Post Updated: 12/4/18 – Alexa enabled smart plugs make holiday decor so much easier to manage. No more fumbling in the dark outside, or along the floorboards indoors when you can turn your lights, music and other electric-powered seasonal items on and off with your voice.
Those who love to decorate for the season can really go nuts now that Alexa’s part of the crew. You don’t have to seek out smart light fixtures or bulbs, smart speakers or the like: you can simply plug the things you already own into smart plugs to add voice control.
Smart Plugs To Try
The new Amazon Smart Plug (UK readers click here) (Canadian readers click here) is the one to get if your priority is ensuring your plug is optimized for Alexa devices, because this one was designed by Amazon’s own Alexa engineers. It works with Alexa devices or the Alexa app to add voice control to any outlet. Schedule lights, fans, and appliances to turn on and off automatically, or control them remotely when you’re away. Simple to set up and use: plug in, open the Alexa app, and start using your voice. Compact design keeps your second outlet free. No smart home hub required—set up routines and schedules through the Alexa app.
This KMC 3 Pack Wi-Fi Smart Plug package is a popular, value-priced option in smart plugs and a great pick for those who need to smarten up a lot of outlets at once. One verified purchaser said in his 4/2018 review that these are “better, cheaper, and more reliable with Alexa than the TP-Link switches I owned before.” These plugs include heat sensors for safety, pre-programmed timer capabilities, and also allow for tracking energy use in the free, companion app. (Canadian readers click here) (UK readers click here for a comparable 3-pack from COOSA)
US Readers: Click here to browse the full selection of Alexa-compatible smart plugs on Amazon’s US site.
UK Readers: Click here to browse the full selection of Alexa-compatible smart plugs on Amazon’s UK site.
Canadian Readers: Click here to browse the full selection of Alexa-compatible smart plugs on Amazon’s Canada site.