With so many electronic devices throughout our homes and cluttering our desks, most of us need more than one or two sockets to keep everything plugged in and powered. To keep your devices powered up you'll need a power strip but you could be wasting electricity keeping inactive devices plugged in. A smart power strip gives you control so you can switch outlets on or off at will. You can even use voice commands so you don't need to open an app.
Power up your tech with a smart strip
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Smart energy monitoring
Kasa Smart makes some of the best, high-quality smart plugs, and its smart power strip is no exception. With six outlets, built-in surge protection, three USB ports, and the ability to turn your devices on and off with Google Assistant or Alexa or through the Kasa Smart app, this smart strip has your gadgets covered.
Inside and out
Compatible with Alexa, Google Assistant, and IFTTT, this power strip comes with four surge-protected outlets that connect to your home Wi-Fi. Thanks to an IP44 weatherproof rating, this power strip can be used on your back porch to operate outdoor string lights, holiday decorations, and more through voice commands or remotely through the app.
Compact smart power strip
With three independently controlled outlets and two always-on USB ports, this is the perfect power strip for a living room or office. With so many devices taking power from USB, it makes sense to offer the ability to charge up without plugging in a power brick. Set schedules for specific outlets to control lighting or save power at night. You can even use voice control to skip opening the app.
Keep it simple with Alexa
The Amazon Basics Smart Power Switch sticks to the brand's philosophy with a simple design and a low price. With three smart plugs and two always-on USB ports, this power strip can be the perfect solution for a living room. The USB ports are great for wireless charging pads and even some smart TV tech like a Roku. Control the outlet with your voice, the Alexa app, or just hit the button on the strip.
All-in-one power solution
The POWSAV Smart Home WiFI Power Strip is an absolute unit with eight power outlets and four USB ports onboard. Four of the outlets are always powered on with the remaining four controlled via Alexa or Google Home. This power strip has everything you need for a computer desk or a workbench with surge protection.
Make your outlet smarter
Bordering on a smart plug territory, the GHome Outlet Extender plugs directly into your power outlet turning two outlets into six. The three plugs on the left are always on while the three on the right are controlled by the app. There are also three smart USB ports on the bottom for things like phone and tablet charging. USB ports can also be used to power a convenient wireless charging pad.
Keep your devices up and running with the best smart power strips
There are a lot of problems you can solve with a smart plug including finding where you may be wasting power. Our top pick has power monitoring built-in but you can also check out the best smart plugs with energy monitoring. Electricity is getting expensive and as society transitions to renewables, it's on all of us to reduce waste so we can hit renewable goals as soon as possible.
The best smart power strip you can get is the Kasa Smart Plug Power Strip HS300, which includes six outlets along with three USB ports. It's set up like a traditional power strip with surge protection so it can be a drop-in replacement for antiquated tech. If you want something smaller (and cheaper) you can go with the KP303 from Kasa. It's still convenient, even with just three plugs.
If you're looking for something outdoors but need more capacity than a smart plug as we saw with our Ring Outdoor Smart Plug review, the POWRUI Smart Power Strip is a solid choice with four outlets. There's also nothing keeping you from using it inside or in a garage if you want something robust.
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