10 Best Smart Plugs | April 2017

We spent 23 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top options for this wiki. Forget about walking over to your coffee machine to turn it on in the morning. Smart plugs are an ingenious way to gain wireless access to your everyday wired electronics. By placing one in-between a wall outlet and an external device, you can control lights, appliances, portable heaters, fans, and more remotely via your smartphone or tablet. Your life will never be the same. Skip to the best smart plug on Amazon.
10 Best Smart Plugs | April 2017
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If you have a SmartThings hub, the Samsung SmartThings Outlet will connect to it automatically to expand your home automation empire. This model easily integrates with Amazon Echo and can be voice-controlled on any device with Alexa.
  • compact elegant design
  • does not work without hub
  • hub not included
Brand Samsung SmartThings
Model F-CEN-APP-1
Weight 5.8 ounces
Rating 4.0 / 5.0
The Ankuoo Neo Pro helps you manage energy costs by providing real-time consumption information and weekly, monthly, and annual cost estimates. Unfortunately, it's only compatible with 2.4 GHz networks, so look elsewhere if your router is configured otherwise.
  • assign custom appliance icons
  • poor android compatibility
  • may block access to adjacent outlets
Brand Ankuoo
Model SW5101M
Weight 0.3 ounces
Rating 3.8 / 5.0
The Orvibo WiWo-S20 can support ten timing tasks, like automatically switching on the porch lights or turning on the fireplace at set hours. Access can be easily shared on up to 14 devices, but it does tend to lose internet connectivity on occasion.
  • great value for its price
  • not compatible with echo or alexa
  • app is hard to navigate
Brand orvibo
Model WiWo-S20
Weight 4.2 ounces
Rating 4.0 / 5.0
Get twice the power for half the price with the Hausbell W701. This handy pair of plugs function independently of one another but can be easily controlled at the same time via the UCSmart app. Or you can give one as a gift to a smart home skeptic and convert them forever.
  • indicator lights guide setup
  • may not be compatible with alexa
  • units must be set up separately
Brand Hausbell
Model pending
Weight 9.6 ounces
Rating 3.8 / 5.0
For a double-duty device that allows wireless control of an outlet while extending the range of your Wi-Fi network, look no further than the TrendNet Home Smart Switch. Once configured, your outlet can be controlled from anywhere in the world via an iOS or Android app.
  • outperforms more expensive extenders
  • somewhat difficult to set up
  • cuts power when connection is lost
Brand TRENDnet
Model THA-103AC
Weight 15.2 ounces
Rating 4.0 / 5.0
The WeMo Insight works with any smartphone or tablet running Android 4.1 and higher or iOS 8 and higher. It has a small light to indicate that it's working, and after a power interruption it automatically reconnects to your WiFi network.
  • won't cover other outlets
  • responds to commands quickly
  • takes a while to program
Brand WeMo
Model F7C071
Weight 8 ounces
Rating 3.9 / 5.0
The voice-controllable iDevices Switch is compatible with Siri and Alexa, so you can feel like you're in the future when piping hot coffee or a slow-cooked meal appear at your command. Just make sure you're not a sleep-talker, or you may wake up to some unexpected results.
  • features a customizable led strip
  • can be controlled by multiple users
  • instructions are difficult to follow
Brand iDevices
Model IDEV0001ANP5
Weight 5.6 ounces
Rating 4.7 / 5.0
Compatible with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, Nest, Wink, and Samsung SmartThings, the iHome iSP8 is a truly universal solution that even includes a handheld radio frequency remote for smartphone-free operation. A compact design allows two to be stacked in a single outlet.
  • voice-command compatible
  • monitors power consumption
  • supports appliances up to 1800 watts
Brand SDI Technologies INC
Model iSP8WW4TC
Weight 5.6 ounces
Rating 4.8 / 5.0
At just 3.2 ounces, the Securifi Peanut is perfect for tossing in your laptop bag or briefcase to remotely control several homes or offices on-the-go, and will stay paired with multiple routers. It also has a built-in monitor that helps you identify energy-hogging devices.
  • controllable via any web browser
  • compatible with a smartthings hub
  • designed for use with almond routers
Brand Securifi
Weight 3.2 ounces
Rating 4.7 / 5.0

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Last updated on April 21 2017 by Ezra Glenn

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