Expired Hot Deals

[Amazon Canada] wifi socket with usb $17.99, Alexa, Google Home

  • Last Updated:
  • Dec 7th, 2017 8:18 pm
[OP]
Member
Jan 10, 2007
365 posts
201 upvotes

[Amazon Canada] wifi socket with usb $17.99, Alexa, Google Home

Right now Lightning Deal $17.99

Wifi enabled socket with usb power 24.99 for 19.99 and buy one with coupon for 17.99
Check coupon box.

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B075CK ... UTF8&psc=1
Last edited by TomRFD on Dec 7th, 2017 8:25 am, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: retailer edit
22 replies
Deal Addict
User avatar
Jul 24, 2005
1166 posts
656 upvotes
Thanks OP.
Good price, but the product is questionable.
Like most no-name China-made electrical products, this likely has a fake UL safety approval status/sticker (reviewers on Amazon posted actual pictures of the product and it does not even show any UL or ULC sticker). If your house burns down, the insurance might deny coverage.
It also likely sends your login credentials to servers in China in an un-encrypted format, making it easy for hackers to get remote control of your outlet (not that many hackers might be interested in cycling your lamp or coffeemaker on-off, but the vulnerability is there).
Last edited by ahoroba on Dec 7th, 2017 8:39 am, edited 5 times in total.
Deal Addict
Feb 16, 2008
1146 posts
217 upvotes
It is worth noting that folks in the questions section say this is not compatible with Google home or at the very least very difficult to use.
Newbie
Oct 25, 2009
4 posts
3 upvotes
jg123 wrote:
Dec 7th, 2017 8:41 am
It is worth noting that folks in the questions section say this is not compatible with Google home or at the very least very difficult to use.
I have two of these. It works fine with Google Home. Just download the Smart Life app, add your plugs and then integrate Smart Life with Google Home. After that it's pretty good, haven't had too many problems with it.

The only downside I could see is that these plugs don't seem compatible with IFTTT, if that's your thing.
Deal Addict
Feb 26, 2006
2040 posts
244 upvotes
Ottawa
Is there a more reputable option for Alexa? The tp link minis don't work with it, and for smart things you have to do a hack.
Deal Fanatic
Jan 15, 2004
5308 posts
392 upvotes
I would be worried to go cheap on this kind of plug in products too. My house and our lives are worth more than the $20 saving from a brand name product.
Newbie
Aug 9, 2016
70 posts
33 upvotes
shylok wrote:
Dec 7th, 2017 8:53 am
Is there a more reputable option for Alexa? The tp link minis don't work with it, and for smart things you have to do a hack.
IFTTT with the kasa app should help you to get the tp-link plugs working with Alexa I believe.
Newbie
Aug 5, 2011
5 posts
7 upvotes
BARRIE
True story! I had a couple of tp link minis with kasa and they worked just fine with Alexa.
Deal Addict
User avatar
Jul 24, 2005
1166 posts
656 upvotes
shylok wrote:
Dec 7th, 2017 8:53 am
Is there a more reputable option for Alexa? The tp link minis don't work with it, and for smart things you have to do a hack.
TP-LINK HS100 Wi-Fi Smart Plug, sold by BestBuy Canada (currently on sale for $19.99), bulkier (blocks two wall outlets) and without the USB port, it works with Amazon Alexa:
https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/tp ... mrs_ls_vwd

Or try the Insignia brand of Wifi outlets sold by BestBuy Canada (currently on sale for $19.99), although without the USB port:
https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/in ... mrs_ls_vwd

Another option (minus the USB port) is Wemo Mini Smart Plug (only works with Alexa, Nest, or its own Wemo app), which comes on sale for $24.99 at Amazon (and other retailers) from time to time.
Last edited by ahoroba on Dec 7th, 2017 9:11 am, edited 4 times in total.
Jr. Member
Jan 14, 2008
198 posts
89 upvotes
Toronto
Imo Some of the many 5* reviews on Amazon seem like shills
lol
Newbie
Jan 10, 2008
86 posts
94 upvotes
quebec
In for one. Thanks. I'll use to scare the girlfriend. The device acting like a haunted house.
Deal Addict
Feb 26, 2006
2040 posts
244 upvotes
Ottawa
SergioAri wrote:
Dec 7th, 2017 9:06 am
IFTTT with the kasa app should help you to get the tp-link plugs working with Alexa I believe.
http://www.tp-link.com/us/faq-944.html

Added the kasa skill, plugs found. Working within seconds. Thank you so much. Google home was giving me problems.
Deal Addict
User avatar
Apr 21, 2003
1032 posts
89 upvotes
Ontario
Available again for a limited time.
Deal Fanatic
User avatar
Dec 11, 2004
7362 posts
930 upvotes
Montreal, QC
The picture says 16A but the description says 10A...I would stay away from a no-name device lol
I would trust Sonoff, which is an actual, real, brand by Itead than this

Edit: Yep, no valid certification, only has FCC and ChinaExport ;)

Image

Top