Last Updated: 28 Jan 2019 (Refresh Now)

Smart Plug 2 Packs TanTan WiFi Enabled Mini Smart Socket Timer Outlet Work with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant No Hub Required Remote Control Your Devices from Anywhere ETL Listed

Last Updated: 28 Jan 2019 (Refresh Now)
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Software Platform
 335
app, google home, plugs, smart life app, echo
+84%
-16%
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" ...  Works with my Alexa step (I am sure it will work with google home as well).  ...  "
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" ...  For everything else they are great and Alexa responds well.  ...  "
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" ...  Alexa turns them on via voice too which is a bonus.  ...  "
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" ...  Works very fast, and can control from my phone via the Google Home App.  ...  "
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" ...  They work great with my Echo device I would definitely buy more! ... I can now turn on my Christmas tree lights and lights outside on by just saying Alexa turn on my tree lights, or from the app on my phone anywhere!  ...  "
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" ...  Super simple to set up once you have the Smart Life app, and it integrates seamlessly with Google Assistant.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this to work with Alexa and turn on the lights when I get home and it works great, especially that days are shorter and you may have your hands full .  ...  "
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" ...  The app walks you right through setup and they are exceptionally responsive.  ...  "
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Device Compatibility
 297
connect, echo, app, plugs, smart
+82%
-18%
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" ...  Returned for Amazon smart plug, which connected right away.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use, works with Alexa, set on and off programs!  ...  "
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" ...  Love the fact I do not need a hub to make these work like the zwave ones I deal with all the time for work.  ...  "
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" ...  It took a few tries to get the first one hooked up. ... I use them with Alexa. ... They have stayed connected .  ...  "
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" ...  It's so nice to simple tell Alexa to turn on the light when walking into a dark room and during the holidays, with the help of these plugs, we can tell Alexa to turn on the Christmas lights, turn off the Christmas lights, turn on the Christmas tree, etc.  ...  "
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" ...  Works great with Alexa .  ...  "
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" ...  Works with my phone anywhere I have an internet connection.  ...  "
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" ...  All my other smart devices work as expected.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 236
easy to set, set, easy to use, easy to install, easy to setup
+96%
-4%
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" ...  Easy to set up.  ...  "
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" ...  I have since bought a different brand and the set up was super easy.  ...  "
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" ...  Simple easy from the get go.  ...  "
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" ...  It was super easy to setup and WOW it just works!  ...  "
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" ...  Super easy to install.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to set up.  ...  "
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" ...  Super easy to set up.  ...  "
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" ...  Setup was fairly easy and they work as expected.  ...  "
Setup
 181
set, easy, easy to install, easy to setup, easy to set
+95%
-5%
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" ...  UPDATE: The vendor worked with me and got it all setup as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Setup was reasonably straight forward.  ...  "
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" ...  I successfully got things going by searching a YouTube video on setup, which was a breeze.  ...  "
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" ...  These plugs were easy to setup and operate.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to setup and use.  ...  "
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" ...  The last ones I bought from Bestek were easy to setup and I had them running within 5 mins of starting.  ...  "
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" ...  After going over the instructions the set up was pretty straight forward.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install and can control both independently or at thr same time with easy grouping with Alexa.  ...  "
Apps
 159
alexa, smart life app, plugs, google home, connect
+77%
-23%
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" ...  Just download the Smart Life app, plug it in, plug in appliance and follow app instructions.  ...  "
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" ...  I made Chrome my default browser and linking was successful.  ...  "
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" ...  The only setback was that I had to install a new app for the plugs, then connect it to the Alexa app.  ...  "
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" ...  Everything is set up and working through the Smart Life app. ... The product works great when setting timer through the Smart Life App, but I really wanted to be able to control this by voice through Alexa.  ...  "
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" ...  Easily connects to Smart Life app.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use, works with Alexa, set on and off programs!  ...  "
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" ...  Bought these, downloaded the app, etc.  ...  "
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" ...  Works great with Alexa & Google Assistant.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 83
