Put this discounted iHome Smart Plug to work using Alexa, Google Assistant or Siri

Smart plugs are some of the most affordable smart home devices out there, and they are by far the easiest way to ensure all your home appliances function as part of your smart home setup. But not all plugs support all of the major smart home platforms like this iHome smart plug (opens in new tab) does. With support for Apple's HomeKit, Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, this device doesn't limit your options so you're able to switch it up based on the needs of your household. It also works with IFTTT, Samsung SmartThings, Nest, and more. At $17.21, this is the best price we've seen on this plug since 2017. It generally sells for around $28, so you're saving $11.

The plug is slim and takes up just a single outlet slot, so you can stack two on top of each other without any issues, or just use one and still have easy access to the other outlet. You've probably seen a lot of bulky plugs out there that block your second outlet — not a problem here.

The Wi-Fi enabled wall plug lets you control small appliances using 1800 watts or under, great for controlling lights, fans, portable heaters, coffee makers, home audio systems, and more. You can set the power status of each plug individually or group a number of plugs as part of a scene. You don't need a voice-activated speaker to control the plug and can instead use your platform's smart home app or iHome's own app on your phone. There's also a physical on/off button on the plug itself. The experience is much improved by having the ability to holler your instructions into the ether and have your smart assistant take care of it, though, so it's well worth grabbing an Amazon Echo Dot or Google Home Mini while they are both on sale.

Adam Oram

Adam Oram is a Senior Writer at iMore. He studied Media at Newcastle University and has been writing about technology since 2013. He previously worked as an Apple Genius and as a Deals Editor at Thrifter. His spare time is spent watching football (both kinds), playing Pokémon games, and eating vegan food. Follow him on Twitter at @adamoram.