Wifi or Bluetooth?
As you may know, there are two types of smart plugs, those that use bluetooth, and those that use wifi. So which one should you go with? We say wifi all the way.
Why wifi? Well, it uses less energy and tends to be more reliable. It’s also compatible with a mesh wifi router, which will give it the ability to work anywhere in your home.
Having a mesh router setup is perfect if you plan to expand your smart home. That way you’ll know all your smart plugs and devices are getting full signal so they can optimally perform.
Keep Your Digital Assistant in Mind
Make sure you know whether the smart plug is compatible with your digital assistant. Most of them will work with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Some will work with Microsoft Cortana and Apple HomeKit as well.
The main thing is to make sure it’s compatible. Some smart plugs made by Google or Amazon only work with a dedicated assistant. In other words, a smart plug made by Amazon might only work with Alexa. So always double check before you buy.
Are You Going for a Smart Home?
Most all smart plugs are very affordable. So you’re not going to save tons by going with a specific brand. But if you’re looking to use smart plugs throughout your home, you can buy plug sets to save money.
Buying smart plugs individually will cost you more in the long run. But If you just need one or two for a couple of choice appliances, then just snag a couple. On the flip side, If you’ve got visions of a smart home dancing in your head, then go with a set.
We hope you enjoyed our list of the top smart plugs based on our expertise and research. You can’t really go wrong with any them. Just make sure you pay attention to the ones that are designed to work with Amazon exclusively.
Don’t wait to create an epic smart home. Remember, you can be the sole controller of all your appliances. It’s time to jump into this awesome technology and give your home a new dimension of fun, safety and convenience.
Plug into the future of home living today!