Last Updated: 22 Mar 2019

Smart plug Gosund Mini Wifi Outlet Compatible with Alexa Google Home IFTTT No Hub Required Remote Control your home appliances from Anywhere ETL Certified 4 piece

Last Updated: 22 Mar 2019
7.8
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Software Platform
 391
app, google home, plugs, smart life app, smart
+78%
-22%
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" ...  Easy to set up with Amazon echo and easy app to set up timers, schedules, etc.  ...  "
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" ...  Since they work with the Smart Life app, I'm able to select Sunset and select my location, and they automatically adjust to that day's scheduled time for Sunset.  ...  "
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" ...  The Go Smart app needs to be downloaded on your phone and in the Alexa app. ... Open Alexa app and add devices, find the Go Smart device. ... Once you sync the outlets to your Go Smart phone app, then you can open the Alexa app and the Go Smart devices and discover them. ... We have light strips plugged into the Gosund outlets and coming home in the evening and simply saying “Alexa, turn on the lights” is nice compared to finding a switch in the dark.  ...  "
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" ...  Works smoothly with google assustant.  ...  "
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" ...  The app also allows to to set a schedule so that it will turn on and off for desired days and times.  ...  "
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" ...  You simply download the Smart Life App as instructed when receiving the plug(s), Go to Google Home - add device and walaa.  ...  "
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" ...  I use the SmartHome app to control them from my Android phone.  ...  "
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" ...  I use mine for lights and they work great with my echo dot and Alexa or my IPhone.  ...  "
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Device Compatibility
 326
connect, app, plugs, smart, echo
+69%
-31%
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" ...  I have them controlling four lights, all hooked up to our Alexa. ... So easy just to say “Alexa, turn on lights”, and they’re on.  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect with the Echo Dot!  ...  "
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" ...  Was nice to be able to turn on the Christmas lights from my phone.  ...  "
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" ...  Still trying to connect to Echo, otherwise it's a great device for the money.  ...  "
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" ...  Once I Googled how to set them up, they work perfectly with my Amazon Echo devices.  ...  "
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" ...  I love being able to do everything from my phone!  ...  "
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" ...  These were so simple to set up for both use and to use with Alexa!  ...  "
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" ...  Hard to Pair but works well once I figured out the process  ...  "
Ease of Use
 253
easy to set, set, easy to use, app, setup
+94%
-6%
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" ...  Very easy to sync and get set up.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to set up.  ...  "
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" ...  Simple to install.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use  ...  "
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" ...  Easy setup with the app and Google Assistant.  ...  "
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" ...  Had to do annul set up but super easy and works like a charm  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install.  ...  "
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" ...  Setup was easy if you pick the correct app.  ...  "
Apps
 208
alexa, smart life app, google home, plugs, apps
+77%
-23%
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" ...  Download the app (I used phone number to register instead of email, it was easier). ... Confirm on app that light is flashing rapidly. ... Select works with google and then find Smart Life on the list. ... It will link the plugs from the Smart Life app to your google home app and now you have verbal command over the outlet!!  ...  "
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" ...  Works with Google Assistant easily. ... Just have to download a seperate app (I think "Smart Life", its on iOS and Android). ... You can set scenes and schedules within that app if you wanted and do everything else in Google Home.  ...  "
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" ...  The app made it easy to turn it all on and off at once with one tap (after a little setup).  ...  "
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" ...  App programming gives a lot of flexibility.  ...  "
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" ...  Need to download a 3rd party app and set up a separate account.  ...  "
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" ...  I downloaded the app and set up an account.  ...  "
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" ...  The Go Smart app needs to be downloaded on your phone and in the Alexa app. ... Open Alexa app and add devices, find the Go Smart device.  ...  "
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" ...  First, install the GO SMART app on your phone. ... Then, install the Smart Life skill on your Alexa app. ... Now set up the plugs one by one in the GO SMART app. ... You can always go back into the GO SMART app later to rename them though. ... Finally, go into your Alexa app in the devices tab - it should see the new devices automatically via the Smart Life skill.  ...  "
Setup
 202
setup, set, easy to setup, instructions, easy to install
+90%
-10%
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" ...  The app made it easy to turn it all on and off at once with one tap (after a little setup).  ...  "
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" ...  Very easy to connect and easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to setup and use.  ...  "
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" ...  Plug in, setup and forget about it.  ...  "
