- 2-Pack of TP-Link Smart Electrical Outlets for $22
Two-pack of TP-Link HS100 Smart Plugs for $22 ($11 each).
Normally $30 for 2.
Plugs into an existing power socket, connects to Wifi, and lets you control the on/off switch through the free TP-Link Kasa app on mobile devices.
We use one to reset the power of a surveillance camera that occasionally crashes.
Note, the size of the unit will take up the entire outlet, so if you have 2 power sockets on the wall, this will cover both.
Friday, April 26, 2019
- TP-Link Powerline Ethernet Kit for $40
TP-Link Powerline Kit includes two Ethernet adapters that power outlets to carry gigabit data network connectivity through a house.
It's $60 for the pack, and code EMCTYVB32 applies $20 off.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
- 2-Pack of TP-Link Wifi Light Switches with Dimmer $60
Normally about $42 each.
Each replace an in-wall light switch.
Not meant for 3-way lights, which are often found in hallways and stairways where two light switches control the same lights.
Thursday, April 4, 2019
- TP-Link Dual Band Wifi Router $47 (expired)
Yesterday's one-day sale on TP-Link products has expired, but Amazon added one more deal today.
A TP-Link AC1750 Wifi Router is on sale for $47 when clicking the $10 coupon under the price.
It uses dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz, and compatible with 802.11ac and older wifi signals.
Also has a 4-port gigabit switch, and a USB port for attaching a USB drive.
Also has a separate guest Wifi that can has voice-controlled on/off with an Amazon Echo.
Many reviews are positive, but be sure to read the negative reviews as well.
Like many sub-$50 wifi routers, several people report issues with their routers dying or failing over time.
There are enough positive reviews that should make it worth the risk for many consumers.
It seems the routers with the fewest issues often cost $100 and more.
If you are tired of throwing away money on cheap routers, consider a "gaming" router which often have better quality CPU and parts.
But, be ready to spend $100 or more on a new one.
Another alternative could be buying a discontinued & used "gaming" router on Ebay which can provide better connectivity than cheap newer routers, but with no support or warranty.
We bought a few very old D-Link DGL-4500 gaming routers on Ebay for $25 each, turned them into access points with radios set at 5GHz 802.11n only, which has worked quite well for over 4 years despite being single-band and very old firmware.