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Smart plugs can be a blessing or a curse. They're a blessing if you hook them to things like lamps or humidifiers or 3D printers you want to be able to shut down from afar. But they're a curse if the software that controls them is confusing or doesn't work reliably.
As you may have guessed, I've encountered some plugs from the latter category. I have a couple cheapies, for example, that simply won't turn on or off at the times I've programmed them to. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don't. Maddening.
I also have a Kasa smart plug, and it's never given me a lick of trouble. Which brings us to this: For a limited time, and while supplies last, Amazon has the Kasa indoor smart plug 4-pack for $23, the lowest price on record. Granted, this quartet usually sells for $25 (though it was previously $30), so the savings aren't huge. But my recommendation definitely is (huge, I mean), and that's why I'm jumping on this deal myself.
In case you're new to the concept, a smart plug plugs into a standard AC outlet; then you plug a lamp, appliance or the like into that.
Once the smart plug is connected to your home Wi-Fi network, you can control it in all kinds of ways. You can set a schedule. You can set a countdown timer. You can tell your Alexa or Google Home device to "turn on the thing" or "turn off the other thing."
Me, I often start 3D-print jobs that won't finish until after I'm asleep. Rather than let that power-hungry printer remain on all night after it's done, I can program the outlet to turn off at a set time.
I've already given you my endorsement of Kasa's plugs; here are a few more: Nearly 28,000 Amazon customers collectively rated them 4.7 stars out of 5. So while I can't say with 100% certainty you'll like these, the chances are mighty, mighty good.
Even if you miss the sale, the Kasa 4-pack is a solid smart-plug deal.
Looking for more great Amazon deals? Check these out:
Headphones and earbud deals:
Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus, $100 (was $150), amazon.com
Video game deals:
Smart home deals:
Smart Home Wi-Fi Outlet, $23 (was $30), amazon.com
Shark Rotator ZU632, $329 (was $380), amazon.com
Trifo Robot Vacuum, $499 (was $749), amazon.com
Herou Womens Mock Turtleneck, $19 (was $29), amazon.com
Keurig K-Mini Coffee Maker, $60 (was $80), amazon.com
Ultrean 8.5 Quart Air Fryer, $90 (was $130), amazon.com
Shark HE601 Air Purifier, $300 (was $450), amazon.com
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