Amazon's secret code gets you smart plugs that'll revolutionize the way you operate appliances for $5.50 each

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We'd like to put in a plug for gizmos cuz, well, they're amazing. (Photo: Amazon)
We'd like to put in a plug for gizmos cuz, well, they're amazing. (Photo: Amazon)

If you've been meaning to get a smart-home system going — or make the one you have even smarter — there's never been a better opportunity than right now.

Here's why: You can score the Gosund Wi-Fi Smart Plug four-pack for just $22 with promo code ECHE76M7 at Amazon. You're looking at a nearly 20 percent discount, leaving you with a cost of just $5.50 per plug. These smart plugs are also so popular that they've earned a five-star rating from more than 19,500 reviewers. No joke!

Shop it: Gosund Wi-Fi Smart Plug (four-pack), $22 with promo code ECHE76M7 (was $27), amazon.com

And if you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? Calm down; you can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (Regardless, those without Prime get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)

Make your home smarter

For the uninitiated, a smart plug is a small doodad that fits between a power socket and an appliance — think coffee maker, TV, lamp — and enables you to operate said device through an app or a smart speaker. The upshot? It empowers you to achieve the formerly impossible, like turning off the lights without getting up from the couch or brewing java from bed in the morning with almost no effort. (Now if they could just invent a device to get up and go to work for you, amirite?)

Here's how: Simply plug one of the Gosund Wi-Fi Smart Plugs into a wall outlet, then insert your appliance of choice. The smart plug communicates with your Wi-Fi network and allows you to operate your gadget via the Gosund or Smart Life apps (so you're covered whether you have an Android or an iPhone) and control the item with your phone. 

"Really love these." raved a delighted five-star reviewer. "It’s nice to be able to schedule lights to power on and off at particular times. I have one connected to my hair tools to turn off in a certain amount of time as well. I’m always frantic when I forget and no longer an issue. Setup was incredibly easy."

Yes, okay, we'll admit that this plug is placed oddly high on that wall. But that's neither here nor there — these plugs rule! (Photo: Amazon)
Yes, okay, we'll admit that this plug is placed oddly high on that wall. But that's neither here nor there — these plugs rule! (Photo: Amazon)

Shop it: Gosund Wi-Fi Smart Plug (four-pack), $22 with promo code ECHE76M7 (was $27), amazon.com

Voice control

You can even connect these smart-home plugs to the Echo Dot or Google Home Mini to control things with your voice via Alexa or Google Assistant. After you sync them up, just say ‘Hey Alexa (or Hey Google), turn on my kitchen lights....and don't gimme any guff about it!’ Easy peasy!

"A basic building block for home automation. Love these plugs. We have 16 and have 'automated' our home," shared a satisfied Amazon shopper. "Works wonderfully with Alexa. Just walk into a room and say, 'Alexa turn on Tony’s light' and bam, it's on...I recommend these plugs if you need a timer or something to work with Alexa. It also has its own app so Alexa isn't a prerequisite.

At $22 for a four-pack (was $27), these Gosund Wi-Fi Smart Plugs make everyday life run a whole lot smoother at just $5.50 a pop. 

As another five-star reviewer puts it: "These are a game changer!"

Shop it: Gosund Wi-Fi Smart Plug (four-pack), $22 with promo code ECHE76M7 (was $27), amazon.com

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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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