You won't need a hub for smart plugs like HeyGo, but you will need a solid 2.4GHz Wi-Fi connection. Voice controls worked well when I tested, and I was able to rename my devices in the Smart Life app, which makes it more natural to turn them on and off using voice commands. Timer functions and scheduling also performed well.
There are a few downsides with HeyGo's approach. You won't get power monitoring or away mode for simulating activity like you do with the HomeKit, so you won't be able to use Siri to control this plug.or the , for instance, and HeyGo's square design doesn't save much space, either. The plug blocked adjacent outlets when I tried it out at the . The HeyGo Wi-Fi Smart Plug doesn't work with
That said, it's hard to complain when this smart plug comes at such a small price. Still, if you're interested in power monitoring, I'd suggest spending a little more money for the $21. Do so, and you'll also get the away mode and a design that keeps adjacent outlets free.