A few months ago, I bought this TP-Link Kasa smart plug 2-pack for $25.
Back in May, I posted about the deal pricing when it was discounted to $18 for the 2-pack.
Now, the same Kasa smart plug 2-pack is priced at $15. *Hold on a moment. Done, I just ordered a second pair.*
This is crazy-good pricing, not only compared to what I paid just 4 months ago in March, but compared to competing products, such as Amazon’s ($25 via Amazon).
Setup of my Kasa smart plugs were easy, the app is straightforward, and so far everything has been working quite well. *Knock on wood,* it has all been trouble-free.
As I mentioned, I just ordered two more, for use with shop lights and maybe also an air cleaning fan or dust vac. I’ve been careful to avoid exceeding the load rating, using mine for low-surge devices.
I connected surge protector power strips without issue, for controlling multiple lights and a heat lamp when I was starting my summer vegetable plants from seed, and also had no trouble fitting other plugs into the adjacent receptacles due to the compact design and rectangular shape.
This particular smart plug, the “Lite” model HS103, is designed for controlling “lamps, fans, and other smaller electronics.” It’s rated for powering any device under 12 amps.
There’s also the HS105, which is rated to 15 amps, and it’s quite a bit pricier.
You get scheduling via the smartphone app, as well as an “away mode,” and the smart plugs can also be controlled via voice control through optional Alexa, Google Assistant, or Microsoft Cortana hubs.
You can buy a 1-pack for $10, 2-pack for $15, or 3-pack for $25.
I put off on buying smart plugs of any kind until I needed scheduling for my plant lights, and a pair of these (I already had power strips) didn’t cost any more than timers would have, but they offer greater flexibility and functionality.
I couldn’t figure out what brand to buy into, but TP-Link is a decent name, and I saw some good feedback about their Kasa-branded smart plugs and other devices. I can’t tell you if this is the best brand out there, but so far I’ve been pleased with my experiences. I wish this was the price I paid back in March, but even at that time the pricing was hard to beat.
$15 for a 2-pack seems like a great deal, although I’m not sure how long it’ll last. The pricing has held at $18 previously, and I was alerted to the price drop via my Amazon shopping cart. This could be “new low” pricing, or a temporary sale, it’s impossible to know for sure.