I own both this plug and 5 Alexa smart plugs, and besides the 2 extra steps in setting up, it works with my echo devices seamlessly, and just as fast.
I bought it because it had good reviews and was CHEAP. Works amazing. Literally took me 2 mins to hook up with my WIFI. Downloading the App took longer. Buy it. You will love it.
I've had these for a few months, and they work great. I've never used smart plugs or devices before and they were very easy to set up, and have continued to work perfectly. It took maybe 15 minutes to set up six plugs, that I can control in the smart home app. I was also able to set up Google routines on my Android phone, which allows me to use voice commands to turn off a switch or a whole room.
This product was a welcome relief after working with Wemo products! I have will never go back to Wemo! This connected quickly, works great and connecting it with my Alexa was easy and smooth. I highly recommend this plug!
I used this switch to control a high wattage window AC unit in my bedroom so I could raise the temperature in the remaining house at night and just cool the bedroom. Alexa turns the AC unit on at night and off in the morning. I needed this switch rather than others because it has the ability to control high wattage devices., whereas lesser rated ones would have burned out or been hazardous for my application.
I use two of these items to control lights in the barn. I plan on buying more to control things such as a block heater, trickle charger etc. I picked these due to being rated 15 amps. Zero issues to date.
The pairing was a little difficult, but after that I am very pleased with the smart plug.
The plug works well with the app and performs as expected. Nothing spectacular but is not meant to be. You hit the button on the app and the power comes on.
This little switch is great! It is affordable, thus my reason for trying it. To my surprise the "Smart Life" app that you use with it is great! There are so many iclever products that you can add to your home that I now have a wish list!!
Product itself: The switch is small and compact and extends to the right side. This design is awesome!! I had a previous brand switch that was huge and covered both outlets, this switch is made to only use one outlet and leaves the other accessible! It has a light indicator when the switch is ON (white) and a green light when its plugged in- both tiny and nice to have to get the sense "it is working". I did not have any issues following the given directions to connect the switch to my wifi, and it worked without any problems. The app has great features like scheduling and automation, linking multiple devices. I also use amazon echo (alexa), and was able to connect the switch to my account with ease. Now i can ask Alexa to turn on and off by my given name. Super great feature!!
This plug is about the average size of every other plug minus the Samsung Smart Outlet (unnecessarily big). Easy to use just plug into the wall outlet and connect the device you desire to use. Just remember to stay under the rate total wattage of 1,875W. And it only runs on 2.4Ghz, so if you have to ability, move some of your other connected devices to 5.0Ghz to free up some of the signal.
Set up was easy, as I already had the Smart Life app. Add this plug using the + sign, choose “electrical outlet”. At this point, you should press and hold the side button for 4-5 seconds to get a blinking green light and then continue with the setup.
From the app you can turn the switch on or off, you can set up a schedule or a countdown timer. And even change the name of the plug to something a bit more friendly and memorable. And for those who like to make your home less inviting to thieves, set up the scenario. This where you can schedule your lights to come on based on your needs. Sunrise/sunset, when someone enters, different times of the day, etc. The limit is your imagination.
Using the plug is easy as it is, minus the app set up, plug and use. And will be a welcome addition to the other Wi-Fi plugs in the house.
I will definitely be using this where the Samsung plug is now since it is less bulky.
No cons noted.