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The Difference Between Kasa, Tapo and TP-Link (Which Is Discontinued?)

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One of the biggest challenges of using smart home tech is keeping up with what’s going on at your favorite smart tech companies. This gets even harder when a company fumbles a product launch. TP-Link has left some big questions on the table, and we’re going to answer them. The biggest differences between Kasa and … Read more

Amazon Smart Plug Multiple User Guide: How To Make This ‘Work’

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The Amazon smart plug is a great way to transform your pre-smart home technology into something a little more state of the art. You can use these plugs to bring your old lighting, appliances, and most other eclectic devices into the smart home fold. One of the biggest challenges with transforming everything into smart technology … Read more

Does Amazon’s Smart Plug Work With Google/Nest, HomeKit and More?

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Since its introduction, the Amazon Smart plug has become increasingly popular with smart home users around the world. These simple, easy-to-operate smart plugs have helped many turn their normal or ‘dumb’ appliances into smart appliances, making it possible to integrate these appliances into their already functional smart homes. Being manufactured by Amazon, this smart plug … Read more

Can I Use Amazon’s Smart Plug Without Alexa or an Echo?

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With the introduction of the smart plug, came a new convenience that has even further enhanced the functionality of today’s smart home. Smart plugs have been a game-changer for those who want to integrate their ‘dumb’, or average fixtures (i.e. lamps and air conditioners), into their smart homes. One of the best selling smart plug’s … Read more

PSA: Why Smart Plugs Are Often Pointless (Electric vs Mechanical Switches) – New Video

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The marketing of smart plugs is great: easily control your household appliances and devices from anywhere in the world, or even via smart routines and schedules. Simple. However if you look at the “fine print” of many smart plugs, they say that they only work with mechanical switches. Many devices have electric (not mechanical) switches, … Read more