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Best Smart WiFi Outlets and Plugs

Find and compare the right wireless power outlet for your home. Remotely control appliances, monitor usage and set timers from your Android or iPhone.

Internet-enabled electrical outlets, plugs, power strips and switches are a great way to start building a smart home. They add convenience to any appliance and can make a big dent in your electric bills by keeping unused appliances turned off and reducing “standby” consumption.

You’ll be able to turn devices on and off remotely from anywhere with an Internet connection, set automation rules for intelligent home behavior that adapts to your own lifestyle and usage habits, and monitor power consumption in real time.

The following Channel Guide will help you:

  • Determine which wireless type you need (WiFi, Bluetooth, etc)
  • Get app reviews, and see if the switch can work with your Android or iPhone.
  • Filter based on additional energy saving or monitoring features.

10/25/2018

Top Rated Plugs

Best plug to use with HomekitKoogeek Outlet $28.99iDevices Switch $26.49
Best plug for use with SmartThingsSmartThings Outlet ($32.99 4.5/5 with 22 Reviews)
Smart Plug with top rated Itunes / iOS app:Belkin WemoItunes App (4.5/5 with 27,895 Reviews)
Smart Plug with top rated Android / Google Play appTP-Link KasaAndroid App (4.5/5 with 10,769 Reviews)
Cheapest smart outlet with good reviews:Conico Outlet $14.95 (4.5/5 with 68 Reviews)
By Publication for best overall and Editors Choice:
Tom's GuideTP-Link
WirecutterBelkin Wemo Mini
CNETBelkin Wemo Insight Switch
ReviewediDevices Switch

Off-the-Shelf Smart Plugs

Smart plugs were one of the first device categories to define the early Internet of Things market. Here are some options that are available for purchase today.

Ankuoo NEO PRO Wi-Fi Smart Switch

Ankuoo NEO PRO Wi-Fi Smart Switch Image

Highlights

  • Countdown / Anti-theft / Schedule Timer
  • Electrical rating: 120V/15A/60Hz/1800W
  • WiFi Connectivity

    User & Technical

    Apps

    Download2.3
    Download3.0

    Online Pricing

    $20.99 - Amazon See It

    Bayit Wi-Fi Socket

    Bayit Wi-Fi Socket Image

    Highlights

    • WiFi Connectivity
    • Remote On/Off and Scheduling

      User & Technical

      Apps

      Download1.8
      Download2.1

      Online Pricing

      $33.30 - Amazon See It

      Belkin WeMo Insight Switch

      Belkin WeMo Insight Switch Image

      Highlights

      • Set Schedules and receive customized notifications
      • Amazon Echo, Nest and IFTTT Compatibility
      • Wi-Fi enabled

        User & Technical

        Apps

        Download4.4
        Download3.1

        Merchant

        $34.99 - Direct

        Online Pricing

        $34.99 - Amazon See It

        Conico Mini WiFi Smart Outlet

        Conico Mini WiFi Smart Outlet Image

        Highlights

        • Works with Amazon Alexa/Echo
        • Scheduling and the ability to set a random mode to pretend you are at home.
        • Wifi Connectivity

          User & Technical

          Apps

          Download4.6
          Download2.8

          Eve Energy

          Eve Energy Image

          Highlights

          • Apple Homekit and Siri enabled
          • View energy consumption reports
          • Bluetooth connectivity, and remote control support using Apple TV

          User & Technical

          Apps

          Download4.3

          Online Pricing

          $49.95 - Amazon See It

          iDevices Switch

          iDevices Switch Image

          Highlights

          • Apple HomeKit Integration
          • WiFi Connectivity (no additional hub is needed)
          • Energy Tracking and Reporting

          • Lowes 3.5/5 (20 Reviews)

          User & Technical

          Apps

          Download3.1
          Download3.8

          Merchant

          $23.96 - Direct

          Online Pricing

          $29.95 - Amazon See It

          iHome WiFI Smart Plug

          iHome WiFI Smart Plug Image

          Highlights

          • Integrates with Apple HomeKit, Wink, Amazon Echo and Nest
          • Wifi enabled. No Hub or monthly fees required.
          • Set Schedules

