You’ve thought about buying a smart plug, those little outlet attachments that allow you to control your devices through an app, voice assistant or your smarthome of choice. But maybe you haven’t pulled the trigger.
Today, you can get a two-pack of Eufy Smart Plug Minis — a user-friendly, plug-and-play version from parent company Anker — for just $26 on Amazon. That’s the lowest price it’s ever been, and basically a two-for-one deal, since one smart plug normally goes for $23 on Amazon (or $40 on Eufy’s website).
The first impression of a smart plug may lead you to reject it as a modern day Clapper (clap on, clap off, etc.). But the Eufy Mini is much more than that, especially taking into account that it can connect to any Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant device to control power to your lights, TVs, coffee makers — you name it — with your voice.
But the real brilliance of these particular smart plugs is that you don’t need a hub to use them. Simply connect them to your wifi, open the app, and you can turn off appliances and lights remotely ... or even schedule lights to turn on at certain times so your house doesn't sit dark for two weeks while you're on vacation.
Take that, Clapper.
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