Amazon Smart Plug
The Amazon Smart Plug allows users to manage anything that is plugged on the unit through voice commands from Alexa. In addition, it is designed to be connected with other devices, which are also enabled by Alexa.
The device is rectangular in shape and has a handy, portable size. It features an LED indicator in front which glows blue when it’s switched on and the light blinks whenever it’s prepped to be set up. It blinks a red color when there’s a lack of connection and it’s of course, dark whenever it’s powered off. The device has the power switch on its left side and it also features a 2.4GHz Wi-Fi radio beneath its hood.
The smart plug works well with Alexa Routines and other smart units too as long as it is connected to the Alexa smart home set-up. To install it, you have to use the Alexa application’s current version and your Amazon account.
The plug, as soon as it’s installed, is recognized quickly and linked within seconds to the Wi-Fi network. You can also choose to command Alexa to rename the plug or do it through manual means using the application.
The smart plug did well during use – using the app, it responds fast through voice commands when it comes to powering on and off all connected devices. The plug also performed exceptionally when it comes to keeping track of users’ schedules and was able to tackle procedures that depend on location without hassles.
However, it has its hitches. It doesn’t accommodate the Apple HomeKit, Google Assistant and voice commands from SIRI. It does not accommodate IFTTT applets as well. This is an Alexa and Amazon-exclusive device—then again, as long as your smart devices are Alexa-enabled, this smart plug is a worthy purchase. It has excellent features and hopefully, Amazon will be inclined to support other systems also in the future.