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It's 2018, and yes, I am disappointed that we don't have flying, time-traveling cars. However(!), we do have incredible smart plugs that can basically control everything in your home via an app — and that's some futuristic technology I can get behind.
Thanks to the handy TP-Link Smart Plug (on sale for $19.99; originally $27.99), though, you can now turn electronics on and off, operate your Alexa or Google Home, and schedule the lights to go on at a certain time — all from the comfort of wherever you are. (I'll be on my couch.) 👏
The smart plug and your phone use Wi-Fi to communicate with each other, so as long as you have a secured 2.4 GHz network connection, you're set.
And listen: I am not the only one who thinks this is the coolest invention since the World Wide Web. The product has over 3,000 reviews and a 4.3-star average rating on Amazon.
The company behind these smart plugs, TP Link, also has a variety of other plugs and switches with different features.
Now you can transform your crib into a smart house. Or never again stress about whether you left your coffee pot or curling iron on. You can turn your Christmas tree lights on and off, just because. Really, you can do *whatever* you want with these smart things. It's just...too cool not to have!
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