My favorite HomeKit smart plug is just $10 for Prime Day
Source: Karen S. Freeman / ComoHow
I’ve dabbled in smart home and HomeKit devices over the years. But the cheapest and easiest one I’ve found is the SwitchBot HomeKit Smart Plug Mini. It’s easy to set up and then fully controllable with HomeKit and Siri. You’ll find it on Amazon for $10.49 today for Prime Day.
No more excuses. HomeKit is too cheap and easy.
SwitchBot HomeKit Mini Smart Plug | Was $14.99 now $10.49 on Amazon
Use Siri or HomeKit to control your lamp, fan, coffee maker, humidifier, TV, or any other device you can plug in.
$10.49 at Amazon
I have this old smart lamp next to my bed that has become a dumb lamp. Why? This dates back to the days before HomeKit. To use its smart features, I had to use the proprietary app. The app worked so rarely and so poorly that I deleted it and simply used the button on my lamp, reverting it back to a normal lamp. Well, it’s a smart lamp again. I just connected this suction cup to a SwitchBot HomeKit Smart Plug Mini and now I can control the lamp in SmartKit. I can say “Hey Siri, turn on the light in my bedroom.” Or I can turn it on and off when I’m not home. I can also set up HomeKit scenes and HomeKit automations with it.
I’ve also plugged some regular old lights into SwitchBot HomeKit Smart Plug Minis throughout my house, so I can make my house look pretty well lit to varying degrees, even when I’m not home. My needs are quite simple; Sure, you can do a lot more with this grip than I can. You can set your coffee maker with coffee and water the night before, and set the SwitchBot HomeKit Smart Plug Mini to turn on five minutes before your alarm wakes you up. Imagine waking up to the smell of fresh coffee. Or you can set it to turn on a fan or air conditioning unit just before you get home from work, so you come home in the perfect environment. Use geofencing so your devices turn on every time you park in your driveway.
You may never kiss a special concentrator, but you may kiss a HomePod, a HomePod mini, an Apple TV or an iPad dedicated to control the price you have at that you. By the way, the SwitchBot Plug Mini also works with other digital assistants like Alexa and Google Assistant, in case you’re buying for a non-Apple user. It also acts as an energy monitor.
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