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" ...  Setup was easy if you pick the correct app.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to setup through the Smarthome app.  ...  "
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" ...  This is the first time to setup smart plug.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install and works great so far.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 76
weeks, 4, failed, worked, month
+58%
-42%
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" ...  Have never failed on me even once.  ...  "
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" ...  It is very reliable.  ...  "
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" ...  Works well, no problems or issues .  ...  "
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" ...  Overall these have consistently worked as expected.  ...  "
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" ...  Have 4 plugs working and so far so good.  ...  "
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" ...  Has been working flawlessly for about 3 weeks .  ...  "
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" ...  Will update to 5 stars if they make thru the first 90 days without issue.  ...  "
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" ...  I would've liked to just receive two functioning units as I love the two that work!  ...  "
Price
 58
money, waste of money, product, cost, worth the money
+78%
-22%
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" ...  A little tricky getting a these things linked, but once that was done, they are awesome and a steal at that price for 4.  ...  "
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" ...  The Price is right.  ...  "
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" ...  4 units for the price I got it at was a great value.  ...  "
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" ...  I was very skeptical of these based on cost and bad experiences with this type of technology.  ...  "
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" ...  Otherwise, a reasonable price for a good product.  ...  "
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" ...  great product for reasonable price.  ...  "
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" ...  Awesome way to make a smart home without spending lot of money.  ...  "
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" ...  I got these at this price ($35).  ...  "
Wifi
 54
network, router, connect, 2 4ghz, wi fi
+43%
-57%
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" ...  Kept telling me my router wasn't 2.4Ghz, it is.  ...  "
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" ...  WiFi test is always good but they are constantly OFFLINE so that you can't use them!  ...  "
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" ...  Won't stay connected to wifi for more than 2 minutes.  ...  "
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" ...  Even when the sockets weren’t being used they sucked the life out of my Wi-Fi so much nothing else worked.  ...  "
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" ...  We had to change our network password and now they won't connect to the WiFi. ... I get a message that says "only support 2.4GHz WiFi network".  ...  "
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" ...  These will not work with high speed (5.6ghz) wifi! ... I got it to work with the Smart Home app on my phone by switching my phone temporarily to the 2.4ghz wifi, but short of resetting the my Google Home mini to use the slow wifi (2.4ghz), which I am not going to do, I could not get it to work with Google Home.  ...  "
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" ...  I even tried one in the same room as my router, put my phone exclusively on WiFi, and the app still couldn't identify the plug.  ...  "
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" ...  It connects to WiFi for one day and then disconnects thereafter  ...  "
Ports
 50
plugs, smart, outlet, outlets, smart plugs
+74%
-26%
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" ...  Three prong outlet is necessary but I just bought adapters.  ...  "
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" ...  We plug our lamps into these outlets and they work great!  ...  "
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" ...  I like that there is NO hub.  ...  "
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" ...  As others have said limits what you can also plug into the outlets as it is larger than just a square plug.  ...  "
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" ...  You can turn any outlet and device into a smart product.  ...  "
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" ...  I have multiple smart outlets in my home -- this has proven to be a great buy.  ...  "
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" ...  Specially it "no hub requested" so you dont need to spend extra money for the hub, it a win win for our old house.  ...  "
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" ...  Purchased tp link plugs and they linked quickly with no issue.  ...  "
Capacity
 42
living room, lights, lamps, set, around the house
+98%
-2%
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" ...  I'm currently using 2 to control my lamps in the living room and a fan and lamp in my master bedroom with both my Amazon Echo Dots and Google Home Mini with no issues.  ...  "
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" ...  I set up 3 groups: Living Room, Family Room and All Lights.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought these to use to turn on and off my Christmas tree and various lighted decorations around my house. ... After Christmas I will use them on lamps around the house.  ...  "
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" ...  Now no more touring around the house morn & eve turning off & on lamps,etc.  ...  "
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" ...  Work great around the house.  ...  "
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" ...  Use these for lights in my bedroom and living room.  ...  "
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" ...  I will be getting more for the house.  ...  "
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" ...  I have these all over my house.  ...  "
