D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug nails all features you’d want in a smart plug such as power monitoring and management, basic and advanced schedules, internet/remote based control, alerts, and thermal protection. Smart plugs can be relatively expensive, but lately they’ve been dropping in price. Wi-Fi Smart Plug is no stranger to price drops, and is currently available for $41.99 at Amazon. From a hardware point of view, Wi-Fi Smart Plug is pretty solid, supporting up to 15A (general use) devices. And D-Link has whipped up a pretty handy companion app with mydlink Home. Hopefully D-Link adds support for Amazon Echo or other Connected Home controllers in the future. ThinkComputers awards D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug a 9 out of 10 score.
– Easy to set up
– Power management, scheduling, and thermal protection
– Internet/remote control doesn’t require extra steps or messing with router settings
– mydlink Home Power Management option won’t accept decimals for kWh values
– Not compatible with Amazon Echo (can be fixed in an update)