This is a device that really needs more attention, because it can be a real game changer for people like me who live in a space that has weak wi-fi in some areas due to walls and distance. In my house, our router is in the hallway in the middle, but near the back and front, the signal can get very weak and it's annoying. So this product is exactly what I was looking for, to boost the signal for all my many devices.
Out of the box this thing is great. Its form factor is about what you would hope, it's simple, with one button. It's all controlled via an app on your phone, which was easy to set up and really walked me through the process.
I did have an issue with the instructions, which were fine but were obviously written by someone with English as their second language. Everything was so straightforward though that this didn't matter much. However, the QR code in the instructions to download the app went nowhere so I had to do a search online for it. A small detail but you guys might want to look into that.
Once installed, in the back room of my house I went from two stuttering bars to a full four bars, and everything I wanted to do was easy.
Keep in mind, though, that it only works with 2.4Ghz signals, so if your router only has 5Ghz it might not work for you? I didn't have a problem however.
All in all a great product for the price, and a welcome addition to my information hungry household.
After getting my Echo Dot I considered several wifi items but finally opted to order this one. Very reasonably priced compared to many other wifi enabled devices. I LOVE IT!! It's so nice to have a light turned on across the room without having to get up and mess with it. I am disabled and I also do a lot of crafting and art, so I'm not always able to do get it when I need the extra light. It definitely makes working and moving around the house so much easier. I will be buying more of these along with a few other wifi enabled devices.
The setup for the device was simple. Set up an account with the app, connect the device, and you are good to go. There's an audible clicking sound that happens each time you turn on/off the device. Not sure what that sound represents. It gets the job done.
I chuckled when the instructions say to search for the "Smart Life" skill on the Amazon Alexa, then select "the first one". Hope that doesn't change!
It was very simple to configure it to work with Alexa using the Android App. Only few minutes and I got my lights controlled by Alexa. I like that it covers only one power outlet so it allows me to keep using the other power outlet independently
I purchased a TP-Link smart plug mini before discovering this plug on amazon. Same exact functionality and reliability but at a much better price (saved over $10 on each one). I have my bookshelf lights attached to it since it’s cumbersome to reach around the bookshelf to turn them on. Now with the Google Home intergeation, all I say is “Hey Google, turn on bookshelf light” and no more struggling to turn the lights on or off. It was very easy to add the device to your network, just make sure you use the 2.4ghz signal. Looking forward to adding a few more of these to my smart home collection.