Network
 37
network, router, connect, 2 4ghz, 2 4 ghz
+46%
-54%
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" ...  We had to change our network password and now they won't connect to the WiFi. ... I get a message that says "only support 2.4GHz WiFi network".  ...  "
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" ...  It will not connect to mu wifi.  ...  "
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" ...  Kept telling me my router wasn't 2.4Ghz, it is.  ...  "
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" ...  It connects to WiFi for one day and then disconnects thereafter  ...  "
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" ...  None of the 4 plugs could even find my WiFi signal.  ...  "
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" ...  Maybe it's an issue with my wi-fi (whose router is very close to the outlet), but I lost patience with trying to connect these outlets.  ...  "
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" ...  They don't connect to the network.  ...  "
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" ...  I can't get them to recognize the network.  ...  "
Features
 34
timer, turn, christmas, light, control
+88%
-12%
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" ...  We are using this for various lamps & lighting for now.  ...  "
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" ...  I have set them to auto turn on/ off my living room lamps.  ...  "
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" ...  we'll leave the light on for you.  ...  "
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" ...  Can put lights or whatever on a timer.  ...  "
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" ...  able to control lighting remotely  ...  "
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" ...  I bought 4 in December and the ease of programming and their self correcting after a power outage is a great feature.  ...  "
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" ...  My outside Christmas lights and inside Christmas tree lights did too.  ...  "
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" ...  This is like modern day "clap on, clap off" for lights.  ...  "
Marketplace
 31
described, product, advertised, works, help
+77%
-23%
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" ...  The seller ships fast  ...  "
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" ...  WORKS AS DESCRIBED  ...  "
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" ...  Thank you, Myra!!!  ...  "
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" ...  Does exactly as stated.  ...  "
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" ...  This is one of those products that works exactly as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Amazon was quick to give me a replacement.  ...  "
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" ...  Prime order, so came in 2 days, perfect!  ...  "
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" ...  But they are compatible!  ...  "
Returns
 30
back, returning, returned, refund, amazon
+13%
-87%
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" ...  And I can’t send back to long ago bought.  ...  "
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" ...  Returning for refund.  ...  "
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" ...  Hopefully this will get fixed  ...  "
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" ...  Considering reaching out for a return.  ...  "
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" ...  I'll be sending them back.  ...  "
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" ...  The company told me after trying the two manuals, I could get a refund. ... Upon asking for a refund, they referred me to an overseas number to call and said they could not process refunds and I would have to contact Amazon.  ...  "
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" ...  This was really hard to set up and eventually I gave up and returned it.  ...  "
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" ...  Had to return the product. ... Attempted for hours and finally gave up.  ...  "
Cables
 19
plug, love, smart, work, quite
+89%
-11%
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" ...  Like these plugs.  ...  "
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" ...  Love the plugs.  ...  "
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" ...  These plugs are awesome!  ...  "
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" ...  Plugs will eventually separate from itself.  ...  "
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" ...  We really like our plugs.  ...  "
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" ...  I love these plugs.  ...  "
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" ...  These smart plugs are quite nifty.  ...  "
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" ...  I love these smart plugs!  ...  "
Controls
 18
control, turn, voice, via, side
+56%
-44%
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" ...  Can control from anywhere via the app.  ...  "
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" ...  able to control lighting remotely  ...  "
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" ...  with the lastest google home app, I need to go to user->settings->more settings->home control->assistant->home control->press + button->choose smart life and link with your smart life account.  ...  "
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" ...  If you really want voice control over your lighting, stereo, etc, these actually work.  ...  "
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" ...  Control is instant when just used through Smart Life.  ...  "
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" ...  Controls lamps, tv, etc.  ...  "
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" ...  I like how you can turn it on and off on your phone or device but there is also a button to do the same on the unit.  ...  "
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" ...  Simple Toggle on/off.  ...  "
Product As Described
 13
advertised, works, worked, work, exactly
+92%
-8%
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" ...  Works as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Does exactly as stated.  ...  "
