Amazon's insanely easy to use smart plug just dropped by 40%
The Amazon smart plug is down to $14.99. Outside of a unique Black Friday deal, this is the best price we've ever seen on the smart plug. It even beats out a deal we saw in December when it dropped to $20. The plug normally sells for $25 and doesn't fluctuate from that very often at all.
Considering Amazon is also having a huge sale on Echo smart devices, you'd be able to add an Alexa-enabled speaker to your new smart plug today as well. Suddenly you've got a full smart home going on and you saved a ton of money doing it.
Our review of the smart plug called it a "fantastic Alexa accessory" and gave it 4.5 stars.
If you've never used a smart plug before, they don't get much simpler than Amazon's. Just plug it into an outlet, plug in the light or kitchen appliance or whatever you want connected to it, and then connect it to the same Wi-Fi your Alexa is connected to. After that, it's as simple as talking to Alexa to get it to turn on and off. You'll be able to set scheduled times or routines with the app, too, so you don't even need an Alexa smart hub if you don't want one.
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J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now for Thrifter. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.