The Best In-Wall Smart Outlet
Updated Dec 11, 2022
Convenience doesn’t always have to come with clutter. An in-wall smart outlet looks and works like an ordinary electrical outlet, yet it can also give you the power to automate any appliance or device you plug into it (just like a smart plug, but without taking up so much space). And you can control it with an app or a smart speaker. Some in-wall smart outlets also have USB ports for charging portables (like tablets and smartphones) or even directly powering devices (such as indoor security cameras). We like the Geeni Current+Charge because it offers all of those features at an affordable price, and it has an easy-to-use app. (Unlike some models, however, it doesn’t allow you to monitor how much electricity you’re using.) In-wall smart outlets are relatively easy to install, but they do require you to turn off the power and handle some wiring. So if you don’t feel comfortable doing that, consider hiring a professional.