Real Simple Readers Kept Buying This Genius Smart Plug on Amazon Prime Day—and It’s Still on Sale

It allows you to control your devices from anywhere via your smartphone.
By Amina Lake Abdelrahman
October 15, 2020
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Even though Amazon Prime Day officially ended last night, there are actually tons of products still on sale. And one deal that particularly stands out is on this affordable smart plug, which was actually one of the most popular products that Real Simple readers bought during the two-day sale. So if you haven’t had a chance to grab one yet, now’s the time. 

Down to just $11 after Prime Day, the Kasa Smart Plug by TP-Link allows you to control small appliances (like lamps or humidifiers) from nearly anywhere via your smartphone with the brand’s app. You can even schedule your devices to turn on and off with the timer feature, which is especially helpful if you’re going away so it looks like someone’s home. 

Thanks to its voice-control capability, the smart plug also works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant for hands-free use. The app will even show you how much energy your devices are using, so you have more insight on how to cut back if the electricity bill is suddenly too high. The brand also has a smart light switch that’s on sale, which mounts directly onto the wall.

Shoppers clearly love the smart plug—it has an average 4.6-star rating across over 3,300 reviews—so it makes sense that it was one of the top products. By far the most popular use is to automatically turn on and off lights, but there are plenty of other devices to use it for, like coffee makers or Christmas trees. 

“This item is super underrated for those looking to simplify their lives,” wrote a shopper. “I keep it on my speakers so they are easy to turn off and on when moving the audio jack. Works with lights too. Once you get them you’ll never go back.” 

Another added: “As the mornings have become darker (before DST) I’ve set up a schedule for it to turn on in the morning about the time I get up and to turn off when I'm gone for work, and it comes on before I arrive home, staying on until bedtime. I often go to bed before the timer, but I love that I can turn it off from my room and my path was illuminated to get there!”

While most deals from the past two days required being a Prime Member, this one is actually available for anyone to shop. (But you can still sign up for a 30-day free trial here that has plenty of benefits.)

Ready to try the smart plug yourself? Head to Amazon to grab one while it’s still on sale.

To buy: $11 (was $15);