Wyze Plug Review

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Smart home products are blowing up right now, with new companies springing up left and right. Of these industry disruptors, Wyze is one of my all-time favorites. They’re known for producing high quality smart home products, like the Wyze Cam, the Wyze Cam Pan, Wyze Sense, and the Wyze Bulb, at a fraction of the cost of their competitors. So when I heard that they had a two-pack of smart plugs for only $14.99 ($7.50 each if you missed the day they taught addition in math), I was extremely excited. Most smart plugs are in the range of $20 to $40, so Wyze is keeping up with their affordable streak. But is the Wyze plug worth buying in the first place? Let’s find out together.

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Wyze Plug
Wyze Plug
Wyze Plug

This indoor plug lets you use Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa to control devices using your voice alone, with schedules, scenes, and even a Vacation Mode. 

Wyze Plug Design

Wyze Plug Closeup
Wyze Plug Closeup

At first glance, the Wyze plug may look like your average plug, but don’t be fooled by it’s minimalist appearance. This indoor plug connects to your Wi-Fi to communicate with the Wyze app, allowing remote control. That means you can turn appliances up to 1800 watts on and off from wherever! I could see this coming in handy if I’m worried that I left my iron on, or if I want a hot pot of coffee to be waiting for me when I get up.

The Wyze Plug won't block other outlets
The Wyze Plug won’t block other outlets

Plus, I love that it doesn’t block other sockets, because let’s be honest, I have more electronics than I can really handle at this point.

Wyze Plug Features

Putting the Wyze Plug on Schedules on the Wyze App
Putting the Wyze Plug on Schedules on the Wyze App

Of course, the main purpose of a smart plug is to allow you to remotely control appliances, but the Wyze plug has a bunch of other cool features to make your life easier. For example, you get put it on schedules so the appliance turns off and on throughout the day. You’ll be able to group smart plugs together to control multiple appliances at once.

You can even command the plug with your voice with Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa! Finally, the plug works with IFTTT, allowing you to hook it up to other connected devices and create automated triggers. For example, I could have my fan turn on whenever my front door sensor opens, as it means I am home and in need of some serious AC.

Installing the Wyze Plug

Wyze Plug Installation
Wyze Plug Installation

Setting up the Wyze Plug was so easy that it literally took me 35 seconds. I already had the Wyze app downloaded, so all I had to do was plug in the plug, tap add product on the Wyze app, select the plug, and connect to the Wi-Fi network. Then, I named the device. Easy as pie!

The Wyze App

Making Actions for the Wyze Plug on the Wyze App
Making Actions for the Wyze Plug on the Wyze App

The Wyze app is where you’ll control your plug, set up schedules, groupings, automations, and smart platform integrations. The app has a decent 3.5 rating from both iPhone and Android users, making for a user-friendly experience.

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Wyze Plug
Wyze Plug
Wyze Plug

This indoor plug lets you use Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa to control devices using your voice alone, with schedules, scenes, and even a Vacation Mode. 

Recap of the Wyze Plug

Overall, I really like the Wyze plug. It has all the features I’m looking for, for an incredibly low price!

I’d buy the Wyze plug if you’d like…

  • Amazon and Google integrations: The Wyze plug works with the two most popular voice assistants, Alexa and Google Assistant.
  • Schedules and groupings: Wyze makes it easy to control appliances throughout the day while putting in minimal effort.
  • User-friendly app: You shouldn’t have any issues controlling or monitoring your plug on the Wyze app, available for iOS as well as Android.

But stay away if you were looking for…

  • Apple or Microsoft integrations: If you were hoping to control your plug with Apple HomeKit or Microsoft Cortana, then the Wyze plug is definitely not for you.
  • Energy monitoring: You won’t be able to see how much energy your Wyze plug is using through the Wyze app.
  • Weather-resistance: The Wyze plug is meant to be used indoors only.

If the Wyze plug doesn’t seem like the smart plug for you, I’d check out my review of the best smart plugs of 2019.

Gabe Turner

Gabe Turner

Gabe Turner is an attorney and journalist with a passion for home tech and secure, efficient living. Since graduating from NYU Law, he has maintained a paradoxical existence of trying to live life adventurously while remaining staunchly risk-averse. He is torn by the dual desires of wanting to only be in Brooklyn writing about housing policy and smart home tech and aspiring to visit his friends scattered across the globe. Gabe believes that stable, safe communities are the cornerstone to a vibrant and healthy society, and it is this passion that brought him to contribute to Security Baron.

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