Top positive review
Great value, easy to set-up and use, app does not seem invasive or bloated
August 1, 2018
I spent HOURS researching smart plugs before settling on these (my first "smart" things besides Echo and Fire Stick TV). They were very reasonably priced, but more important were extremely easy to set up and use. I definitely plan to buy more. You just download the Meross app and plug one in. The app is very intuitive. You can give the plug a name and even an icon. Just finish set up, then repeat for multiple plugs (if you set up multiple, the name of the first still appears as default, so just delete that and enter a new name; this threw me off a bit the first time). After setting them up, I opened Alexa and found the associated skill for these very easily. Now I can use either the Meross app or Alexa (phone or voice) to turn these on or off. They appear to be solidly made and don't get warm even when plugged in and on. There is a small light on the side when they are on, but this is easily covered with a small bit of electrical tape if you want one in your bedroom. I also love how they work with Alexa routines. Now I can just tell Alexa it is time for bed, and she shuts off the plug for my TV and turns on the ones in my bedroom for my fan and bedside light. If you plug your TV into one of these and leave the TV on, you can use Alexa to turn the plug (and thus the TV) on or off. Previously, I had to physically turn on the TV before I could use Alexa and Fire Stick to voice control. Now I can tell Alexa to turn on the TV plug and keep speaking to launch programs via Fire Stick.