It takes less than $20 to control your most used appliance or light in your home with an app on your phone. It sounds crazy to the uninitiated, but with the Wemo Mini Smart Plug (opens in new tab) on sale for $17.99 at Amazon, it's actually an affordable reality that you could set up in a matter of minutes. This smart plug regularly sells for around $5 more on average and has never dropped this low in price until now.
This smart plug turns your favorite lamp or toaster oven into one you control with your phone, or even your voice.
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After downloading the Wemo app to your phone or tablet, you can start controlling whatever's plugged into the smart plug with the app. It'll allow you to power it on and off, set schedules, or turn on 'Away Mode' which operates all your Wemo smart plugs at random to give the appearance to any on-lookers that someone is home even when everyone's gone. Unlike many other smart home devices, no hub or subscription is required to use this smart plug to its full potential.
For homes with smart speakers like the Amazon Echo Dot (opens in new tab), Google Home (opens in new tab), or Apple HomePod (opens in new tab), you can even voice control this smart plug by asking Alexa, Google Assistant, or Siri to help you out.
Alex is a recent graduate from the University of North Florida with a background in sales and merchandising. When he’s not hunting down the next great deals to post on Thrifter, he can be found posting music on his Soundcloud page and working on his eBay business.
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