Question Recommend me some smart plugs

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  1. Inked

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    Looking to add some smart plugs that will work with Apple HomeKit, and Alexa.

    Mainly for use with our fans in the summer months (though they are still on most days at the moment as the house is still warm) and Halloween / Christmas lights

    Would prefer some that didn’t require another hub, what are people using / or can recommend?
     
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    I use tp-link HS110 and HS100 smart plugs (I have7 around the house) - all used for lamps in different rooms.
    Very easy to set up, no hub required and use the simple Kasa (iOS app) and can use schedules, away mode (simulates random on/off switching during selected time) and setting scenes.
    I believe this can be controlled via Alexa (although I don't have this).

    No faults/dropouts and can control when you are away from home too (app can be controlled on other wifi networks/3G/4G).
    Got mine via groupon, amazon and maplin when on special.
     
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    I use a few TP-Link HS100 linked to my main AV kit, subwoofer and a few plugs around the house. They're compatible with Alexa and there is an app (Kasa) for IOS and Android to control them when you're out of the house. They have worked flawlessly for me.

    Edit - Shrip-Stu beat me to it.
     
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    Yep another vote for the TP link plugs. Keep meaning to order some more.
     
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    Yes, the TP link HS’s work flawlessly. Creating groups within Alexa app, I can control combination of wall sockets and hue bulbs with one command.
     
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    Looking to try these and just wondered if you could connect a double plug into one of these? Thanks
     
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    I have extension leads plugged into mine. Turns on my av kit no problem.

    The plugs themselves are quite bulky. I think an extension lead would be fine, but with a double adapter and 2 plugs hanging off it might look a mess. Assuming it stays in the wall. Depends where it is and if you can hide it. That would be the only issue I think. Don’t think you’d want any high load items plugged into that sort of thing anyway but if you did might want to check that. Can’t remember it off hand
     
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    Do these tp-link adaptors work with Apple Home and Siri? And what’s the different in the 100 and 110?
     
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    Sorry dont use homekit so cant say. Mine is hooked up to Alexa and that works brilliantly. The difference between the HS100 and 110 is the 110 also provides energy monitoring.
     
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