months, stopped working, weeks, plugs, error
+46%
-54%
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" ...  Error in judgment.  ...  "
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" ...  Product stopped working a few months after use. ... Don’t know if I got two defective ones or the entire lineup Is faulty.  ...  "
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" ...  Should probaly have waited another year or two for them to work out the bugs  ...  "
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" ...  But after 3 weeks it stopped working completely.  ...  "
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" ...  I purchased six of these plugs over the course of a several-month period. ... I sent them the dates - which can clearly be seen in the original screenshots - a week ago and still haven't received a response. ... In total, it has been more than a month since my initial contact and the issue remains unresolved.  ...  "
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" ...  Just two months. ... Now they are not working any more. ... It only has one month refundable.  ...  "
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" ...  Two of the plugs worked fine but one of them was faulty. ... It kept throwing up this error message and would not activate.  ...  "
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" ...  It failed 3 times in a row.  ...  "
Ports
 54
outlet, plugs, smart, smart plugs, wifi
+67%
-33%
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" ...  Well this is where these WiFi plugs won me over.  ...  "
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" ...  I am loving this plug!!  ...  "
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" ...  WiFi plugs that work well that enable a smart home are here!  ...  "
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" ...  If I had known this, i probably would have just bought the Amazon smart plugs instead.  ...  "
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" ...  Note that I used another outlet form a different room in my house to try the second mini smart plug, thinking that maybe there was something wrong with the first outlet I used (although the lamp would not blink if I plugged it directly to the outlet ... so clearly the mini smart plug was creating the problem).  ...  "
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" ...  It took me an hour to connect both plugs but then it worked and it was great.  ...  "
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" ...  Both smart plugs work great.  ...  "
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" ...  Awesome smart plugs.  ...  "
Wifi
 51
connect, network, wi fi, plugs, app
+51%
-49%
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" ...  I was worried when I read these reviews, but mine are working and the WiFi range is pretty impressive.  ...  "
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" ...  Set-up and connecting to my Wi-Fi was a breeze, it practically did all the work for me.  ...  "
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" ...  Once done, I turned the 5ghz WiFi signal back on.  ...  "
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" ...  Easily connected to my wi-fi!  ...  "
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" ...  I'll start off by saying when I first saw these, and by these I mean any WiFi plug, I will say the cost is high for just being able to turn on a lamp.  ...  "
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" ...  After I realized I had to change my 2.4ghz WiFi the set up was extremely easy.  ...  "
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" ...  This could be a factor due to distance from my router as I was plugging these in downstairs and my WiFi router is upstairs. ... Able to operate unit away from home as long as I have access to WiFi.  ...  "
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" ...  Quick and easy to connect with my Home wifi.  ...  "
Price
 42
money, worth, cost, waste of money, waste
+67%
-33%
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" ...  The price is just like any other smart plug in the market.  ...  "
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" ...  Awesome quality for a great price!  ...  "
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" ...  They both work really responsive and you really can’t beat the price. ... Specially if you’re starting out with your smart home and don’t want to spend a lot of money.  ...  "
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" ...  Good price for the unit.  ...  "
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" ...  And a good price.  ...  "
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" ...  Good deal for the money.  ...  "
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" ...  That part is kind of annoying but for the price it's worth dealing with .  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent cost-benefit.  ...  "
Capacity
 35
house, room, rooms, lights, lamp
+100%
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" ...  We have also enjoyed using the plugs with lamps throughout our home.  ...  "
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" ...  Will use them for some lamps in my living room once I take my trees down.  ...  "
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" ...  I also use it to turn on lamp in the same room.  ...  "
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" ...  Coming home late at night I always click the light on in our living room from the app before I get out of my vehicle and it gives me so much comfort.  ...  "
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" ...  i use this for my bedroom lamp. ... This is perfect for me to shut it off and turn it on from my bed, or anywhere in my house!  ...  "
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" ...  Name each device (bedroom light, fan, etc.)  ...  "
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" ...  So my wife has those smell good, scent pots all over our house. ... Now im looking around the house for a reason to buy more!  ...  "
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" ...  I set up the first one for a living room lamp that is behind a recliner and it has a floor switch to turn on and off.  ...  "
