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Amazon Smart Plug works with Alexa

Last Updated: 6 Feb 2019 (Refresh Now)
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Device Compatibility
 302
turn, plug, echo, app, smart plug
+91%
-9%
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" ...  Got the Amazon Smart Plug with the echo dot Black Friday deal and it was so easy to get it syncd.  ...  "
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" ...  Simple to connect to Alexa dot  ...  "
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" ...  Used it so Alexa could control my lights and tv.  ...  "
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" ...  I just plugged the lights in and let Alexa her job!  ...  "
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" ...  This works great with Alexa. ... I liked that I can turn on lights from the phone app while we are away.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy connection to Alexa.  ...  "
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" ...  If you are looking to get a switch and have Alexa this is the one to get for sure!  ...  "
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" ...  They work great with Alexa.  ...  "
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Ease of Use
 252
easy to set, set, easy to use, setup, easy to install
+100%
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" ...  So easy to install and use  ...  "
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" ...  It's very easy to set up.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to set up and works perfect!  ...  "
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" ...  This was the easiest setup of any electronic device I've purchased in years. ... Easy to change the "name" of the plug to fit my desires.  ...  "
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" ...  Very easy to set up with your Alexa device  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to set up.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install and use from Amazon Alexa Fire stick.  ...  "
Software Platform
 249
app, turn, plug, plugs, alexa to turn
+91%
-9%
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" ...  It was easy setting up the Smart Plug using the Alexa app.  ...  "
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" ...  It was easy to sync with my Amazon Alexa.  ...  "
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" ...  I have several Wemo switches at home and have loved them, but I decided to order this Amazon plug for my parents so that Alexa can turn on their lamps when they walk in the house. ... I love that you don’t have to use a separate app like you do with the Wemo. ... It was as easy as scanning a code on the plug, plugging it in and opening the Alexa app!  ...  "
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" ...  Just renamed the plug in my Alexa App and instantly had a smart Christmas Tree.  ...  "
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" ...  Works like clockwork with alexa.  ...  "
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" ...  I hooked it up to a lamp so my Alexa can turn on/off my light.  ...  "
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" ...  Being it is their own brand it works seamlessly with echo products. ... As I attempt this I will update.  ...  "
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" ...  Used it so Alexa could control my lights and tv.  ...  "
Setup
 183
set, setup, easy to install, plug, easy to set
+97%
-3%
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" ...  I have two of these with lamps plugged in easy install and work well.  ...  "
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" ...  No configuration needed.  ...  "
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" ...  WAS EASY TOO SET UP.  ...  "
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" ...  So easy to install and use.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install and set up.  ...  "
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" ...  The setup wasn't too bad - we had to try a couple times to get the Device to "see" the plug but once setup it has worked well with no troubles.  ...  "
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" ...  Straight forward set up, easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Setting it up with Alexa was extremely easy (& it works better) compared to the WeMo (by Belkin) Plug I bought a few weeks ago.  ...  "
Ports
 91
smart, plugs, amazon smart plug, tp link, smart plug
+88%
-12%
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" ...  Omggg I love this plug I wish I had ordered more.  ...  "
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" ...  My house is a hundred years old it’s nice bringing it into the future with this plug.  ...  "
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" ...  however, I wish they'd come out sooner before I wasted all this money on TP Link plugs.  ...  "
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" ...  I also love incorporating the smart plug into my routines.  ...  "
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" ...  Love the plug.  ...  "
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" ...  The plug works well.  ...  "
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" ...  Need one with multiple plugs  ...  "
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" ...  Used an extension cord plugged directly into the wall outlet and it then functioned perfectly.  ...  "
Apps
 73
alexa, plug, alexa app, turn, easy to set
+82%
-18%
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" ...  Easy to integrate into Alexa app  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to setup although Alexa found it before the app, so it tried to setup twice.  ...  "
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" ...  Immsuper happy creating routines in my app.  ...  "
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" ...  It was easy to set up on my Alexa app on my phone.  ...  "
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" ...  Love the routines that can be built with Alexa app  ...  "
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" ...  I’m having fun learning what Alexa can do!  ...  "
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" ...  Takes less than a minute to get it up and running when using the Alexa app.  ...  "
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" ...  Just as stated on the box it comes in, you just plug it in and find it in your Alexa app and bam!  ...  "
Capacity
 56
bedroom, room, lamp, house, light
+98%
-2%
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" ...  I like being able to turn my bedroom lamp off and the bedroom fan on at night after laying down.  ...  "
