The Best Plug-In Smart Outlet
Updated Dec 11, 2022
Using a smart plug is the cheapest, easiest way to remotely control any electrical device in your home. Just plug one into an outlet, add a lamp, fan, or other on/off device, then set it up with an app, and—boom—you’re making magic. Automations and schedules make them convenient and fun to use. They can also be a crucial aid for those who have difficulty reaching light switches or other controls. We recommend the TP-Link Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Plug Slim (EP25) for inside the home and the TP-Link Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Outdoor Plug (EP40) for outdoor use, since they both work really well on their own, as well as when paired with many other devices. Whether you’re home or away, you can turn outlets on and off, have them trigger at scheduled or random times, or set up your plug so that it turns on or off along with other linked smart devices. We also recommend the Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Power Strip (HS300) if you want to be able to plug in and independently control and automate multiple devices.