Etekcity (99% positive lifetime) via Amazon currently has their Smart Plug Mini Outlet with Energy Monitoring (2 Pack) on sale for $24.99 shipped when you use coupon code JTTAXFFM at checkout. These plugs normally retail around $34, and this deal beats the Amazon all-time low by $5. You don’t need a hub when you use these plugs. They’re also well-rated at 4/5 stars with over 400 reviews.

Nomad Base Station

Etekcity Smart Plug Mini Outlet with Energy Monitoring features:

  • Fully integrated with Amazon Alexa Echo/ Dot. Does not currently support Google Home, SmartThings, Homekit, or IFTTT. Please note that VeSync account is case sensitive, so make sure you have entered right account when authorizing in Alexa
  • The VeSync app can track how much power each device uses, and how often it is used
  • Control your devices with the VeSync app through any Wi-Fi network connection or cellular network; ideal for hard-to-reach appliances & devices without ON/OFF switches; Note: you can try to press the power button for 20s to hard reset when trouble in connecting to WiFi
  • 1 minute to set up with your WiFi, 5 steps to set up with Alexa, one-click to schedule your outlets at home. Only support 2.4GHz WiFi when configuring.
  • 30-day money back, 2-year warranty and lifetime support. Notes: After a power outage, outlets will retain their most recent setting to save energy. Do not exceed the maximum load current of 10A (approximately 1200W)


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