Even if you don't consider yourself particularly tech-savvy, Amazon's easy-to-use smart plug is a great starter smart device. All you need is an outlet, your smartphone, and any appliance with an on/off switch. The smart plug works with everything from lights to standing fans, humidifiers, and even Christmas tree lights and coffee makers.
Setup is simple; Add the smart plug to any outlet, plug in an appliance and connect it using the Amazon Alexa app on your phone. Voila! Now you can control the appliance using the app or, if you have a smart home hub, with a simple voice command. You can even set up routines for the appliances connected to your smart plugs so that you can wake up to freshly brewed coffee and set your lights to turn on every day after the sun goes down.
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