            User & Technical

            Apps

            Download2.5
            Download2.3

            Merchant

            $39.99 - Direct

            Orvibo Wifi Smart Socket

            Orvibo Wifi Smart Socket Image

            Highlights

            • WiFi Connectivity
            • Timer Function

              User & Technical

              Apps

              Download2.1
              Download2.7

              Online Pricing

              $29.99 - Amazon See It

              SunPort

              SunPort Image

              Highlights

              • Enables users to refill their devices with SunJoule solar credits
              • Track your daily, weekly and total SunJoule use
              • Bluetooth Connectivity

                User & Technical

                Apps

                Download0.0
                Download3.9

                Merchant

                $60 - Direct

                TP-Link Smart Plug

                TP-Link Smart Plug Image

                Highlights

                • No additional hub required using WiFi Connectivity
                • Away mode allows you to set schedule for turning on and off lights, etc.
                • Amazon Alexa support

                User & Technical

                Apps

                Download4.8
                Download4.7

                Merchant

                $29.99 - Direct

                Online Pricing

                $16.99 - Amazon See It

                Protocol-Specific Smart Plugs

                These smart plugs are specific to a single company's smart-home ecosystem or wireless protocol. They're not as flexible as standalone options, but they do offer easy integration if you're willing to invest (or have already invested) in a unified smart-home solution. Most of these are Z-wave compatible and will work with popular smart home hubs on the market like SmartThings, Wink, etc

                smart plug

                IRIS SMART PLUG

                Lowes Iris $25 110 Volts Smart Plug

                SAMSUNG

                SAMSUNG SMARTTHINGS OUTLET

                Samsung SmartThings Outlet "allows you to control lights, electronics, and small appliances from anywhere. You can also set things to...

                Go control

                GOCONTROL WO15Z-1 (Z-WAVE)

                $32 - "The WO15Z-1 Single Wall Outlet is wired in place of a standard duplex receptacle.This WO15Z-1 Outlet integrates with other Nortek Security...

                ge wireless

                GE WIRELESS (Z-WAVE)

                $38 - "The receptacle replaces your current electrical outlet, uses your existing wiring and provides a Z-Wave enabled outlet for the lamp or...

                SWITCH

                AEON LABS SMART ENERGY SWITCH

                A popular option with 523 reviews and a 4.5 star rating. This Z-wave enabled switch includes a built-in meter to monitor energy consumption.

                DIY & Open-Source Smart Plugs

                If the amateur electrician in you rebels at the thought of a pre-made smart outlet, try building your own. Low-cost hardware like Aurduino and Raspberry Pi can get the job done for about the same cost as retail products, but with the freedom to design for your own needs. Here are a few projects that will walk you through the process.

                By
                TIM LELAND
                - Hardware Needed: include Etekcity 5 Pack (Try promo code: Etekcity ZAP...

                Hackster walk-through by
                DANIEL NORDNESS
                "The parts needed ended up costing about...

                By Marco Schwartz "We are going to use Arduino, the CC3000 WiFi chip, a relay module and a current sensor to make an open-source version of such...

                By Naran "You should have Raspberry Pi, SD card with installed Prota OS, wireless power socket (we used Watts Clever), breadboard, jumper wires,...

                By
                MATT COLYER
                "The goal of this project is provide all the same functionality of the bundled...

                Instructable by flashular "This project enables your Arduino to control real-world 120 Volt electrical appliances you have in your...

                Multi-Plug Smart Power Strips

                When one smart outlet just isn't enough, reach for one of these smart power strips. With options to control and monitor each plug separately, they're a great way to manage clusters of appliances such as a home theater setup.

                "With the LockState Connect Wi-Fi Multi-Outlet Power Strip, you’re able to monitor and control up to 4 outlets from anywhere in the world. Turn...

                The Revogi smart power strip uses your home Wi-Fi to connect to your phone or tablet. The Revogi home app can control any of the 6 sockets...

                Wi-Fi-enabled 7 outlets total. 5 schedulable and 2 always on, plus 2 USB charge ports.

                Additional

                Pre-Order

                Smart Wall Outlets

                These outlets replace your entire outlet (versus the plugs listed above that are plugged into your existing wall connection) and provide a much more integrated look than the plug options.

                iDevices Wall Outlet

                iDevices Wall Outlet Image

                Highlights

                • Works well with Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant
                • Tamper resistant design and independent (2) outlet controls.
                • Energy Monitoring and custom night colors.

                User & Technical

                Apps

                Download3.1
                Download3.8

                Merchant

                $69.97 - Direct

                Online Pricing

                $62.46 - Amazon See It