Network
 32
router, network, 2 4ghz, connect, 5ghz
+56%
-44%
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" ...  This could be a factor due to distance from my router as I was plugging these in downstairs and my WiFi router is upstairs. ... I could of set these up upstairs next to my router and then move downstairs later, regardless it still worked out great. ... Able to operate unit away from home as long as I have access to WiFi.  ...  "
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" ...  Understand it’s capabilities such as volts, max amps and compatible WiFi signal.  ...  "
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" ...  Eventually I was knocked off the network because of a router event.  ...  "
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" ...  Range seemed fine too.  ...  "
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" ...  I literally had to walk outside across the street for my 5ghz connection to drop and for my 2.4ghz to connect just so I can connect these to my network.  ...  "
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" ...  Says for 2.4ghz but got it working on my 5ghz WiFi!  ...  "
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" ...  Both devices see the two smart sockets that I placed in different rooms.  ...  "
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" ...  After I realized I had to change my 2.4ghz WiFi the set up was extremely easy.  ...  "
Features
 29
light, lights, timer, turning, control
+83%
-17%
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" ...  Can set a schedule for turning on appliances/lights.  ...  "
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" ...  I’ve already set up the in-app timers so my lights turn on at sunset and I don’t have to walk into a dark house after work.  ...  "
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" ...  I also love that there is a timer feature, so my light goes on at a certain time for my pup every weekday and my Christmas tree shuts off automatically every night!  ...  "
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" ...  They are used to control lamps and provide automatic control when I'm not around.  ...  "
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" ...  Great addition for lights or anything where a switch can be in the on position.  ...  "
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" ...  Will help with home security when I am out of town and need to turn lights on and off.  ...  "
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" ...  Work very well to turn on lamps or small appliances timer also .  ...  "
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" ...  basically just like turning the light on by the switch.  ...  "
Returns
 27
returning, sending, replacement, refund, past
+15%
-85%
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" ...  Had to return them .  ...  "
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" ...  Unfortunately I had waited too long to try them out and then missed the amazon window to return them.  ...  "
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" ...  I returned this item.  ...  "
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" ...  Will be returning.  ...  "
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" ...  The return policy.  ...  "
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" ...  I already have the other 2 working and I don’t want to return all of them.  ...  "
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" ...  Throwing them in the trash.  ...  "
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" ...  Now I have two dead units that are past the replacement/return window.  ...  "
Marketplace
 27
works as advertised, works, product, thank, exactly as described
+85%
-15%
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" ...  Thank you for your great product!  ...  "
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" ...  Product works as advertised!  ...  "
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" ...  Just as described.  ...  "
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" ...  I received replacements from vendor in a timely manner and they work like champions .  ...  "
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" ...  Works just as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Item was exactly as described!  ...  "
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" ...  Works just as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised. ... Only had for a few days but will likely order more.  ...  "
Cables
 23
extension cord, wall, plugs work great, outlet, love these plugs
+91%
-9%
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" ...  Plugs were a value for the money and well made.  ...  "
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" ...  Love these plugs  ...  "
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" ...  Very happy with these plugs.  ...  "
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" ...  Love these plugs.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the fact that a set of white lights I use,strictly for ambience, I don't have to reach for the extension cord and manually hook it up.  ...  "
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" ...  I really enjoy these plugs!  ...  "
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" ...  They are set up to handle 3 prong plugs. ... They also stand out from the wall outlet and when plugging an extension cord into them they do torque on the outlet. ... These Tula plugs are the catsmeow. ... They can handle 3 prong plugs.  ...  "
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" ...  Well priced plugs.  ...  "
Product As Described
 14
works, product, exactly as described, described, worked
+93%
-7%
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" ...  Item was exactly as described!  ...  "
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" ...  Works just as described.  ...  "
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" ...  This product worked exactly as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Just as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Everything worked as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Product works as advertised!  ...  "
