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[Amazon Canada] TP-Link smart plug HS100 2 pack - $45.99

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[Amazon Canada] TP-Link smart plug HS100 2 pack - $45.99

I was looking for a deal on the HS200 smart switch and came across these.
https://www.amazon.ca/TP-Link-HS100-Ass ... link+hs110
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Thanks for posting. I have been waiting for deal on these.
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Be aware that these are the bigger version of the plugs. TP Link also sells a mini version which was on sale for Boxing Day at Best Buy, for example.
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Anyone know the difference between these and the mini?

I think best buy had the mini during Boxing Day for 35 for the 2 pack
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DYJ wrote:
Jan 12th, 2018 8:41 pm
Anyone know the difference between these and the mini?

I think best buy had the mini during Boxing Day for 35 for the 2 pack
The mini allows you to use both outlets, the larger one blocks an outlet but gives you energy monitoring in the kasa app
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only the hs110 gives you energy monitoring this is two of the hs100 which does not have energy monitoring.

Better to wait until the mini(s) go on sale which seems to happen quite frequently at Amazon and Best Buy
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Not a great deal, $35 for 2 was the best
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I have a simmilar device except ZWave, and honesty, I have a hard time finding use cases for them.

Its handy at Christmas for the lights... other than that, not very useful IMO....

They make no sense with lamps as it's cheaper to just buy smart bulbs (which can be had for $15 or less nowadays). Most anything else you'd plug into them nowadays... won't "turn on" when you enable the power.... the idea of using them to "schedule power hungry devices" that is on their website also makes no sense when you can get a power bar with timers for a fraction of theprice...

Mine sits unused for most of the year.
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brunes wrote:
Jan 12th, 2018 9:30 pm
I have a simmilar device except ZWave, and honesty, I have a hard time finding use cases for them.

Its handy at Christmas for the lights... other than that, not very useful IMO....

They make no sense with lamps as it's cheaper to just buy smart bulbs (which can be had for $15 or less nowadays). Most anything else you'd plug into them nowadays... won't "turn on" when you enable the power.... the idea of using them to "schedule power hungry devices" that is on their website also makes no sense when you can get a power bar with timers for a fraction of theprice...
I'm in an Apt right now that has hardly any ceiling lights and so I have a lot of lamps using the low watt LED bulbs. I set them on a timer and I also use it daily on my phone to turn on and off. I also do it at my mothers when she goes away and set some random timers for security. When I move in the Spring into a home I plan to use it even more for things in the garage, etc. But I'm on the more nerdy side of things too lol.
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Jan 12th, 2018 9:34 pm
I'm in an Apt right now that has hardly any ceiling lights and so I have a lot of lamps using the low watt LED bulbs. I set them on a timer and I also use it daily on my phone to turn on and off. I also do it at my mothers when she goes away and set some random timers for security. When I move in the Spring into a home I plan to use it even more for things in the garage, etc. But I'm on the more nerdy side of things too lol.
So like I said... smart bulbs are cheaper than these... unless you are daisy chaning 5 lamps off 1 plug, I don't get it.
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brunes wrote:
Jan 12th, 2018 9:37 pm
So like I said... smart bulbs are cheaper than these... unless you are daisy chaning 5 lamps off 1 plug, I don't get it.
How is smart bulbs cheaper? It's a light bulb that will die before it's due date on the package. You will replacement because of new tech by then. At least this is a plug that can go on and off. There is no comparison unless you calling smart bulbs iphones and switches androids ;)
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brunes wrote:
Jan 12th, 2018 9:30 pm
I have a simmilar device except ZWave, and honesty, I have a hard time finding use cases for them.

Its handy at Christmas for the lights... other than that, not very useful IMO....

They make no sense with lamps as it's cheaper to just buy smart bulbs (which can be had for $15 or less nowadays). Most anything else you'd plug into them nowadays... won't "turn on" when you enable the power.... the idea of using them to "schedule power hungry devices" that is on their website also makes no sense when you can get a power bar with timers for a fraction of theprice...

Mine sits unused for most of the year.
Just starting to learn about these 'smart'plugs and bulbs but don't you need a bridge for the bulb?
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Fanatic wrote:
Jan 13th, 2018 12:01 am
Just starting to learn about these 'smart'plugs and bulbs but don't you need a bridge for the bulb?
Tplink bulbs(using one now) don't require a hub.
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brunes wrote:
Jan 12th, 2018 9:30 pm
I have a simmilar device except ZWave, and honesty, I have a hard time finding use cases for them.

Its handy at Christmas for the lights... other than that, not very useful IMO....

They make no sense with lamps as it's cheaper to just buy smart bulbs (which can be had for $15 or less nowadays). Most anything else you'd plug into them nowadays... won't "turn on" when you enable the power.... the idea of using them to "schedule power hungry devices" that is on their website also makes no sense when you can get a power bar with timers for a fraction of theprice...

Mine sits unused for most of the year.
I agree completely. I don’t really understand what the use case is for switches, when I could put in smartbulbs like the Hue.

I’d love someone to explain it to be because I just don’t get it.

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