It takes less than $20 to control your most used appliance or light in your home with an app on your phone. It sounds crazy to the uninitiated, but with the WeMo Mini Smart Plug (opens in new tab) on sale for $15.99 at Amazon, it's actually an affordable reality that you could set up in a matter of minutes. This smart plug regularly sells for up to $25 and has never dropped this low in price until now.
After downloading the WeMo app to your phone or tablet, you can begin controlling whatever's plugged into the smart plug with the app. The app will allow you to power it on and off, set schedules, or turn on 'Away Mode' which operates all your WeMo smart plugs at random to give the appearance to any on-lookers that someone is home even when everyone's gone. Unlike many other smart home devices, no hub or subscription is required to use this smart plug to its full potential.
For homes with smart speakers like the Amazon Echo Dot (opens in new tab), Google Home (opens in new tab), or Apple HomePod (opens in new tab), you can even voice control this smart plug by asking Alexa, Google Assistant, or Siri to help you out. It works with IFTTT as well as Apple Homekit and other smart home ecosystems.
One of the best features of WeMo's mini smart plug is that you can keep two of them plugged in beside one another, as they're not big enough to get in the way of the AC outlet above or below where you've set one up.
Shipping at Amazon is free on orders totaling $25 or more, or with an Amazon Prime membership. Now that Black Friday is only a few days away, having free shipping at Amazon could really come in handy. You'll also gain access to Prime Video, exclusive members-only discounts, and more if you decide to try out a free 30-day trial (opens in new tab) today.
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