Oh I love a gadget me so I thought I'd give one of these smart plugs a try. Now there are a few on the market but I went for this one by TP Link. It's so nifty, you can control it remotely with your smart phone or connect it up with Alexa or Google Assistant.
I'm so easily pleased, I thought it would be good while the Christmas Tree Lights are on at the moment and I'm so amused that I can say 'Alexa, turn ON the Christmas tree lights' or Alexa, turn OFF the Christmas tree lights'. I know! I need to get out more but then if I do go out I can set my tree lights to turn on when I'm out. You can set a schedule so they automatically turn on and off when you like.
Yes I do realise it is so easy to cope without this and turn an appliance on at the plug when needed but where's the fun in that? When Christmas is over I may use it with a lamp but you can basically use it with any appliance such as a heater or maybe a fan in the summer. It can give peace of mind at those times when you think you've left your hair straighteners on or the iron when rushing out, well you can check it on your phone and turn it off.
It connects to your own wifi easily and its really simple to set it up with Amazon's Alexa, you just have to make sure the you have the correct name of the device set up in the app. It's no good shouting at Alexa to switch your 'lamp' on if your device is called 'smart plug' on the apps. I did have a little issue when it didn't work at first then had a 'light bulb' moment (see what I did there?) and all is fine.
So give it a go if you like your gadgets and gizmos, I will include a link (affiliated) below to Amazon where I purchased this one from but let me know if you have one and if you like it.
Please join me tomorrow for my Verse for Thursday but for now......take care.
What to Buy Wednesday
From January 2018 I've decided to shake Wednesdays up and review products that I have purchased so we go from random thoughts to important retail therapy for the new year.