We Found a New Favorite Smart Plug


With a smart plug, you get the convenience of a smart home without expensive equipment or potentially prying eyes. They help you automate your home and make certain tasks like turning off the lights a little easier. (We like smart bulbs for this reason too.) Appliances like TVs and lamps can go from mindless to smart as soon as you install an app. We’ve tested dozens of smart plugs over the years, and these are our favorites (along with models we dislike).

Be sure to check out our other smart-home buying guides, including Best Smart Bulbs, Best Security Cameras, Best Smart Speakers, and Best Smart Displays.

Updated April 2024: The TP-Link Tapo Smart Plug Mini (TP15) has been added as our new top pick. We’ve also added testing notes on a handful of other models, removed some discontinued picks, and updated pricing throughout. Tester Medea Giordano also contributed to this guide.

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