Smart Plugs help you to easily manage your home electronics and appliances from anywhere at anytime.  The Smart Plug, which looks like a traditional plug adapter, just plugs into a socket and works with your smart home network.  This device enables you to control whatever you have plugged into it from anywhere via your smartphone or tablet - all you need is internet access - a great way of turning on and off your lights when you are not at home!

The Tapo 2 Pack smart plug offers better value to our customers - 2 smart plugs for €35.99

The TCP, TP-Link & Tapo smart plugs do not require a separate hub like other smart home products - all you need is Wifi to access all of the product's functionality.  You can control the smart plug manually, from your phone or tablet or use a smart speaker such as the Google Nest Mini - "Hey Google, turn on the Christmas tree lights!" - now that's smart!

Smart Plug uses are endless:

Charging Devices: Many of us leave our phones charging all night.  Let’s face it, it’s convenient.  However, this is not very safe as chargers can overheat when plugged in for a long time.  Also, leaving a phone connected to a charger for prolonged periods of time can shorten its battery life.  By connecting your phone’s charger to a Smart Plug, you can time your phone to charge for say 2 hours as you head to bed or even at say 5am so that the phone is ready to go when you get up at 7am.

Electric Blankets: How nice would it be to be able to take out your phone on the way home from a night out and switch on your electric blanket?  Coming home to a warm cosy bed is made easy with a Smart Plug.

Holiday Lights: You don’t want it known that you have headed away for a week and left the house unattended.  Help keep intruders guessing with some simple smart home automation – you can arrange for different lamps to turn on and off at different times of the day / night / week. Also, if you are the type of homeowner who obsesses over outdoor lighting when you are away on holidays, you can use smart plugs to turn these lights on and off with ease. Controlling your lighting adds to your home security system.

Hard to Reach Places:  Sometimes we have devices plugged in in hard to reach places – Smart TVs, Christmas Tree Lights etc. Devices do consume energy when they are on standby mode.  So being able to turn then off is cost effective.  Control these devices via a Smart Plug and your smart phone or tablet.  This is especially useful for people with a movement disability or for elderly people.

Kid’s Electronics: With Smart Plugs there is no need to argue with younger kids anymore about turning off the TV or Xbox.  You can now switch it off from anywhere!  It can fun watching your kids get a bit cross because the TV needs a little break!!!  

Lights: Some children (& pets) need to have a small light/lamp on in the room for going to sleep.  Again, this can be turned off remotely via a Smart Plug.  Save you trotting up and down the stairs one more time!

- go on and get connected - control your coffee maker, lights for pets & children, children's devices, lighting when you are way from home, electric blankets, and so much more!!!

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