Today we've found a collection of deals that’ll make your home a little smarter, and make life a little easier when you’re feeling lazy or have your hands full.
First up is this TP-Link Smart Wi-Fi Plug Mini for $15.82 at Amazon. We’ve seen the plug priced this low before but only recently. Typically, the price jumps anywhere between $20 and $30. This smart plug only takes up a single socket, allowing you to buy two and stack them. The beauty of a smart plug is that it turns any standard appliance—such as a light, coffee maker, or even a phony electric fireplace—into a smart device. The plug connects directly to your Wi-Fi and doesn’t require a hub or bridge. Instead, you control it via the Kasa smartphone app, or by using Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant.
You'll also find a four-pack of Philips Hue White bulbs for $40 at Amazon, a savings of about $10. Philips Hue bulbs work with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, and Google Assistant. Technically, Philips Hue doesn’t require a bridge, but it works best if you have one. The Philips Hue bridge currently costs $47 at Amazon.
Rounding out our picks is a two-pack of the TP-Link HS200 smart Wi-Fi light switch for $40. A single one usually costs about $30. Like the Smart Wi-Fi Plug, the light switches don’t require a bridge and connect to your Wi-Fi via the Kasa smartphone app, and you can use them with Alexa and Google Assistant as well. With this two-pack and the four bulbs at Amazon you can convert six lights in your home to smart lights.
This story, "Give your lights and appliances brains with these awesome beginner smart home deals" was originally published by PCWorld.