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" ...  Work as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Came on time exactly as advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  Works as described.  ...  "
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" ...  work as advertised  ...  "
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" ...  Work as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Worked as described .  ...  "
Delivery
 12
work, time, shipping, packaging, described
+92%
-8%
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" ...  This is a great product and comes in a neatly packaged box.  ...  "
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" ...  They arrived earlier than expected and work great!  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent shipping and packaging, also  ...  "
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" ...  Delivered on time.  ...  "
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" ...  I received my product a couple days before scheduled and was very happy.  ...  "
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" ...  Product as described and delivered on time.  ...  "
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" ...  A++++ service and product received as described  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived quickly, with no problems, and they work great.  ...  "
As Gift
 8
gift, set, gave
+88%
-13%
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" ...  I use them for Christmas tree as well as Scentsy warmers.  ...  "
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" ...  Gave as a gift.  ...  "
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" ...  I will be ordering more and also gave them out as gifts.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought a set for myself and a set for a friend as a gift.  ...  "
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" ...  Love these for the holidays for all the Christmas decorations!  ...  "
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" ...  I'm glad I tried this before Christmas, as one set was for a gift.  ...  "
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" ...  Just time for the Christmas tree to go up!  ...  "
Call quality
 7
control, work, alexa, way, texts
+71%
-29%
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" ...  If you really want voice control over your lighting, stereo, etc, these actually work.  ...  "
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" ...  I use these to be able to turn my TVs on and off by voice along with my lamps.  ...  "
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" ...  Just your voice and you are the MAN, or woman of course.  ...  "
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" ...  Was easy to use with voice control.  ...  "
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" ...  Added the skill to my new Alexa dot and now they all work with voice control.  ...  "
Size
 7
outlet, bulky, round, plug, use
+86%
-14%
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" ...  They are compact.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the small round shape.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm happy with it and it makes carrying in groceries at night easier!  ...  "
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" ...  supper handy~~~i love it  ...  "
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" ...  Nice size, also!  ...  "
For Running
 6
minutes, work, plugs
+83%
-17%
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" ...  In under 30 minutes (there was 20 learning curve on first light) that 4 plugs are up and running.  ...  "
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" ...  The great part is that these plugs really do work simply, and I've turned things on a lot of times without it running into issues.  ...  "
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" ...  Up and running in just a few minutes.  ...  "
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" ...  Everything was up and running in 15 minutes.  ...  "
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" ...  ), 30min after that ALL 4 were in use and running perfectly!  ...  "
For Kids
 6
lights, bedroom
+100%
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" ...  Mostly, now my kids think I’m magic.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought them for my children for Christmas for their homes.  ...  "
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" ...  Kids love that they can turn on the lamps now.  ...  "
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" ...  Have this set up on lights, in kids bedroom.  ...  "
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" ...  Now do you have something that works on kids?  ...  "
ISP
 6
wifi, settings, routers, modem, 5ghz
+50%
-50%
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" ...  It says it will only connect using 2.4mghrz internet.  ...  "
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" ...  Also, connectivity was finicky.  ...  "
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" ...  It does not work with standard WiFi connections providing by local services (ie Comcast, optimumun, etc)  ...  "
For Travel
 5
turn, lighting, go
+100%
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" ...  I am getting ready to go on vacation and needed lights to go on in the evening.  ...  "
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" ...  And we can turn them on and off from anywhere in the world if we're traveling and set them to turn on/off automatically on a schedule.  ...  "
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" ...  Can go get n vacation and leave the lights on or off.  ...  "
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" ...  We used these during a recent trip and they worked great!  ...  "
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" ...  We were heading out on vacation for a couple of weeks and wanted an easy solution to operate our inside lighting.  ...  "
Print Quality
 5
instructions, small, read, directions, could
+20%
-80%
