The smart home market is filled to the brim with half-functional products. By comparison, TP-Link's smart home devices check off nearly every box. They're usually inexpensive (and frequently go on sale), they work with both Google Assistant and Alexa, and the mobile app is well designed with plenty of options. I've bought several of their smart plugs, and I recently tried out the company's power strip.
TP-Link announced several new smart home devices at CES, including the 'Wi-Fi Outdoor Plug,' which is exactly what it sounds like. It's a smart plug with two outlets, designed for use outdoors. Even though it functionally works, it's not quite as versatile as I had hoped. Read More
You've made it halfway through another week. Congratulations! Reward yourself with some discount tech. Here you'll find savings on Android Police's fitness wearable of choice, the Fitbit Charge 3; the first-generation Echo Show; and an outdoor smart plug, among other things. Read More
How was your weekend? Pretty good? Now that it's Monday, we've got a fresh batch of deals for you. The Roku Ultra is on sale, plus a couple of TP-Link smart home bundles, a projector from Anker, and then some. Read More
The workweek is half over, so why not treat yourself with some discounted gadgets? We've got good deals on a nice, big Chromebook, a high-quality budget Nokia phone, and a whole bunch of charging accessories you can use to keep 'em topped up. Read More
Hey, it's Monday again (sorry). But there's good news! We've got a fresh crop of deals, including the return of a popular Philips Hue discount, some super cheap Bluetooth speakers, and more than $100 off the BlackBerry Key2. Read More
TP-Link's smart stuff is really solid and really affordable — all the more so since it frequently goes on sale. Until midnight tonight, you can grab an absolute banger of a deal on the company's Smart Plug Minis. Normally $25 apiece, they're currently $27.99 for a two-pack at B&H. Read More
At Android Police, we keep an eye out for great deals on tech goodies so we can let you know when the time to buy is right. But there are a lot of deals out there; too many to highlight each in its own story. With that in mind, here are some bargains you may have missed over the past few days. Read More
If you're looking for inexpensive smart lighting for your home, this buy-one-get-one-free offer from Office Depot for TP-Link A19 smart bulbs might be just the thing. The bulbs can't change color, but they are dimmable and — most importantly — it'll only cost you $25 to get two with this coupon code. Read More
Sure, you've been reading about smart home stuff. Think maybe it's time to jump in, adopting (well, almost literally) a laissez-faire approach to lighting controls? This could be your chance, at minimal cost and with no fancy electrical wiring required.
This TP-Link kit contains a pair of 3-way wall switches that you can control manually — the relatives will like that — or remotely. TP-Link says they work with any device using Amazon's Alexa, Google Assistant, or some 3rd-party home platforms (e.g.: IFTTT, Nest).
[We pause, here, to note the absence of Apple's HomeKit.]
TP-Link switches get mostly happy reviews on Amazon, with this kit averaging 4.2 stars. Read More
Philips Hue is the first name in smart lighting as far as a lot of consumers are concerned, but TP-Link quietly makes several quality smart home options, including smart light bulbs. The LB120 bulb is already reasonably priced, going for between $23 and $30 apiece, depending on the retailer, and it's currently even cheaper at B&H. You can grab a two-pack for just $30. Read More