Updated December 07, 2019 by Will Rhoda

The 10 Best Outdoor Remote Control Outlets

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This wiki has been updated 17 times since it was first published in December of 2017. When it's cold or raining outside, the last thing you want to do is go out to turn off your outdoor appliances. Whether you're using them for holiday decorations, patio lights, or security systems, these remote control outlets are the perfect solution. Once you set yourself up with one of our selections, you'll never have to get off the couch to flip a switch or plug something in again. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best outdoor remote control outlet on Amazon.

10. Dewenwils Waterproof

9. Master Electrician Heavy Duty

8. Zesen Dual

7. Woods 32555WD

6. Dewenwils Smart Plug

5. Koolertron Wireless

4. EcoPlugs Digital

3. Fosmon Weatherproof

2. Dewenwils Power Strip Stake

1. Vavofo Smart Socket VAV-1027-PL

Editor's Notes

November 28, 2019:

This round of updates, we eliminated the Oittm Wi-Fi, due to availability issues, and replaced it with the Vavofo Smart Socket VAV-1027-PL, an alternative option with app functionality. We also added the Dewenwils Power Strip Stake, which (as its name might suggest) is a stake-mounted that can be connected to an extension cord and driven into your lawn, providing your backyard with six outlets – ample for most situations.

A few things to think about while perusing these offerings:

Timer Options: Some options can be quite limiting in this respect. The Woods 32555WD, for example, essentially offers toggle functionality without any means of timing. This might be fine for some people’s purposes, but others will prefer options like the Dewenwils Power Strip Stake, which offers dusk-to-dawn timing and several countdown-from-dusk options. If you need any more control then that, well, that brings me to my next point…

App Functionality: Offerings like the Koolertron Wireless and Vavofo Smart Socket VAV-1027-PL can integrate seamlessly with popular smart home systems and offer you an unprecedented level of control via smartphone applications that are available free to download. If you’re reasonably tech savvy and looking for the most utility possible, this is the way to go.

Remote Range: If you aren’t going to opt for an option with app functionality, at least make sure that you’re selecting an option with sufficient remote-control range. A hundred feet within line of sight seems to be a reasonable ask for this category, and one that several of our selections live up to, including the Dewenwils Power Strip Stake and the Fosmon Weatherproof.

Will Rhoda
Last updated on December 07, 2019 by Will Rhoda

After deciding that the pen was mightier than the pliers, Canadian electrical contractor William Rhoda abandoned his career and headed back to college, where he majored in marketing and advertising and won a scholarship along the way to earning a diploma in creative communications. His past career landed him a depth of knowledge in tools and hardware, while his current career schooled him in audio, video and camera equipment. During his leisure time, he’s learned lots about outdoor gear, and years of tiresome backyard maintenance have taught him all about pools and hot tubs. His recreational pursuits include rest, relaxation and revolutionary action, and his roommate’s a hairless cat.

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