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" ...  If you think teensie-weensie print instructions on something folded like a map into the size of a postage stamp are hard to read, your eyeballs will fall out trying to read these microscopic instructions with a light grey text on white background.  ...  "
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" ...  The directions are in such small print that I couldn’t read it with glasses on!  ...  "
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" ...  The printed instructions were almost useless.  ...  "
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" ...  The instructions are printed so small and faint that it's about impossible to read them.  ...  "
Remote
 5
want, turn, control, smartlife, app
+100%
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" ...  These are the smallest remote switching devices I've seen.  ...  "
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" ...  If you just want remote control rather than home automation, their app is fine by itself.  ...  "
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" ...  I think for the price, these are a good value if you want remote control of your outlets.  ...  "
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" ...  I use it to turn on and off some ubiquiti antenas that I have in a remote place.  ...  "
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" ...  Works OK, very helpfull for remote controlling  ...  "
Fit
 5
would, square, sounded, since, outlet
+80%
-20%
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" ...  can’t put two side by side of your outlet is horizontal  ...  "
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" ...  However they would fit outlets better if they were square.  ...  "
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" ...  Smart plugs sounded like an ok idea.  ...  "
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" ...  One of the plugs kept going offline at first but has since been consistent.  ...  "
Comfort
 5
set, shape, round
+60%
-40%
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" ...  I like the small round shape.  ...  "
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" ...  Love walking in and being able to turn my lights on when my hands are full.  ...  "
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" ...  Still they can be a pain to set up, but one that is accomplished they are great!  ...  "
User Manual
 4
instruction, setup, option, installation
+25%
-75%
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" ...  Instructions manual is also poorly written.  ...  "
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" ...  Not with the easy option or the manual option.  ...  "
Sound Quality
 4
turn, voice, video, lighting, etc
+100%
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" ...  Alexia is listening.  ...  "
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" ...  If you really want voice control over your lighting, stereo, etc, these actually work.  ...  "
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" ...  They emit a very faint relay click when they turn on, but otherwise are completely silent.  ...  "
Packing
 4
time, shipping
+100%
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" ...  Excellent shipping and packaging, also  ...  "
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" ...  Packaging was unharmed!  ...  "
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" ...  Received on time with safe packaging.  ...  "
Bluetooth
 4
pairing, bluetooth, google
+50%
-50%
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" ...  Never connected through Bluetooth or through the AP Mode.  ...  "
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" ...  Would not link via Bluetooth at all either on my Google phone or my husband's iPhone.  ...  "
Storage
 4
would, side, plug, made
+100%
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" ...  These were suggested to us by a clerk at a big box store!  ...  "
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" ...  It also will mean that you will need to allow for more space between the wall and any furniture you have in front of the outlet.  ...  "
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" ...  The size is nice too, doesn't take up a bunch of space or block the other outlet.  ...  "
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" ...  Running one of them to a space heater and it's handling that 1500W+ perfectly so far.  ...  "
Pedometer
 3
step, set, follow, echo
+100%
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" ...  Once set up I followed the steps to find the device.  ...  "
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" ...  Gave me step-by-step clear and concise instruction.  ...  "
Video Playback
 3
youtube, watching, gosund, read
+67%
-33%
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" ...  Watch the YouTube setup video  ...  "
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" ...  Watching video from gosund website helped.  ...  "
Device Stand
 3
use, furniture
-100%
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" ...  I have up before I threw it at a wall.  ...  "
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" ...  3 of the 4 that I wanted to use are behind furniture, and I had to move the furniture out away from the wall even further to be able to use these.  ...  "
Display Clarity
 3
apps, accept
+33%
-67%
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" ...  The screen is totally blank accept for an accept or decline button.  ...  "
Food Items
 3
+67%
-33%
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" ...  If there was only one for the oven.  ...  "
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" ...  I mainly purchased them to control the heat lamp, a fan, and lights in my chicken coop.  ...  "
Design
 3
shape, design, use, size, round
+67%
-33%
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" ...  I like the small round shape.  ...  "
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" ...  Pretty cool plugs.  ...  "
Build Quality
 3
loose, inside, two, sounded, like
+67%
-33%
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" ...  Great build quality and they work well they're actually not that bad to set up.  ...  "
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" ...  Giving 4 stars for now as I'm waiting to see how durable they are.  ...  "

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