Smarten up your home on a budget with this $16 Kasa Smart Plug

With such a wealth of smart home products available, it can get overwhelming when deciding which ones are worth your time and hard-earned cash. One smart home essential that everybody can make use of is the TP-Link Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Plug Mini (opens in new tab), and today you can give it a shot at one of its best prices ever via Amazon. It's on sale for only $16.19, which is already $4 off the average price, and you can save another quarter by selecting no-rush shipping during checkout. Shipping is free with Amazon Prime (opens in new tab). You can also spend $25 to avoid shipping and handling fees.

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TP-Link Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Mini Plug (opens in new tab)

These smart plugs allow you to start turning electronics on and off with the free Kasa app. Set schedules, use your voice to control your home, and more.

This smart plug has excellent reviews (opens in new tab), with over 4,200 customers raving about its ease of use, small form factor, and overall convenience. That means you'll probably love it, too.

Smart plugs are super versatile. Plug anything into the smart socket and you can start controlling it with your phone or voice and a compatible voice assistant (opens in new tab). For instance, if you're like me and you'll just keep pressing snooze as long as the box fan is still on, you can tell Alexa to turn off your fan so you can get your behind in gear. One reviewer mentions that their child's console is connected via smart plug, meaning if it's dinnertime and kiddo doesn't want to stop playing Fortnite, they can just use the app to turn off the power. Boom. Problem solved.

The app also allows you to set schedules. Stagger your lights when you're away for a while, creating the illusion that someone is home, or use your phone to start a slow cooker (opens in new tab) while you're at work. All you need to start using the smart plug is a phone and a 2.4GHz Wi-Fi network. And the plug itself, of course. Make sure to pick it up while it's still on sale! You can also check out the best smart plugs around for additional options.

Louryn Strampe

Louryn was seven when her shopping obsession began. It started with eBay and quickly escalated to Black Friday. Now she's a shopaholic -- no day is complete without a pile of packages on her front porch. She justifies it by refusing to pay full price. She also loves Skyrim, makeup, and beer. Find her on Twitter @lourynstrampe