Transform any space into the smart home of your dreams with this $17 WiFi plug

Kate Mendonca
·Shopping Editor
·3 min read

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Kasa Smart WiFi Plug Lite. Image via Kasa Smart.
Kasa Smart WiFi Plug Lite. Image via Kasa Smart.

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Smart homes are all the rage these days, but they often don’t come cheap.

It’s possible to find everything from lightbulbs and thermostats that can be controlled through an app to super-sensitive smart appliances, but not everyone is able to invest in a complete overhaul of their electronics.

Since most of our current home technology simply wasn’t designed for our highly connected age, what’s a person to do if they’re interested in setting up a smart home that’s also affordable? Enter the Kasa Smart WiFi Plug Lite.

How does it work?

This smart adapter designed for small electronics is the easy way to begin connecting your home without investing in a complete electrical rewiring. When plugged into any wall outlet, this adapter transforms any electronic into a smart home device, and pairs with your cell phone or existing smart home assistant like Google Nest Home or Amazon Echo.

Kasa Smart WiFi Plug Lite

Kasa Smart WiFi Plug Lite. Image via Amazon.
Kasa Smart WiFi Plug Lite. Image via Amazon.

SHOP IT: Amazon, $17 (originally $21)

It conveniently allows you to manage lamps, fans, or other devices from anywhere, and also lets you control your home with a quick voice command. For those who like to plan ahead, you can set dedicated schedules for every plug to fit around your day, meaning you’ll never have to wonder whether you remembered to turn off your crock pot again.

In case you’d like the option to keep things analog, the adapters are also fully equipped with a manual on/off switch as well. Usually retailing for $21, right now each compact Kasa Smart WiFi Plug Lite is on sale for just $17.

What shoppers are saying

Shoppers have been loving this easy to set up adapter, and its 4.6 star rating on more than 16,000 reviews is proof that though inexpensive, it actually works.

“I primarily use these for light decorations inside and outside of the house,” wrote one reviewer. “I have them all set to go on at the same times and off at the same times. They have performed flawlessly and the app makes it a breeze to set up.”

“Ever get halfway to work and worry you left your hair straightener on?” added another. “Use one of these in your bathroom socket and plug your appliance into it. You can check from an app whether or not you turned it off and even shut it off remotely if you forgot. It's the best thing that's ever happened to my compulsive behaviour.”

Some reviewers were unimpressed with having to set up a personal account in order to access your home’s connectivity, but it certainly adds an extra layer of protection to your unique setup.

The verdict

Thanks to the quick setup time of the Kasa Smart WiFi Plug Lite, it’s never been easier or more affordable to set up your own smart home. Available in multiple different versions (outlet form, power strip or outdoor just to name a few), you can tailor your setup to suit your family’s needs.

Whether it’s helping to turn your lights on and off while you’re away on vacation, helping you double check whether you actually remembered to put away your electronics in the morning or just creating the connected home of your dreams, this is one deal to shop now.

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