime when not in use. This is an added feature, and if you don't need it, you can pay less and get the other model. For its connectivity, you don't need a separate hub, and the KASA app for this smart WIFI plug is compatible with both Alexa and Google Home. Whether you have IOS or Android, this would work without any trouble.
Wyze Plug Outdoor
This is another affordable WIFI smart plug that also offers voice control support. It is quite an energy efficient and has independent dual outlet control. Wyze Plug Outdoor is a weatherproof dual outlet smart plug that is compatible with Google Home and Amazon Alexa but not with Apple HomeKit.
Amazon Smart Plug
The Amazon Smart Plug is an automatic choice because it comes already pre-supported with Amazon Alexa. Though this WIFI smart plug is compatible with both IOS and Android, some users have said that the Amazon Smart Plug can't find wifi. There is the option to set routines on Amazon Smart Plug WIFI.
EVE Energy Smart Plug
This WIFI smart plug has an added feature where it tells you how much energy each appliance is using. If you are an Apple user, you can take advantage more as it will show you quite a detailed report of the energy consumption of electronic equipment that is connected to it. The downside is that if you have an Android device, then you cannot use the EVE Energy Smart Plug because it only comes with IOS with Siri support, Apple TV, and Homepod Mini
Phillips Hue Smart Plug
Phillips is a renowned brand in the electronic world, and if you are already using a Phillips Hue Bulb, you can use that for smart lighting too. The Phillips Hue Smart Plug is a bit pricier as compared to the others mentioned here, and its connectivity is not as simple as the others. You will need a separate hue bridge to get connected. The Phillips Hue Smart WIFI Plug is compatible with all the leading voice assistants, i.e., Google Assistant, Siri, and Amazon Alexa. The Phillips Hue app is available on both iOS and Android.
Wemo WIFI Smart Plug
The Wemo WIFI Smart Plug is the most affordable option for those people who want to use this smart WIFI plug with Apple HomeKit. The size of the Wemo WIFI Smart Plug is compact, which makes it an easy fit into your house sockets. It can be connected with Meross, but there is a limitation as you will need an Apple TV (4K, to be exact) or a Homepod Mini for this to be compatible with your Apple HomeKit. Only consider this option if you have these options because if you are planning it with Alexa or Google Home, then it would just be a compact showpiece in your house.
These are some of the options that we have tested and have provided satisfactory results. Though there are other options also available which are also working well, you can have a look at those as well. The Evvr In-wall Relay Switch will be required with your Smart WIFI Plugs because it does not require a neutral wire, saving you money. It supports all the switches and is compact in size, so it makes your work convenient.
Q: What is the purpose of a WI-FI Smart Plug?
Ans: If you are planning to go for Smart Home Devices, then WIFI Smart Plug is the cheapest way to go for it. It can control all the appliances at your home with your smartphone and voice commands.
Q: If there is no WIFI available, will the smart WIFI plug work?
Ans: It depends on what Smart wifi Plug you have got. Some of them will still be able to work if you don't have active wifi but may restrict some features, such as voice command. You can check the features before making the purchase.
Q: Is there a range from where I can get a Smart WIFI Plug?
Ans: No, there is no limit because if you are connected, you can use this from your phone from anywhere.
Q: How do smart plugs' WIFI save energy?
Ans: When the power is off, it will not consume any energy. You can control your home appliances from anywhere, so you can switch off those appliances that you forgot to switch off after leaving your home, thus saving energy.
Q: Can you set timers on WIFI smart plug?
Ans: Yes, many companies are giving the option to set timers for the appliances that you want off after the assigned time.
Q: What appliances can be connected to smart plug WIFI?
Ans: You can control almost all of your electrical appliances, such as air conditioners, lamps, fans, coffee machines, clothes irons, and a lot more.
Smart Home Kits are becoming a common thing, and if you want to stay up to date, then the Smart WIFI plug is the most economical way to go. There are many options available for WIFI smart plugs as different companies are offering them, some with more features than others. We have listed some of the options that you may find useful.
Evvr in-wall relay switches. The smart relay switch works perfectly with HomeKit, Z-wave, and Zigbee. It is very useful to create the most eco-friendly electronic system possible. It is easy to use and can work with both old and new homes without any trouble. With Apple HomeKit compatibility, you can control your appliances from all your Apple smart products. No neutral wire is required for installation, and it supports all wall switches, i.e., toggle switches, momentary push buttons, and remote buttons. It's compact in size so that a pair can fit into smart switches.
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