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" ...  Work as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as advertised.  ...  "
Delivery
 14
delivered, arrived, quickly, package, described
+86%
-14%
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" ...  Package was delivered very quickly with other products, and I could hardly wait to get home to get them up and running.  ...  "
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" ...  Delivered on time!  ...  "
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" ...  Product works just as described and arrived in perfect condition.  ...  "
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" ...  It arrived before the ship date.  ...  "
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" ...  Delivered on time.  ...  "
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" ...  the package arrived quickly and with no problems.  ...  "
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" ...  Great fast shipping and well packaged ready to go right out of the box.  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived on time, works as should and as described.  ...  "
Size
 14
bulky, compact, works, size, set
+79%
-21%
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" ...  the only thing keeping this from being a five star is the size.  ...  "
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" ...  They're easy to set up and they're small and cute.  ...  "
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" ...  The quality is awesome, the functionality is AWESOME, the size is awesome!!!  ...  "
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" ...  Very compact and simple to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Not to bulky.  ...  "
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" ...  Terrific small and fast, wish all were this good  ...  "
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" ...  A small challenge to set up but works well.  ...  "
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" ...  I liked how compact they were  ...  "
Controls
 9
control, voice, turn, press, voice control
+78%
-22%
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" ...  These plugs have been a nice addition to our house, and a great replacement for the old fashioned timer with the little click buttons for every 15 minutes.  ...  "
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" ...  Then I started playing around with the Tula Sft and found that there is a timer schedule option also.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to switch things on and off at the click of a button.  ...  "
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" ...  I can control lamps by Alexia with no additional parts  ...  "
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" ...  One word with Alexa or a tap on a button on on my phone and they're ON!!  ...  "
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" ...  Love that I can control things remotely and even when I am not at home!  ...  "
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" ...  After that, I was able to control it using my voice no problem.  ...  "
Overall performance
 8
set, really, weeks, super, job
+88%
-13%
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" ...  I sat next to it clicking it on and off a couple of times and have no hiccups or glitches.  ...  "
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" ...  They respond so fast.  ...  "
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" ...  work really fast  ...  "
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" ...  Other than that it does its job  ...  "
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" ...  hard to set up but once done great results.  ...  "
As Gift
 7
lamps, gifts, gift, christmas, yet
+100%
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" ...  This was bought as a gift and she loved it!  ...  "
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" ...  I have bought several sets for myself and several sets for gifts!!  ...  "
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" ...  I haven't opened it yet it's my Christmas present  ...  "
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" ...  This was a gift for a friend, so i tested to make sure they worked before giving them.  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect for the holidays to automate the Christmas Tree.  ...  "
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" ...  Super convenient I'm going to buy more for Christmas gifts  ...  "
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" ...  Have them on lamps and now on Christmas tree.  ...  "
ISP
 7
worked, perfectly, password, modem, connection
+57%
-43%
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" ...  Worked perfectly until we upgraded our router/modem.  ...  "
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" ...  That connection worked perfectly for me.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to setup as long as you do so by the router.  ...  "
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" ...  Works with my phone anywhere I have an internet connection.  ...  "
Fit
 7
plugs, fit two, fit, wall, two
+57%
-43%
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" ...  This works really well, I just wish it would allow for two plugs to fit in a normal outlet.  ...  "
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" ...  You can fit two diagonally in a double-gang.  ...  "
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" ...  Everything works well, but I would love if I was able to fit two of them in a wall socket.  ...  "
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" ...  The plugs themselves are large so you need to make sure you have the necessary "clearance" to fit your plug on top of the outlet.  ...  "
Comfort
 7
time, pain, work, select, get
+57%
-43%
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" ...  The product came on-time in good shape.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s great my phone is always in my hand it makes life so much easier I’ve got to get more which is my only downside I can only control one thing per plug at a time.  ...  "
