There’s never been a better time to get started with smart plugs

Those looking to build themselves the best smart home will probably have considered the benefits of smart plugs. Inexpensive and versatile, these humble devices can be enlisted to integrate any analog or “dumb” devices – such as lamps, speakers, kitchen appliances, and pretty much any items that’s plugged in – into your existing routines and automation.

Smart plugs act as a bridge between your device and its power source, giving you greater control over when an item is powered on or off. This can be achieved remotely from your phone, tablet, or even via a smart speaker, or you can set useful timers to activate or deactivate a device at a scheduled time.