Best Smart Outlets — SafeWise Buyer’s Guide

2016’s Top Smart Outlets for Your Home

Want a smart home for cheap? Remote control electrical outlets and smart plugs are the way to go. Smart outlets transform practically any appliance or electronic into a smart device. All you need to do is plug devices you want to control into the smart outlets. Then, use a corresponding app on your smart device to set timers, turn lights on or off, and more. The top 10 smart plugs we have on this list are all under $75 and can seriously upgrade your life.

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Top Smart Outlets

Model

Price

Pros

Cons

Insteon On/Off Outlet

Insteon On/Off Outlet

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Pros

Color Choices

Dual Outlet

Cons

Higher Price Point

Etekcity Wireless Remote Control Electrical Outlet Switch

Etekcity Wireless Remote Control Electrical Outlet Switch

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Pros

#1 Best Seller

Remote Control Range

Cons

No Smartphone Access

Belkin WeMo Switch

Belkin WeMo Switch

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Pros

Away Mode

Measurements

Cons

Higher Price Point

Edimax Wi-Fi Smart Plug

Edimax Wi-Fi Smart Plug

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Pros

Measurements

Limits

Cons

Higher Price Point

AVANTEK Remote Control Outlet Switch

AVANTEK Remote Control Outlet Switch

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Pros

Remote Control Range

Controls Five Plugs

Cons

Lower Definition

No Two-Way Communication

Pros

Uses Wink

Siri

Cons

Limited Compatibility

Leviton DZR15-1LZ Decora Z-Wave Controls 15-Amp Tamper Resistant Split Duplex Receptacle

Leviton DZR15-1LZ Decora Z-Wave Controls 15-Amp Tamper Resistant Split Duplex Receptacle

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Pros

Dual Plugs

Cons

Not For Higher Voltage Appliances

Higher Price Point

WiOn Indoor Wi-Fi In-Wall Light Switch with Wireless Switch and Programmable Timer

WiOn Indoor Wi-Fi In-Wall Light Switch with Wireless Switch and Programmable Timer

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Pros

Away Mode

Lights And Fans

Good Reviews

Cons

Not For All Electronics

Bayit Switch Wi-Fi enabled socket

Bayit Switch Wi-Fi enabled socket

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Pros

Multi-Use

Cons

Not Amazon Echo Compatible

iSmartAlarm Smart Switch

iSmartAlarm Smart Switch

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Pros

Complementary Products

Cons

Not Compatible

*SafeWise has conducted impartial research to recommend products. This is not a guarantee. Each individual’s unique needs should be considered when deciding on chosen products.

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