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Orvibo Smart Wifi Plug Review

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The Orvibo Smart WiFi Plug is a simple to set up bit of smart home tech. Being a plug there isn’t much to it, you just pop it into a socket and plug something into it.

Setup was fairly simple, you’ll need to download an app to your mobile and this sets the plug up on your network.

One thing to be aware of is that you ensure you mobile is on the same WiFi network as you want the plug to connect to. This might sound odd, but if you have an advanced router and mobile you might have a phone on a 5GHz WiFi network and this plug trying to connect on a 2.4Ghz network, and that causes setup failure.

Orvibo Wifi PlugOnce correctly setup on your home network you can control the Orvibo plug remotely, turning it on and off even when you’re not on the WiFi network. The app also has some additional features such as a timer function and a countdown function.

The Orvibo plug was also tested a garden office, unfortunately but the plugs WiFi receiver wasn’t good enough for this. Phone WiFi works fine (can stream Spotify in the office no problem), but the plug was just a little too far out of range for it to receive commands.

However, in the house there were no such problems and you can have several of these controlled by a single app.

If you don’t have your mobile on you it’s not a problem, there is a little manual switch on the unit itself for turning the Orvibo plug on/off.

The Orvibo plug works well, and for the most part the app works well too, however it has crashed a number of times which is rather frustrating.

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HBN WiFi Smart Plug, Compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant, Wireless Smart Socket Remote Control Timer Plug Switch, No Hub Required, Control Your Devices from Anywhere (3 Pack)

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Features

  • ✓ APP REMOTE CONTROL: You can control the power on/off of your devices in a wireless way at home and away ,through your smart phone or tablet. Compatible with Android, IOS.
  • ✓ VOICE CONTROL: Work with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. You can voice-control your lights, coffee machines, fans and more. Just enjoy your smart life.
  • ✓ SET SCHEDULE & TIMER: Create worry-free schedules for your lights and appliances. Using the free app, you can set up to 15 ON/OFF per day. With the countdown timer feature, you can reduce the waste of electricity to save energy and money.
  • ✓ EASY TO USE: Download the "Smart Life" or "HBN-LINK" APP from Apple store or Google play, then connect the smart phone with the smart plug according to instructions in the package. Start setting your own schedules!
  • ✓ SATISFACTION GUARANTEE: CE Certificated ensure its safety. Please be assured purchase, HBN smart plug would be a good helper for your daily life! If you have any questions about product or operation, please feel free to contact us, and we will reply within 24 hours.

Smart Plug WiFi Outlet Teckin Smart Sockets 13A Works with Amazon Alexa Google Home and Mini Plug Wireless Remote Control Timer Plug Switch, No Hub Required (4 Pack)

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Features

  • Connection and Setting After connecting 2.4Ghz WiFi successful, and connect a device to the Smart Plug, then start your smart life. No hub required.
  • Remote and Voice Control Works with Alexa and Google home, the device can be controlled via APP on smart phone remotely , or by giving a voice command.
  • Schedule and Timer The device will automatically turn on/ off according to the schedule you set, facilitate your life and saving extra power consumption.
  • Safe and Reasonable Design Perfectly suitable for the UK wall socket and will not block the switch. The sliding safety cover is designed to prevent electric shock.
  • Quality Guaranteed If you encounter any problem or need support, please feel free to contact us through Amazon.

Mark J Draper is a self-confessed gadget lover who forged a career in the telecommunication and utility industry while maintaining a hobby of writing and filming reviews that are published on YouTube and Reviewify.co.uk.

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