Amazon.com.au:Customer reviews: Smart Plug Mini Outlet Compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, TECKIN WiFi Enabled Remote Control Smart Socket with Timer Function, No Hub Required,White, 2 Pack (2 Pack)
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I purchased my first set of these smart plugs right before Christmas last year. I started with a four-pack. I got all four of them set up and working within about 30 minutes. I use both Google Home and Alexa devices, and these plugs work well with both AIs. Even without using an AI, the Smart Life app controls them easily. I have since then purchased several more of these smart plugs, including sets I gave to my mother and mother-in-law for Christmas - as well as additional ones to control every lamp I have in my house.
I had a problem with one of the plugs that stopped working suddenly. I contacted Teckin, provided them with my Amazon order number, and they sent me out a replacement quickly. I got it a couple of days after contacting them. (Note: do not try to contact Teckin via the app. You must go to their website instead.)
I highly recommend these plugs. If you are setting up a new smart home, these are a great and affordable way to go.
I work late nights and with the time change, it gets dark before I get home. I don't like my dog to be in the complete darkness while I'm away. This is a great way to make sure my lamp turns on as soon as the sun goes down. I even tested the app from work while someone was house sitting to see if it worked remotely. PERFECT! It took 1 minute to pair with my wifi.
I wanted to have something work with my Google home to turn the Christmas lights on and off, The Teckin Smart Plugs did the trick. Using the Smart Life App, you are able to configure and group the switches, then integrate with the Google home app to allow the voice commands to turn them on and off. I do use time function on one of them to turn on some additional Santa decorations in another room. I do want to note that did have an issue with one of the plugs, but an email to Teckin support was met with prompt courteous service. I emailed them on Friday and by Sunday I had a replacement!
Pros: Easy pairing and configuration Grouping function in app Nice compact size Price compared to comparable products Customer service Cons: None at this time
Final thought: If you want a small Smart plug that integrates well with Alexa and Google, these Teckin Smart plugs fit the bill coupled with their great support, it is a win/win.
I was given a sample of this smart plug to review as I own larger, older models from this company. Compared to other plugs I have owned, I continue to be impressed with Teckin brand. The connectivity with a number of automation tools and the controls available on the iOS app makes this a good choice for those not committed to a home automation platform or just wanting to explore what is possible.
The company has stood by their products and customer service has been excellent.
This plug replaced some timers throughout my house and can be linked to triggers through IFTTT. I have found set up to be easy and integration to be relatively intuitive. The plug has functioned as expected, that is once it is set up it goes on and off and triggers as I would anticipate.
For the money and learning curve, this is a very high-value smart plug.
Low profile, well designed, quality project. I installed these in a challenging digital environment that used mesh networking and long distance WiFi range extenders. Once I got them setup as an Alexa skill I could control them with voice command. The setup was pretty easy.
Set two up: one outside for a light above my washer and dryer and another for Christmas lights. Pressed the WPS button on my router, opened the app and pressed new then selected Outlet. Took less than a minute for both to install, name and set up. Took less than 10 seconds with Alexa integration as well.
It really works great with Alexa. We used it to light our Christmas tree each night. We also used one for a hard to reach lamp in a bedroom. The app works great with Alexa. We ordered two more after seeing how nice these work and look to be used with some additional living room lamps to turn on when we have company over without having to go to each one to turn them on.
Bought this product today to use and plug in to a lamp that I have in the living room and mind you that my WiFi is no more than 8 ft away maybe less, the plug kept giving me an error message over and over, this only works if the plug is literally right next to the WiFi router. Do not buy, you are better off with the tp-link brand plugs, they work much better, a little more expensive but actually work.
This was my first "smart home" purchase. The whole idea seemed so complicated that I have always ran in another direction believing that I had to have my entire house rewired so I could sit lay in my bed and turn off the lights without clapping. I was actually online to purchase a manual light timer because my son was going out of town and I didn't want to drive back and forth to turn off lights.
I found these and purchased them and am so glad I did. Now that my son is back, I have one that I use to turn on my electric kettle each morning so the water is ready for my french press when I wake and I use the other for the lamp in my rarely used front room because our house always appears that no one is home since the primary living space is located at the back.
I don't have to get up and check if I turned of the light since I can do it from my phone. For my electric kettle, I have to fill the water to use it each night before bed, then I turn on the kettle and turn off the outlet at the location (or you can use your phone). If I'm not sure if I did this, I can see on the phone app that the outlet is on and can get up and fill it. Since my daughter has to leave by 4 a.m., this has really come in handy.
The outlets were securely packaged and included very simple instructions for downloading the app, connecting wi-fi and setting up outlets. I spent less than 10 minutes setting it all up on my android phone. My daughter also added the app to her iPhone without the same ease.
I will be ordering more and will also be looking at other products by this manufacture. I am extremely pleased with my purchase and have already recommended it several times.