Smart Plugs for Alexa and Google Home
Amazon Echo and Google Home have crossed over from the early adopter phase to each finding a place within the mainstream culture. Both are functional, but if you’re like me, you still might not be convinced which assistant is right for you. That’s why I’ve got both Alexa and Google Assistant speakers set up in my home. If you find yourself in the same boat, it may be essential to buy smart home accessories that are compatible with both AI assistants, and these smart plugs are a great place to start.
If you’ve been holding off on adding smart plugs to your home, now’s the time to finally cave and do some shopping. Black Friday will be here before you know it, and that means all sorts of savings and deals on just about every gadget imaginable — smart plugs included. As we track down the best deals, we’ll add them below so you can always stay on top of the latest and greatest prices.
Currant’s WiFi Smart Outlet comes with two individually controllable outlets, but the most crucial part is the ability to build a Bluetooth mesh network of smart plugs. Currant’s two-outlet smart plug offers the ability to see detailed breakdowns of your energy usage by the hour, day, month, or year. Additionally, Currant uses artificial intelligence to identify energy usage patterns to help suggest changes to help you save on your energy bill.
$40 at Amazon
The easiest way to invest in the Amazon smart ecosystem is to invest in products from Amazon themselves. The Amazon Smart Plug works exclusively with Alexa and is easy to set up out of the box. Just plug in, open the Alexa app, and go.
$25 at Amazon
AUKEY is known for making affordable and reliable accessories, and you won’t find a better deal for smart plugs than this two-pack. These compact smart plugs are easy to set up in your home and work with Alexa or Google Assistant without needing a hub or subscription service.
$28 at Amazon