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[Costco] Globe WiFi Smart Plugs (pack of 4) $19.99

Not sure if this is a good deal. Costco in Vaughan. See pics.

Anybody had an experience with this please chime in.

The ones I bought a couple of years back at $19.99 each (forgot the brand) failed within a few months, are these are more reliable? Hmmm
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Jan 2, 2022
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I have Globe smart plugs without the lights. I've had them for years and they've never given me any issues. The ones I have are smaller, and I bought them in 3 packs from Canadian Tire on Black Friday for $9.99.
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Oct 19, 2018
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I just bought these. Using it to turn on my espresso machine in the morning. So far it is working great!
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I have a mix of older and the new ones and they all work very well. The issues I have had were to do with my home wi-fi, not the devices themselves.
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If these are the same ones as the Canadian Tire ones they're absolute crap.

Bought 4 a while back and they don't work. At all. Ever. They either didn't sync, or if they did, they didn't function. I returned them the next day.
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Are these the 10amp ones?
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Do these need 2.4Ghz networking, or will they work with 5GHz?
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May 20, 2011
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Have these and they've been working great. I think $5 a piece is becoming pretty standard.
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saint2e wrote: Do these need 2.4Ghz networking, or will they work with 5GHz?
Would like to know this as well
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Got a single unit with the 3 free smart bulbs from The Source promo last spring. Works fine. Then used the $10 off coupon on another plug. But assuming those are the same as this 4 pack. Yeah 2.4Ghz only.
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saint2e wrote: Do these need 2.4Ghz networking, or will they work with 5GHz?
Most new routers all provide both...you can set it up so that your smart products are connected to the 2.4ghz network and your laptops/phones be connected to the 5ghz network. Pretty much all smart switches all use 2.4ghz for connection to the app
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I have similar to this one (same brand though), love it. I have a huge power bar with a lot of stuff plugged in (computers, etc.) and I love it (since it turns off like my 2 monitors, laptop, etc. so I feel like I'm saving electricity). I just say "Hey Google, turn off office" and it turns off the plug until next morning.
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shabby wrote: Are these the 10amp ones?
These are rated 15a. Picked up a box at Guelph Costco earlier this week.
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Jackji wrote: Most new routers all provide both...you can set it up so that your smart products are connected to the 2.4ghz network and your laptops/phones be connected to the 5ghz network. Pretty much all smart switches all use 2.4ghz for connection to the app
Yeah, I needed to split out my wireless networks because I was reaching maximum devices connected. If they're 5GHz, I have a little more wiggle room as a lot of my Smart Devices are legacy and require 2.4Ghz, whereas some of my newer devices work fine with 5Ghz.
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$5 apiece is still a pretty good price - if you need 4. This type are sized so that you can stack two on the same wall outlet.

They are all 2.4 GHz WiFi only. This type of home automation gear does not bother with 5 GHz because they use low bandwidth and need maximum range.

The Globe units use the Tuya servers, which is both good and bad for reasons amply explained elsewhere.
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Bought these back in early December to use for xmas lights, they worked perfectly, no issue at all.

They are 2.4ghz & 15 amp only, if u have ISP modem/router combo, it won't work as they usually combine both 2.4 n 5ghz together even if u split them up; only standalone router will work to broadcast both 2.4 n 5ghz separately
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Advantage to these is they are slim fit, so you can use two in one outlet. The old style ones were so fat that it basically ate up both outlets.

Ive had Globe products hooked up like this for the last 3 years, and all work fine. Basic plug in use, on at sunset, off at sunrise. Use one for my garage furnace as well. No issues Since these are plugs that I dont use, the eating up of the second plug isnt a problem

Great for Christmas lights as well

I was going to buy these, but I still have enough of the bigger ones to use up.
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Jul 26, 2011
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DudebuD wrote: If these are the same ones as the Canadian Tire ones they're absolute crap.

Bought 4 a while back and they don't work. At all. Ever. They either didn't sync, or if they did, they didn't function. I returned them the next day.
Strange to hear that. Bought the. CT ones as well and they work great. Able to move them around to other plugs and it keeps the Wi-Fi info stored.
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Sep 7, 2006
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i bought the globe ones from the source and they are both going strong, they are the more rounded version looks like a hockey puck sort of with the switch one the side.

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