5 of the Best Smart Plug for Alexa

Best Smart Plug for Alexa

Smart plugs are one of the most affordable ways to commence your smart home journey.

Smart plugs make sure you can control any appliance connected to them when you’re close by and even when you’re far away.

Smart plugs are simple to install, and you just need to connect them to existing power outlets.

What’s more, they are compact and discreet so they won’t look out of place in your home.

Apart from making your life easier, smart plugs can also come in handy when it comes to saving cash and energy.

So if you happen to forget and leave appliances on, such as your coffee maker or washing machine, you won’t need to wait until you get home to turn them off.

There is a wide array of smart plugs on the market, from tech giants such as Amazon and Philips to smaller brands like TP-Link and Wyze.

Most work with Alexa, and you might struggle to decide which is best for you. Fortunately, we have reviewed a couple of them for you.

5 Best Smart Plug for AlexaConnector TypeVolatageEnergy MonitoringMobile AppDimensionsWeight
1. D-Link Mini WI-Fi Smart Plug Plug-in230 voltsYesMyDlink App for Android and iOS2.12 x 2.68 x 1.5 inches7.3 ounces
2. IKEA Tradfri Wireless Control OutletPlug-in120 voltsYesIKEA Home Smart App for Android and iOS5.59 x 4.09 x 3.31 inches1.58 ounces
3. Philips Hue Smart PlugPlug-in120 voltsNoHue App for Android and iOS2.1 x 3.4 x 6.4 inches4.6 ounces
4. TP-Link Kasa Smart Plug Power StripPlug-in125 voltsNoKasa App for Android and iOS14.17 x 2.49 x 1.48 inches1.55 pounds
5. Wyze Plug OutdoorPlug-in120 voltsYesWyze App for Android and iOS3.93 x 2.68 x 1.42 inches8.8 ounces

1. D-Link Mini Wi-Fi Smart Plug 

Best Smart Plug for Alexa
Best Smart Plug for Alexa – D-Link Mini Wifi Smart Plug

Do you want a smart plug that’s as discreet as possible? The D-Link Mini Smart Plug is one of the most compact smart home plugs you can find right now. What’s more, this smart plug is easy to install, and it’s responsive when controlled using Alexa or the dedicated app.

As you’d expect, this smart plug allows you to set schedules for when it should turn on and off, and it’s compatible with both Alexa and Google, although there’s no support for Siri.

Key Specifications

  • Connector Type: Plug-in
  • Voltage: 230 volts
  • Energy Monitoring: Yes
  • Mobile App: MyDlink App for Android and iOS
  • Dimensions: 2.12 x 2.68 x 1.5 inches
  • Weight: ‎7.3 ounces

2. IKEA Tradfri Wireless Control Outlet

Best Smart Plug for Alexa
Best Smart Plug for Alexa – IKEA Tradfri

If you want a simple, smart plug, consider the IKEA Tradfri Wireless Control Outlet. This smart plug has a single socket that can be plugged into power and controlled via the dedicated app.

Once you’ve hooked it up, this smart plug from IKEA can be controlled via the app thanks to compatibility with Alexa, Apple HomeKit, and Google Assistant.

Key Specifications

  • Connector Type: Plug-in
  • Voltage: 120 volts
  • Energy Monitoring: Yes
  • Mobile App: IKEA Home Smart App for Android and iOS
  • Dimensions: 5.59 x 4.09 x 3.31 inches
  • Weight: 1.58 ounces

3. Philips Hue Smart Plug

Best Smart Plug for Alexa
Best Smart Plug for Alexa – Philips Hue Smart Plug

Like all Philips Hue devices rolled out in 2019, the Hue Smart Plug functions without the need for a bridge, thanks to in-built Bluetooth.

What’s more, this smart plug is more compact than most, and as you’d expect, it’s from Philips; it’s impeccably engineered.

If you’re already in the Hue ecosystem, we can’t think of a better smart plug.

In addition, when you connect it to a Hue Bridge or Hub, you get Alexa, Apple HomeKit, and Google Assistant, making it one of the most compatible smart plugs.

Key Specifications

  • Connector Type: Plug-in
  • Voltage: 120 volts
  • Energy Monitoring: No
  • Mobile App: Hue App for Android and iOS
  • Dimensions: 2.1 x 3.4 x 6.4 inches
  • Weight: 4.6 ounces

4. TP-Link Kasa Smart Plug Power Strip

Best Smart Plug for Alexa
Best Smart Plug for Alexa – TP Link

This power strip from TP-Link is a fantastic option for Alexa-based smart homes if you require several smart plugs in one location.

Although it lacks HomeKit support and energy monitoring, it’s easy to use and has a handy ‘Away Mode’ that will turn it on and off at a casual time.

This is a handy feature if a coffee maker, lamp, or radio is connected to one of the outlets and you want to keep off unwanted intruders.

What’s more, this power strip has two USB ports, although they aren’t smart.

Key Specifications

  • Connector Type: Plug-in
  • Voltage: 125 volts
  • Energy Monitoring: No
  • Mobile App: Kasa App for Android and iOS
  • Dimensions: 14.17 x 2.49 x 1.48 inches
  • Weight: ‎1.55 pounds

5. Wyze Plug Outdoor

Best Smart Plug for Alexa
Best Smart Plug for Alexa – Wyze Plug

Like most outdoor plugs, the Wyze Plug Outdoor is black, and it has one cable on one end and two channels on the other.

Unfortunately, the cable is a bit short at around 6 inches, and the plug is in-line with the cable, so it’s a bit hard to connect a power outlet and close the cover.

At the front of this plug, there are two buttons for controlling each socket and small LEDs that show which socket is active. In addition, just under the two buttons is a tiny light sensor.

Key Specifications

  • Connector Type: Plug-in
  • Voltage: 120 volts
  • Energy Monitoring: Yes
  • Mobile App: Wyze App for Android and iOS
  • Dimensions: 3.93 x 2.68 x 1.42 inches
  • Weight: ‎8.8 ounces

Final Thought 

The smart plugs we’ve featured in this review function typically over Bluetooth or Wi-Fi from your phone.

What’s more, all are compatible with Amazon Alexa, and you can turn your appliances on or off using verbal commands or set the plug on a schedule.

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