Over at Amazon, this TP-Link Kasa Smart Plug 2-pack is on sale for $18.
I bought this same product back in March for $25, and they’ve held up well since then. Setup was a breeze, and the Kasa smartphone app has been functional and easy to use.
I like that they’re UL-rated, and they’re small enough that you can fit two on the same receptacle, or one per receptacle and still have an unblocked socket for use with a standard plug or device.
This one is the HS103 model, which is their mini design that can handle a 12A load. If you need one that can handle a 15A load, go with the HS105.
I use both of my smart outlets with power strips, to control light on-off schedules for the seedlings I’ve been growing.
I’ve been toying with the idea of using these for fans and other workshop equipment.
These smart outlets also work with Amazon’s Echo and Alexa devices, and also Google Assistant and Microsoft Cortana voice controls.
I’ve been tempted to buy a second pack for use with plug-in lamps, and at this price I just might.
The only “gotcha” is that they require a 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi network connection. It’s not a big deal, my router puts out 2.4 and 5 GHz signals. Setup required me to connect my smartphone over to the 2.4 GHz temporarily.
Last thing – the outlets also have a manual on/off button, which I found useful.
Sale Price: $18 for (2), $10 for (1)
I was also looking at the Amazon Smart Plug, but it’s $25 for one. I’ve used TP-Link equipment before with good results, and so I eventually went with the Kasa and haven’t been disappointed yet.
If you’re not quite sure you want to spend $18 for two Kasa smart outlets, Amazon is also selling them individually for $10 each.
One final note – these are also said to work with IFTTT, but I haven’t tested that yet.