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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  • TIMER and SCHEDULE --Turn on/off the device at a set time automatically once set up a timer/schedule even if the network is shutdown.
  • REMOTE CONTROL and VOICE CONTROL----Control your electrical items via your phone whenever and wherever you are with Smart Life App or Alexa and Google home. .
  • UPGRADED DESIGN -- Overload protection circuit ensure complete safety. The upgraded base design perfectly fits into the UK wall socket and won't interfere with the switch.
  • WORK in SCENARIO -- Make your life smarter in specific situation, such as sunrise/sunset, humidity, temperature, weather, air quality and so on.
  • WARM TIPS----Our smart plug only supports 2.4G wifi network,don't support 5G wifi network.Feel free to contact us via Amazon if you have any problems with TECKIN products.

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  • 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.
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  • Compatibility - Works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant for Voice Control
  • No Hub Required - Works with any Wi-Fi router without the need for a separate hub
  • Remote Access -Control devices connected to the smart plug wherever you use the free Tapo app on your phone
  • Schedule and Timer - Schedule/Timer the smart plug to automatically power electronics on and off as needed
  • Device Sharing - Share management permissions with family members for multiple control

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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