What you need to know
- TP-Link has announced the launch of two new weather-resistant outdoor smart plugs.
- The Kasa KP401 offers a single outdoor outlet, while the KP405 adds dimming capabilities.
- Both plugs feature 300-foot range as well as support for Alexa and Google Assistant.
TP-Link is expanding its outdoor product line by introducing a pair of new smart plugs on Monday. The latest Kasa accessories bring smart home convenience to the great outdoors with extra-long range, weather resistance, and smart app and voice control.
TP-Link's Kasa KP401 Smart WiFi Outdoor Plug provides a single, hub-free, smart outlet that connects to existing home networks at distances of up to 300-feet. The KP401 sports an IP64 weather-resistance rating for year-round use, and it is ETL certified with support for loads up to 15A and up to 1875W.
The new KP405 Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Outdoor Plug-In Dimmer also offers a single, smart outlet with weather resistance and 300-foot range but adds dimming capabilities to the mix. With dimming controls, users can adjust brightness levels on compatible outdoor lighting on-demand, and through schedules, lighting can automatically turn on to the perfect level.
In addition to the Kasa app, both the latest plugs support voice controls via Alexa and the Google Assistant. However, like previous Kasa releases, the new plugs do not work with Apple's HomeKit.
The TP-Link KP401 Kasa Smart WiFi Outdoor Plug is available now through Amazon for $16.99. The TP-Link KP405 Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Outdoor Plug-In Dimmer is also available now for $29.99.
Smart and affordable
The Kasa KP401 adds convenient smart app and voice controls for your outdoor lighting, decor, and more.
Dim it down
Power and dimming
The Kasa KP405 enables smart, hands-free dimming and power controls for outdoor lighting up to 300-feet away.
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Christopher spends most of his time writing and dreaming about all things HomeKit and the Home app. Whether it is installing smart light switches, testing the latest door locks, or automating his households daily routines, Christopher has done it all.