Considering investing in a smart plug or four? Well, there's no better time to do so than on – or in the lead up to – Amazon Prime Day, where the prices of these handy smart devices seem to be being slashed, left, right and centre.
If you're not familiar with these clever little devices, they're an easy and cost-effective way to turn your appliances into smart appliances, meaning they can instantly be controlled from your smartphone and even by your voice-controlled smart assistant. Genius. You can find out much more about them below... Now to the deals...
So far, the best deals we've spotted on smart plugs form part of Currys PC World's Summer Black Tag Deals – a series of promotions designed to rival Amazon's offerings during Prime Day. In particular, discounts on the Hive Active Plug – which is currently available with £10 off – and the TP-Link Smart Plug – with an equally impressive £5 discount – have really caught our eye.
That said, Amazon are offering a similar discount on TP Link Smart Plug, which is worth noting if they're your preferred retailer.
Control appliances from your smart phone, track your energy usage and expand your existing smart home system with the Hive Active Plug, one of our top rated smart plugs.View Deal
Compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant is a useful addition to an existing smart home system. View Deal
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Why should I buy a smart plug?
Far from a gimmicky addition to the – ever expanding – world of smart home tech, smart plugs offer a variety of handy functions intended to aid modern living. Plus, they can help reduce your energy consumption, over time.
So, whether you're looking to schedule lighting while you're away from home to give the impression that someone's in; want the option to ensure a fan turns off automatically once you've drifted off to sleep; or never want to experience the fear of having left your hair straighteners on, again, a smart plug could be the piece of kit you've been looking for.
Still not convinced? Our handy guide might change your mind: 5 ways smart plugs can change your life