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" ...  I have them in my girls' room to turn off there lamps when they fall asleep.  ...  "
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" ...  The vendor communicated proactively, and it was a great head start.  ...  "
Clock
 5
alarm, turning, turn, timer, morning
+100%
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" ...  Great for turning on/off that lamp out of reach at bedtime and set a timer for the lamp to come on in the morning.  ...  "
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" ...  Great to have a pot of coffee waiting when the my alarm goes off.  ...  "
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" ...  It draws power to run a mechanical clock.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought it to supplement my morning alarm by turning on the lights .  ...  "
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" ...  Ha e mine set up on 2 lamps and an alarm  ...  "
Lagging
 5
google home
+40%
-60%
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" ...  I supplied the info, and waited for the response, which was "I am so sorry for my delay.  ...  "
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" ...  Tried to reset them, but nothing.  ...  "
Remote
 5
smart, hours, echo, dot, control
+80%
-20%
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" ...  The smart sockets work flawlessly after the initial bump to make them work from a remote location . ... I have been testing them from different remote parts and they work as designed.  ...  "
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" ...  I use one for the living room light which was used with a remote control.  ...  "
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" ...  Before getting these TanTan smart plugs, I had the radio frequency (RF) plugs with remotes.  ...  "
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" ...  Love to be able to remote control the light switches--bad for items that don't auto start or auto turn on.  ...  "
User Manual
 4
read
+50%
-50%
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" ...  I read the instruction manual, and tips from other reviewers.  ...  "
For Kids
 4
daughter, fun, 2
+100%
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" ...  My 14 year old daughter set these up.  ...  "
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" ...  These are fun & amazing little gems.  ...  "
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" ...  Kids love that they can speak to Alexa and these plugs do what we say.  ...  "
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" ...  I started with 2 loved them so much I bought 2 for my daughter.  ...  "
Coffee
 4
pot, turn, makers, maker, like
+100%
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" ...  One controls my coffee pot and one for my fan in my room. ... Very cool to wake up and say "Alexa turn coffee on".  ...  "
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" ...  Great to have a pot of coffee waiting when the my alarm goes off.  ...  "
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" ...  I really like how I can turn on lights or electric blanket before bed time and It even works with my coffee pot.  ...  "
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" ...  And if you wanted to they can handle a coffee maker.  ...  "
Sound Quality
 4
sound, one, make, clicking, like
+75%
-25%
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" ...  I have one doing my Surround Sound Stereo and Subwoofer, the other plug is for the light .  ...  "
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" ...  follow by "Alex, play ___" gets me music on my home stereo.  ...  "
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" ...  But expect solid state relays inside, which make a clicking sound, unlike higher end outlets that are silent.  ...  "
Defective Delivery
 4
defective
-100%
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" ...  Don’t know if I got two defective ones or the entire lineup Is faulty.  ...  "
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" ...  Came in Damaged and does not work!  ...  "
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" ...  2 out of three defective is already enough.  ...  "
Call quality
 4
turn, use, lights, control, command
+100%
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" ...  nice to use voice command in those situations.  ...  "
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" ...  My wife was wowed by being able to turn her lights on an off with her voice.  ...  "
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" ...  I use them with voice command to turn lights on and off in my apartment and have never had any issues with them.  ...  "
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" ...  After that, I was able to control it using my voice no problem.  ...  "
Pedometer
 3
step, set, followed, directions
+100%
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" ...  These are far less expensive per item but require a few extra steps to work with Echo.  ...  "
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" ...  I just followed step by step directions followed prompts and I was set!  ...  "
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" ...  They offered multiple suggestions on steps to take and genuinely seemed to want to solve this.  ...  "
Video Playback
 3
videos, set
+100%
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" ...  There are videos on YouTube .  ...  "
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" ...  Set up was a breeze, especially after watching the video guide on YouTube first.  ...  "
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" ...  Youtube videos on set up as well.  ...  "
Power Consumption
 3
water
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  It helps me saving on electricity and water bills.  ...  "
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" ...  I particularly like the small form factor of the power socket.  ...  "
Build Quality
 3
feel, weeks, solid
+33%
-67%
comment
" ...  Just be careful on what you plug into it.  ...  "
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" ...  Broke in two weeks  ...  "

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