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" ...  I had a competitors unit and was able to give it a better name like "Living Room light"  ...  "
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" ...  Using it for bedroom lamps and living room.  ...  "
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" ...  Right now I have my two hooked up to a lamp in the family room and the coffee maker in the kitchen.  ...  "
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" ...  Got it for my sons room.  ...  "
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" ...  Used plug for living room light and works well  ...  "
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" ...  I recommend this product and plan on purchasing at least 2 more for family and maybe one more for me.  ...  "
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" ...  Using it to turn on a bedroom lamp.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 42
working, month, stopped working, stopped, weeks
+52%
-48%
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" ...  Worked great from the get-go.  ...  "
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" ...  It took 2 minutes to get working, I am ordering more  ...  "
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" ...  May leave the trees up all year now.  ...  "
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" ...  will update if problems show up.  ...  "
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" ...  it was awesome for about a week.  ...  "
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" ...  Received mine about 3 weeks ago. ... It worked great up until yesterday.  ...  "
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" ...  Has worked extremely well.  ...  "
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" ...  So far this plug is working great.  ...  "
Features
 31
turn, lights, lamp, lighting, works great
+87%
-13%
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" ...  Turns lights off and on  ...  "
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" ...  I like that I can turn the light on/off when I'm away from home.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm loving that I can turn lights on/off without even being home!  ...  "
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" ...  Nice to have with your Eco plus to turn the lights off and on.  ...  "
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" ...  Using for a lamp in the corner of a dark room with no overhead lighting! ... Love that I can have the light turned on quickly and easily.  ...  "
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" ...  All I have to do is say yes and the light/lamp is on!  ...  "
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" ...  Using it in the basement to control a lamp.  ...  "
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" ...  Now I don't have to move from the couch to turn on the living room light.  ...  "
Price
 28
worth, money, worth every, product, little
+86%
-14%
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" ...  Totally worth it!  ...  "
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" ...  It was a great bargain.  ...  "
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" ...  Works great, but found a great alternative for less than half the price.  ...  "
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" ...  Cost is slightly more but worth it!  ...  "
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" ...  Gr8 product and price,  ...  "
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" ...  Im excited to get more when the price lowers a little.  ...  "
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" ...  This product is worth every penny!  ...  "
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" ...  Seriously worth every penny!  ...  "
Marketplace
 28
works, advertised, another, version, time
+89%
-11%
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" ...  I just wish it was a bit cheaper and i wish amazon made a smaller version for a cheaper price because i would buy at least 5-8 more of these to automate my house!  ...  "
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" ...  Delivery was as promised!  ...  "
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" ...  Works as stated.  ...  "
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" ...  Performs as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  As described by seller.  ...  "
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" ...  Thank you Amazon, Ill be purchasing more!  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised.  ...  "
Wifi
 24
password, plug, smart, router, plugs
+33%
-67%
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" ...  It would show WiFi connected on the same network with Alexa and to be connected on the Alexa app, but the device would never turn on.  ...  "
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" ...  I am not sure it's a device issue or wifi bandwith issues or something else.  ...  "
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" ...  (Probably my aged iphone) But the echo dot works just fine, so it's not my Wi-Fi.  ...  "
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" ...  Frequently lost Wifi connection, where I have very strong wifi signals.  ...  "
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" ...  The only way I can get them to work again is to reboot my router .  ...  "
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" ...  Secondly it seems if they are ever disconnected from wifi they switch themselves off after 10-15 minutes constantly which is incredibly annoying.  ...  "
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" ...  I have tried conncecting it manualy with the wifi password but the problem persist.  ...  "
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" ...  Worked for about a hot minute then lost WiFi connection.  ...  "
As Gift
 18
christmas, tree, used, received, part
+94%
-6%
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" ...  It was a gift  ...  "
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" ...  I bought it for a gift so I can't give a quality and performance review.  ...  "
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" ...  This was a gift for a child.  ...  "
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" ...  My brother in law liked this gift  ...  "
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" ...  Used on Christmas tree.  ...  "
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" ...  I got this for my mother who is in her early 70s as part of her Echo Dot Christmas present.  ...  "
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" ...  We received as a gift for Christmas an Echo.  ...  "
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" ...  Part of a gift  ...  "
Cables
 16
plug, love, love the plug, would, works
+100%
