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Top 5 things you can do with the Amazon Smart Plug

Amazon Smart Plug
Amazon Smart Plug (Image credit: Jerry Hildenbrand / Android Central)

The Amazon Smart Plug (opens in new tab) may be the least flashy of the company's smart gadgets, but it's also one of the best! It's fully integrated with Alexa, can be built into routines, and can power (or power off) almost anything you would want to plug into a regular outlet. Here are some of the cool ways you can use it.

As you can tell, almost anything that you plug into the wall can be controlled by the Amazon Smart Plug (opens in new tab). The first thing I did with mine was plug in my trusty old coffee maker so I wake up to the delightful smell of hot caffeine every morning. Since then, I've also made my desk lamp smarter and when the kids decorate the tree on Black Friday, they'll be plugging the lights into a smart plug so I'm not lumbering behind it and making a mess after too much eggnog. This little gadget is my favorite Alexa device, and I'll bet more than a few others feel the same way.

Jerry Hildenbrand
Senior Editor — Google Ecosystem

Jerry is an amateur woodworker and struggling shade tree mechanic. There's nothing he can't take apart, but many things he can't reassemble. You'll find him writing and speaking his loud opinion on Android Central and occasionally on Twitter.