The Kasa smart plug 4-pack for $23 is the smart-home deal I'm grabbing right now

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Make your home smarter, four outlets at a time, at a price of less than $6 per outlet. (Photo: Amazon)
Make your home smarter, four outlets at a time, at a price of less than $6 per outlet. (Photo: Amazon)

Smart plugs can be a blessing or a curse. They're a blessing if you hook them to things like lamps or humidifiers or 3D printers you want to be able to shut down from afar. But they're a curse if the software that controls them is confusing or doesn't work reliably.

As you may have guessed, I've encountered some plugs from the latter category. I have a couple cheapies, for example, that simply won't turn on or off at the times I've programmed them to. Sometimes they work, sometimes they don't. Maddening.

I also have a Kasa smart plug, and it's never given me a lick of trouble. Which brings us to this: For a limited time, and while supplies last, Amazon has the Kasa indoor smart plug 4-pack for $23, the lowest price on record. Granted, this quartet usually sells for $25 (though it was previously $30), so the savings aren't huge. But my recommendation definitely is (huge, I mean), and that's why I'm jumping on this deal myself.

$23 $30 at Amazon

(Pro tip: If you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day Amazon Prime trial here.)

In case you're new to the concept, a smart plug plugs into a standard AC outlet; then you plug a lamp, appliance or the like into that.

Once the smart plug is connected to your home Wi-Fi network, you can control it in all kinds of ways. You can set a schedule. You can set a countdown timer. You can tell your Alexa or Google Home device to "turn on the thing" or "turn off the other thing."

Me, I often start 3D-print jobs that won't finish until after I'm asleep. Rather than let that power-hungry printer remain on all night after it's done, I can program the outlet to turn off at a set time.

I've already given you my endorsement of Kasa's plugs; here are a few more: Nearly 28,000 Amazon customers collectively rated them 4.7 stars out of 5. So while I can't say with 100% certainty you'll like these, the chances are mighty, mighty good.

Even if you miss the sale, the Kasa 4-pack is a solid smart-plug deal.

$23 $30 at Amazon

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