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" ...  The plugs worked very well  ...  "
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" ...  Used an extension cord plugged directly into the wall outlet and it then functioned perfectly.  ...  "
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" ...  I love these smart plugs!  ...  "
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" ...  Love these plugs!  ...  "
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" ...  I love these plugs.  ...  "
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" ...  Love the plug!  ...  "
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" ...  I would highly recommend these plugs.  ...  "
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" ...  I absolutely love the "plugs".  ...  "
Network
 14
router, network, wireless, tries, plug
+43%
-57%
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" ...  My internet seems to drop now and then (router problems ?) ... The only way I can get them to work again is to reboot my router .  ...  "
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" ...  It also kept crashing my wireless router.  ...  "
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" ...  Worked for about a hot minute then lost WiFi connection.  ...  "
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" ...  Frequently lost Wifi connection, where I have very strong wifi signals.  ...  "
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" ...  It kept disconnecting.  ...  "
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" ...  Sometimes it failed wifi detection multiple times. ... It took 5 or more tries to get the first outlet to reach the point where I could select the wifi network to attach.  ...  "
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" ...  I have tried conncecting it manualy with the wifi password but the problem persist.  ...  "
Call quality
 12
turn, alexa, control, command, switch
+100%
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" ...  Would recommend this for any plug you would like to change into voice command.  ...  "
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" ...  All my free standing lights are now controlled by Alexa voice commands.  ...  "
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" ...  Love being able to control our lamps by voice command.  ...  "
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" ...  Now, through Alexa, it is voice controlled.  ...  "
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" ...  I am so excited I'm calling everyone I know and telling them to get one.  ...  "
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" ...  I love beimg able to turn off a lamp with my voice  ...  "
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" ...  Not only do they work with Alexa Voice Control you can program the switch for daily use to turn on/off .  ...  "
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" ...  Voice activation is a nice convenience.  ...  "
Size
 12
smaller, love, little, light, handy
+92%
-8%
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" ...  This fits that bill.  ...  "
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" ...  Love the size and that it is stackable.  ...  "
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" ...  Great product,comes in real handy.  ...  "
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" ...  Such a simple little gadget but so handy! ... Small pleasure, I know, but sometimes those are the best!  ...  "
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" ...  smaller and easier than a clapper.  ...  "
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" ...  Great to go with the tall tower.  ...  "
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" ...  Comes in handy.  ...  "
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" ...  I have the light by “my” chair plugged into it.  ...  "
Controls
 11
side, control, plug, alexa, switch
+73%
-27%
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" ...  It controls my lamp and it is GREAT!  ...  "
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" ...  have to mute tv to say commands  ...  "
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" ...  Basically you plug it in, add skill to Alexa, press a button and voila.  ...  "
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" ...  Not only do they work with Alexa Voice Control you can program the switch for daily use to turn on/off .  ...  "
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" ...  Just plugged it in and pressed the button and it was good to go.  ...  "
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" ...  I can control my lights from my phone or through voice control with Alexa!  ...  "
Coffee
 11
turn, morning, maker, start, pot
+100%
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" ...  Now when I say “Alexa, good morning” my bedroom lights come on and so does my coffee pot.  ...  "
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" ...  Since we re-named the plug “the Coffee”, Viola!  ...  "
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" ...  We now have four of these around our home to turn on lights or the coffee maker in the morning.  ...  "
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" ...  In the morning, I ask Alexa to turn on the electric kettle for my coffee.  ...  "
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" ...  Like the smart switch, it turns my coffee maker on and off.  ...  "
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" ...  I use it every morning to start the coffee maker.  ...  "
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" ...  We use it for our coffee pot!  ...  "
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" ...  Start the coffee pot without having to get up makes life better.  ...  "
Product As Described
 11
advertised, described
+100%
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" ...  Works as advertised!  ...  "
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" ...  Works just as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Tested it and it worked as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Just as described  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Performs as advertised.  ...  "
For Kids
 7
one, love, gift, echo, bought
+100%
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" ...  This was a gift for a child.  ...  "
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" ...  I purchased it and wow, I was probably showing my age to my kids as I turned it on and off with my voice over and over again.  ...  "
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" ...  I am currently using two of these - one in a classroom with students with disabilities to teach environmental control and one at home because I’m too lazy to reach around the couch to turn on a lamp.  ...  "
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" ...  We bought a couple of these for our kids and were so impressed with how easy they were to integrate that we bought some as well.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought on cyber Monday that came with a Echo 3rd generation for both of my kids.  ...  "
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" ...  kids love it and so do we !  ...  "
Returns
 7
sent it back, another, working, stopped, returned
-100%
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" ...  Too late to return.  ...  "
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" ...  Too long to return under Amazon policies.  ...  "
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" ...  just under the return time !  ...  "
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" ...  I would have just exchanged it but, of course, I am out of my return period.  ...  "
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" ...  Should I sent it back?  ...  "
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" ...  We sent it back and not sure if we will get another brand.  ...  "
Fit
 7
take, space, much, light, easy
+57%
-43%
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" ...  This fits that bill.  ...  "
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" ...  I received 2 Smart Plugs for Christmas after falling in love with the one a friend of mine bought for me and installed.  ...  "
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" ...  Fit very well into the light socket and doesn’t take up too much space.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to change the "name" of the plug to fit my desires.  ...  "
ISP
 6
router, far, worked, wireless
+67%
-33%
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" ...  I plugged my wireless router into it.  ...  "
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" ...  and their addresses.  ...  "
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" ...  However, works seamlessly so far.  ...  "
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" ...  Has worked flawlessly so far!  ...  "
Delivery
 5
arrived, buy, 99, 19
+100%
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" ...  Delivery was as promised!  ...  "
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" ...  price and delivery was right on  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived in time, works fine.  ...  "
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" ...  My local Best Buy has free 1-2 day delivery and the $19.99.  ...  "
Volume
 4
lamp, annoying, turn, sound, room
+50%
-50%
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" ...  The loud click when it activates is annoying  ...  "
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" ...  it emits a very high pitch sound when the lamp is not on.  ...  "
Overall performance
 4
+100%
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" ...  I only wish it were smaller, but it does the job.  ...  "
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" ...  Fast response time.  ...  "
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" ...  Fast set up .  ...  "
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" ...  It does the job.  ...  "
Lagging
 4
alexa
-100%
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" ...  Still disconnects all the time.  ...  "
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" ...  Significant lag between Commands and response to Alexa  ...  "
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" ...  It keeps on needing to be reset.  ...  "
Storage
 4
take, power, much, light, behind
+75%
-25%
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" ...  I Have been using to turn a space heater on and off as it is rather for 15 amps.  ...  "
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" ...  It has never failed or glitched but I do feel that it is very large and takes up more space on the wall than expected.  ...  "
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" ...  Fit very well into the light socket and doesn’t take up too much space.  ...  "
Build Quality
 4
plug
+75%
-25%
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" ...  Pretty good construction, wish I can ask about the status of the plug and letting me know if the plug is on or not  ...  "
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" ...  Materials seemed like good quality.  ...  "
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" ...  This one is well-made and durable and I will definitely be ordering more.  ...  "
For Travel
 3
lamp, home
+100%
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" ...  We used it while on vacation and it worked great.  ...  "
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" ...  I was literally able to turn on the lights in my home from my flight home.  ...  "
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" ...  Before I got the smart plugs I typically just left a lamp on in the room after dark so that I didn't trip on something before I reached a lamp to turn it on.  ...  "
For Fun
 3
alexa
+100%
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" ...  Lots of fun.  ...  "
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" ...  I had a lot of fun using it with my cat.  ...  "
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" ...  My girls asked for these for Christmas and it is fun to know they work as said.  ...  "
Power Consumption
 3
+33%
-67%
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" ...  Only worked for about a week, afterwards it did not emit any power  ...  "
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" ...  They lack the ability to monitor energy usage as well.  ...  "
Speed
 3
seconds
+100%
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" ...  We had it working in less than 5 minutes.  ...  "
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" ...  Took all of 2 seconds.  ...  "
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" ...  Took all of 30 seconds.  ...  "
Bluetooth
 3
stopped, month, echo dot
+67%
-33%
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" ...  Bluetoothing, pairing and grouping Was a breeze.  ...  "
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" ...  Paired easily with my Echo Dot.  ...  "
Comfort
 3
asleep, another
+100%
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" ...  Would highly recommend to anyone wanting a little more comfort and ease in their life.  ...  "
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" ...  An added bonus: When I'm falling asleep the slightest movement can stimulate me back into wakefulness, so I LOVE being able to simply ask Alexa to turn off the lamps just as I'm falling asleep.  ...  "
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" ...  Hands free operation for turning light on and off.  ...  "

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