Latest in Gear

Image credit: Amazon

Amazon's smart plugs put Alexa in every power socket

Control whatever's plugged into this socket with Alexa.
128 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Sponsored Links

Amazon

As if having access to Alexa on your phone and in your speakers or even car weren't enough, Amazon now has a way to put its digital assistant in literally every room of your house. At its press conference in Seattle on Thursday, Amazon unveiled its latest connected home product, Smart Plugs. These devices don't technically have Alexa on-board, but you can control them with Alexa through Echo speakers or your smartphone.

These devices work in much the same way as other smart power supplies, enabling users to activate the appliances connected to them remotely, either through the Alexa App or via voice control, as well as set and set on/off timers. What's more, since the Smart Plugs operate entirely through the Alexa App, you won't have to connect yet another hub to your beleaguered router.

The Smart Plugs are available for pre-order today and cost $24.99; Amazon says it'll ship next month.

Gallery: Amazon Smart Plug | 6 Photos

Follow all the latest news from Amazon's Alexa event here!

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
128 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share
Save

Popular on Engadget

Engadget’s guide to Home Entertainment

Engadget’s guide to Home Entertainment

View
SpaceX is requesting permission to launch 30,000 more Starlink satellites

SpaceX is requesting permission to launch 30,000 more Starlink satellites

View
'League of Legends: Wild Rift' will land on mobile and consoles in 2020

'League of Legends: Wild Rift' will land on mobile and consoles in 2020

View
Riot celebrates ten years of 'LoL' by finally announcing new games

Riot celebrates ten years of 'LoL' by finally announcing new games

View
Watch Tesla's crash test lab wreck Model 3s to make them safer

Watch Tesla's crash test lab wreck Model 3s to make them safer

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr