The last few times I've written about smart-plug deals, they've sold out rapidly. Here's hoping this one is different.
For a limited time, and while supplies last, Amysen (via Amazon) has a four-pack of Wi-Fi smart plugs for $18.39 when you clip on the on-page $2-off coupon and apply promo code 94G4Q4ZR at checkout. Regular price: $34. (Update: The coupon is no longer available, but the code still works. Thankfully, $20.39 is still a very good price for this.)
Also, if you click through and see something other than that four-pack, it means Amysen's inventory (of that particular item) is gone.
These round plugs are among the most compact I've seen -- plugging one into a standard two-socket outlet won't block the other socket.
If you've never used outlets like these before, they connect to your home Wi-Fi network, giving you control via an Android or iOS app. You can set schedules and timers, which is great if you want to switch lamps on or off at designated times or if you've got a Crock-Pot you want to kick on midway through the day.
Also of note: These are compatible with Amazon Echo and Google Home devices, meaning you can say things like, "Alexa, turn on the lamp in the living room." The accompanying instruction manual is illustrated and admirably easy to follow.
So if you've been wanting to join the smart-home revolution, here's your chance to add smarts to lamps, appliances and whatnot for cheap. Really, really cheap.
Originally published on April 19, 2019.
Update, April 20: SiriusXM deal removed at the request of the company.
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