Best Smart Plugs for HomeKit iMore 2019

If you're new to home automation, a smart plug can be an excellent first step — a toe in the water, if you will — in building out your connected home. If you've gone all-in on HomeKit-enabled accessories, this list can help you track down the perfect HomeKit-enabled plug for your smart home.

Best for most: iDevices Switch

Staff Favorite

The iDevices Switch is hands down our favorite Wi-Fi-connected, HomeKit-enabled plug. The unique design, which shifts the plug to the side of the device, keeps it from unappealingly jutting out of the wall and the multicolor LED light strip, serves as an excellent night light.

$40 at Amazon

Stylish: Elgato Eve Energy

The Elgato Eve Energy is a Bluetooth-connected smart plug. With in-depth energy monitoring stats, it can help you keep a lid on your utility bills. Thanks to the device's Bluetooth LE connection, you won't need to struggle with a Wi-Fi setup process or crowd your network with another device — the Eve Energy communicates directly with your phone.

$42 at Amazon

Reliable: iDevices Outdoor Switch

The iDevices Outdoor Switch is a dual-outlet switch meant for outdoor use. It features a rugged, rain-tight design, so you can be sure it'll work in the winter just as well as in the summer, spring, and fall. Perfect for outdoor lighting during the holidays, you can turn off ol' Frosty the Snowman at the end of the night without ever having to set foot outside.

$80 at Amazon

Dual smarts: Satechi Dual Smart Outlet

The smart features of Satechi's Dual Smart Outlet are perfect for keeping track of your energy usages. Plus, it works with HomeKit for full Siri support. The two plugs can power electronics that are controlled separately.

$60 at Amazon

In-wall design: iDevices Wall Outlet

The iDevices Wall Outlet is an in-wall smart home product that can replace any standard outlet in your home. Instead of having to augment your current setup with external plugs and switches, you get two independently controlled outlets that actually look like they belong. It's worth noting, too, that each outlet features a physical button for turning on and off whatever you've decided to plug in.

$60 at Amazon

Versatile: iHome iSP6X

If you live in a home where some folks use HomeKit, and some prefer Google Assistant or Alexa, then this is the smart plug you want, as it's fully compatible with all three. Just connect to each assistant and away you go.

$25 at Amazon

Remote included: iHome ISP8

Not only does iHome ISP8 work with HomeKit, Google Assistant, and Alexa, but it also comes with a pre-paired remote control, so yeah, you can get Siri to do everything for you, but if you don't want to wait the extra few seconds, just pick up the remote and press a button.

$50 at Best Buy

Affordable: Koogeek Smart Plug P1

The Koogeek Smart Plug P1 is a simple Wi-Fi connected smart plug. The device features one standard socket, a physical on/off button above the outlet, and it can be controlled using Siri, the free Koogeek app, and the Home app for iOS.

$16 at Amazon

Efficient: PureGear PureSwitch

The PureGear PureSwitch is a Wi-Fi enabled smart plug that features a USB charging port. While you're using the device to control your lighting, fans, etc. remotely, you can also use it to charge your USB-powered devices. The plug, which works with Siri and the Home app for iOS, can also be controlled using the free PureGear app for iOS.

$43 at Amazon

Find the perfect smart plug for your HomeKit for peace of mind

A HomeKit-enabled smart plug is the simplest way to create smart home devices out of "dumb" ones, and then use Siri and the Home app to control them. If you're looking for the most reliable option that's all-in on HomeKit, then go with the iDevices Switch. It has a unique design compared to other plugs that makes it easier to place anywhere in your home, such as behind furniture, and its built-in LED makes an excellent, colorful nightlight.

Maybe you're in the market for a smart plug that works with a remote: the iHome ISP8 is a reliable and highly functional smart plug that comes with a remote, so you can easily control and adjust your settings from the palm of your hand.

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