Turning your home into a "smart home" just got a little cheaper today. Our top-rated smart plug, the iDevices Switch, is on sale today at Amazon for its lowest price ever, just $28.23.
In our exhaustive roundup of smart plugs, the iDevices Switch merited three separate awards: Best overall, Best for Amazon Alexa, and Best for Apple Home Kit.
How did the iDevices Switch manage a hat-trick like that? Slick design, ease of use, and reliability. Too many of the smart outlets we tested were either clunky, confusing, or just didn't have a great set of features.
iDevices doesn't require a hub, but it does integrate seamlessly with the most popular smart home ecosystems. When away from home, the remote control function made it easy to turn outlets on and off. The energy monitoring tools were robust and could have a real impact on your wallet in the long run.
The coup de grace was the “night light” LED strip that can be set to any color you choose. It's an outlet that could easily hide behind a couch or table, but one that you actually want to show off.
The new low price of $28.23 is down nearly 50% from what it cost in June. (Technically, the Amazon price was six cents lower a few days ago, before going up, then down again. We're still calling this an awesome deal!) The price has dropped everywhere since then, indicating that a replacement model may be on its way. Nevertheless, we recommend this version of the iDevices Switch wholeheartedly. It's a great starting point for a smarter home.
Prices are accurate at the time this article was published, but may change over time.