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Making things easy for yourself around the home is always a good thing. It means more time for you and less time doing repetitive and boring tasks. Who wouldn't like to be able to flick off the lamp across the room without getting up from the couch, or turn on the coffeemaker while grabbing a few extra "snooze" minutes in bed?
How to make this dream come true? Smart plugs! And we found a great one. Right now you can score a four-pack of Teckin Wi-Fi Smart Plugs for $25, or $5 off with on-page coupon, at Amazon — that breaks down to just $6.25 per plug — ahead of Prime Day.
Not only is this the all-time lowest price we’ve seen on this four-pack; these smart-home plugs have earned a five-star rating from more than 1,400 Amazon reviewers.
And of course, you’ll get free two-day shipping with Amazon Prime. Not yet a member? We're going to make that easy for you too: Just sign up for a free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)
This is how it works
Simply plug one of these smart plugs into a wall outlet, then plug in anything from a lamp or a TV to a coffeemaker. Connect the plug to your Wi-Fi network and use your phone to sync to the Teckin Smart app (it works with Android phones and Apple iPhones too). And that’s it. Now you can control just about anything in your home with your phone.
This, the latest Teckin plug, also comes in an especially convenient shape, which shoppers love. “These oblong plugs are perfect,” raved a delighted shopper. “I’ve been using the older round Teckin plugs for a few years now and they work great. But two of that old style don't fit side by side in a standard wall outlet. With this new shape they are wider and shorter, so two plugs do fit in a single outlet. Now you can control two separate devices from one outlet without extra cords. Perfect!”
There are, of course, other smart-home plugs on the market, like the Wemo Mini Smart Plug and TP-Link Kasa Smart Plug. But Amazon shoppers seem to prefer the Teckin Smart Plug more, especially because of its no-brainer app. “I am just amazed how simple these were to set up. All four up and working in less than 10 minutes! And their app is even better than Wemo or TP-Link. These are everything they say and super- simple to use,” shared another five-star reviewer.
At $25 with on-page coupon (was $30), these Teckin Smart Home Plugs are the lowest you're likely to find them. Oh, and they also work with the Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant voice assistants, raising the question: Seriously, could these make your life any easier?
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