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  # 2278169 17-Jul-2019 10:15
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Sonoffs work fine with both, they use the ewelink skill which many many devices do. All will work with google home to a degree, but the ones with temperature sensors cannot be read by either google or alexa.


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  # 2284825 28-Jul-2019 14:44
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I have used the TP-Link HS100 for around 6 months now. I had my christmas tree lights connected to it for a while and was really cool to tell google "turn on the christmas tree". I use it now to power on my subwoofer on my home theater system as I hate having it powered on all the time and you have to manually switch it on at the wall every time you want to use the home theater. Also another thing I use it for is to turn on the slow cooker while I'm at work, I find if I turn it on in the morning most food is overdone by the time I get home.




Really handy for everything I've tried it on so far. You need the KASA app to set up and the on/off button on the app is very responsive (pretty much instant). Haven't had any problems with it but have only tried it with the on/off functions. Connects with Google home really well. My partner tried to connect her phone to it the other day but apparently it can only have one user and we had to reset it, I am not sure if this is 100% true, need to have a proper look into it.


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  # 2284915 28-Jul-2019 19:08
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Has anyone tried the kogan plugs? They are selling them for $69 for 4. Supposedly work with Google assistant and Alexa but can't see much feedback on them. Tempted to give them a whirl at this price.

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  # 2284917 28-Jul-2019 19:24
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That's funny - I'm asking the same question of Kogan's smart bulbs, which also are a damn good price, provided the quality is any good.

That said, I think there's less risk with these smart plugs than the bulbs as it's more a matter of on and off! That's why I've gone with an eBay-sourced plug recommended earlier in the thread. Decent colour appears to be beyond all the cheaper bulbs.

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  # 2285022 29-Jul-2019 06:08
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Yes, Google Home functionality is great using Eweelink.

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