TP-Link HS110

STOP TURN­ING OFF YOUR AP­PLI­ANCES WITH A FIN­GER - THIS SMART PLUG WILL DO IT, AND MORE

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$49.95, tp-link.com.au

Out­wardly, the TP-Link Wi-Fi SmartPLug looks iden­ti­cal to the older model, the HS100, but it adds en­ergy-mon­i­tor­ing to the mix, en­abling you to view the power con­sump­tion, and work out the cost, of any lights or gad­gets at­tached to it.

With the com­pan­ion Kasa app in­stalled, it takes just a cou­ple of min­utes to add new de­vices – a smart plug, in this case. There’s plenty of Wi-Fi range in the HS110, so you can pop it al­most any­where around the home and main­tain a con­nec­tion with your router.

As with most other smart plugs, the HS110 en­ables you to turn on and turn off any­thing plugged into it, no mat­ter where you are in the world. You can do this man­u­ally or au­to­mate it. There’s no geo-lo­ca­tion wiz­ardry here, but set­ting up in­di­vid­ual sched­ules is easy to do, helped out by the fast, easy-to-nav­i­gate app.

There’s also a Scenes fa­cil­ity, which lets you ap­ply pre-set ac­tions with a sin­gle tap, such as a Good Morn­ing scene,nice thingto mul­ti­pleabout these plugs. one- The but­ton ac­tions is that you can quickly make changes to all your plugs with­out fid­dling with each one.

The en­ergy-mon­i­tor­ing fa­cil­ity gives you up to 30 days of en­ergy-us­age data – how­ever, there’s no cost es­ti­ma­tion, so you’ll have to cal­cu­late this your­self based on your elec­tric­ity plan.

The neat thing about the HS110, though, is Alexa in­te­gra­tion; with the Kasa skill added to your Echo, you can com­mand your plug with just the power of your voice.

To top it all off, the HS110 is un­der $50, so you can deck out your en­tire home for less!

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