TP-Link Smart Plug Mini Announced
On Thursday, December 8, 2016, TP-Link® announced its latest smart home device, the TP-Link HS 105 Smart Wi-Fi Plug Mini. Joining TP-Link’s current smart home portfolio which includes smart plugs, energy monitoring smart plugs and a variety of smart bulbs, the new TP-Link Smart Plug Mini also includes their ability to be controlled by the TP-Link Kasa mobile app and their compatibility with Amazon Alexa.
TP-Link Smart Plug Mini Features
The TP-Link Smart Plug Mini features a compact 1.5-inch thick design that allows users to plug it into a wall socket without blocking adjacent sockets. This allows the user to plug in two devices including two Smart Plug Minis.
The Smart Plug Mini is fully controlled using TP-Link’s Kasa mobile app. With Kasa, users can turn lamps, fans and other devices on and off and program daily and weekly routines by setting schedules, timers and countdowns. Kasa also features an away mode which occasionally turns the Smart Plug Mini on and off giving the appearance that someone is home when the user is away.
TP-Link Smart Plug Mini Specifications
- TP-Link Kasa required to operate the Smart Plug Mini (requires Android 4.1 or higher, iOS 8 or higher)
- Voice Control with Amazon Alexa or Google Home (TP-Link Cloud account required)
- Set schedules, timers and countdowns
- Remote monitor connected devices from anywhere
- Away Mode switches Smart Plug Mini on and off at different times
- No Hub Required
- Requires Wi-Fi router
- Power and Setting buttons
- Weight – 90.7g
- Plug into any standard wall outlet
- Dimensions – 2.61 x 1.49 x 1.57 in. (66.5 x 38 x 40 mm )
- Input Voltage – 100 - 120VAC
- Output Voltage – 100 – 120VAC
- Maximum Load – 15A
- Maximum Power – 1.80KW
Pricing and Availability
The HS 105 Smart Wi-Fi Plug Mini is immediately available in stores and online at Fry’s, Micro Center, Amazon, TP-Link and other leading retailers. The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price is $49.99 (USD).
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