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[Amazon.ca] meross WiFi Smart Plug Mini - 3 pack - Alexa / Goole OK.

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[Amazon.ca] meross WiFi Smart Plug Mini - 3 pack - Alexa / Goole OK.

Great price for a pack of 3 minis for those who missed the WeMo / TP link.
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cRaZyRaVr wrote: Great price for a pack of 3 minis for those who missed the WeMo / TP link.
Seems like a good price. I just hate mixing and matching different devices across different vendors because each requires their own software to pair/customize.
Thank goodness for IFTTT but this doesn't have support yet?
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ChiGGz wrote: Seems like a good price. I just hate mixing and matching different devices across different vendors because each requires their own software to pair/customize.
Thank goodness for IFTTT but this doesn't have support yet?
As per product page:
"Compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. IFTTT, NEST and Samsung SmartThings will be supported soon."

For me, this makes it a no-go. For people who are interested in trying out automation without a big commitment, this is probably a great way to get into it.
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ChiGGz wrote: Seems like a good price. I just hate mixing and matching different devices across different vendors because each requires their own software to pair/customize.
Thank goodness for IFTTT but this doesn't have support yet?
It doesn't really require you to use their own app much.
Yes, you still need the Meross app (very well written, ihmo) to pair, but then everything else from voice control to automated routines can be set within the Alexa app.
It is indeed pair and forget if you are worried about their apps.

As for the IFTTT part, I wouldn't say that's a deal breaker, these plugs already do exactly what they advertised, I wouldn't be mad when I see they are suggesting some future features, especially when they are making it clear in the first place.
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tp links been going sale sale often for 19,99 -24,99 depending on the plug so better off to get those that is a good name brand and works well.
Unless this has something tplink doesnt.
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Lightning deal now, the 3 pack for $57.79....so save another $10.
There's another thread back in Nov....lightning deal for $19.99 each, so it seems these devices go on sale from time to time...I'll pass on this deal and wait for the TP-Link since there has been a lot of good feedback. I already own the TP-Link switches, so I'd prefer to stick with just the Kasa app and have all my devices there.
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Though, I believe these devices have the "Auto-off function after X minutes or hours every time you set them on." that TP-Link doesn't. Correct me if I'm wrong.
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arbalest23 wrote: Though, I believe these devices have the "Auto-off function after X minutes or hours every time you set them on." that TP-Link doesn't. Correct me if I'm wrong.
TP-Link has a timer too. (EDIT: Plus, you can add a timer to any plug via Stringify)
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contva wrote: TP-Link has a timer too. (EDIT: Plus, you can add a timer to any plug via Stringify)
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Very nice. Wish I didn't miss the BB deal ($35 for 2).
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contva wrote: TP-Link has a timer too. (EDIT: Plus, you can add a timer to any plug via Stringify)
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Just to check, from TP-Link's website this timer seems to count only from what you set it on phone once.
Does it count itself everytime it is turned ON? Say, if I set 5 mins, does it turn off after 5 mins everytime I turned it on manually?

The meross feature is nice in such a way that it saves power from things people often forget to turn off after use.
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Sandbo wrote: Just to check, from TP-Link's website this timer seems to count only from what you set it on phone once.
Does it count itself everytime it is turned ON? Say, if I set 5 mins, does it turn off after 5 mins everytime I turned it on manually?

The meross feature is nice in such a way that it saves power from things people often forget to turn off after use.
The TP-Link switch does not have the option to start an off-timer every time you turn it on manually, although obviously you could set up a remote command to start an off-timer at the same time as you turn it on.
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I will stay with tp-link. I missed the first round and bought when they appeared again. Got it now and setup is extremely easily with Kasa.
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Price dropped further to $47.99 on Amazon.

EDIT - Aaaaand it's back to 57.79.
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I need something with SmartThings integration for heating up my Kombucha.
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aasoror wrote: None of the down-voters bothered even to reply saying why this is such a bad deal ... !!
The TP-Link HS-105 well-known brand name plug has been often on sale at 20 bucks each, with a historic low at 2 for 35. The latter is cheaper, and the former is only 3 dollars more expensive (and you don't have to buy in a pack of 3). There are other alternatives but that's the easiest to compare with.

So that's just the price. Throw in the questionable reviews and unknown brand name. I wouldn't pull the trigger.

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