TP-Link Smart Bulb & Smart Plug
Plug & Play
Apartment living tends to limit a smart home geek’s options. In a way, it’s a good thing because it’s forced me to be patient about adding more devices to my home.
Patience breeds perspective, and perspective has allowed me to avoid some common frustrations. With smart home equipment, like anything else, you tend to get what you pay for. Something that at first seems like a bargain (IKEA’s system, for example), turns out to be very poor value once you investigate what it requires and how limited its connectivity really is.
So far, the best balance of value, functionality, and ease of use that I’ve found is embodied in TP-Link’s line of smart home products.
Many months ago, I got access to their flagship smart bulb, the Kasa Smart Wi-Fi LED Light Bulb, along with their Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Plug (Slim Edition). As always, I’ve reserved judgement until I could put...
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