TanTan Smart WiFi Plug Outlet, 2-Pack

Last updated date: April 22, 2020

DWYM Score
8.4

TanTan Smart WiFi Plug Outlet, 2-Pack

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 124 expert reviews, the TanTan TanTan Smart WiFi Plug Outlet, 2-Pack placed 6th when we looked at the top 12 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note August 4, 2020:
Checkout The Best Smart Plug for a detailed review of all the top smart plugs.

Expert Summarized Score
8.6
4 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.2
2,479 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
This mini smart plug is compatible with Alexa, Google Home, and IFTTT. It is also compatible with Android 4.4 and iOS 8 and above. One good safety feature is the Away Mode function in which it turns your devices on and off at different times to give your neighbors the appearance that someone is home.
- Ideaing
TanTan SMART01 allows you to turn On/Off the connected devices wherever you are while the remote access helps you to check the real-time status of the appliance at anytime and anywhere.
- TechCinema
January 12, 2019 | Full review
Able to schedule times of day to have plugs disabled in order to save money on utility bills
- Zen Household
December 13, 2018 | Full review
What experts didn't like
Doesn`t work with Computer, IPad, Smarthing, Homekit.
- TechCinema
January 12, 2019 | Full review
There are complaints that the smart home plug is difficult to connect with other third-party devices like Amazon Echo, Google Home assistant, etc.
- Zen Household
December 13, 2018 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

Mini Smart Plug Specifications WIFI Requirement: 2.4Ghz Only Working Temp: -10 ~ 60 ℃ Rated Voltage: 100 - 240V(The maximum power changed as local voltage) Rated Current: 10A Max AC Frequency: 50/60Hz Max power: 1200W Support smart phone: IOS 8.0 above, Adroid 4.4 above Build a Safe & Smart Home with TanTan Works with Alexa Works with Google Home IFTTT Compatible Schedule feature Timer function Create Group Share to Families What's in TanTan's Box TanTan Mini Socket * 2 User Manual * 1 Easy to Use and Install Works with Smart Phone APP Step 1: Download the App(Smart life or Go smart or Gosund) on your phone, and get an account. Step 2: Plug in your wifi outlet. Add smart plug device to the App. Step 3: Choose AP Mode. Long press the on/off button and Confirm indicator slowly blink. Then enter your home Wi-fI password (Only 2.4G) Step 4: Go to your Phone’s settings and join your smart plug’s Wi-Fi network. Return to the app to continue setup. Step 5: Wait to successfully configure then tap “Completed” Hands-Free Voice Control Enable the skill on Alexa App; Link your app account to skill; Discover the smart plug; Set up with Amazon Alexa Enable the same name of app skill on Alexa App; Link your app account to skill; Discover the smart plug; Manage devices with voice! Note: Please keep in mind that the corresponding app should be set up already before setting up with Alexa or Google. No Hub Required TanTan Wi-Fi mini Socket works with your existing home Wi-Fi (2.4 GHz band) without the need for a separate hub. wifi plug Enjoy Piece of Mind With the remote access, you are able to check the real-time status of the appliance at anytime and anywhere. Wherever you are, control your connected devices , such as humidifier, electric kettle, Christmas tree, coffee maker, lamp and electric fan and other devices before arriving home or after leaving. Set Timer/Coutdown You can use the free app to create Timer / Countdown for connected electronics based on your daily and weekly routines. Scheduling also helps reduce your electricity bill by keeping power-hungry devices off when they are not needed. Share your smart plug with your families TanTan Smart Wi-Fi Plug can make your family relationships closer and make your life easier and smarter. Some warm tips for you: 1.If the indictor doesn't flashing when you plug in the tantan smart plug for first connection, please hold a 5-10 seconds press on the button of your smart plug and see if it's start flashing; 2.If the smart device can't be connected to WiFi, please long press ON/OFF button for 5~10 seconds to reset the smart plug or change the easy mode to AP mode which is more compatible; 3.The smart socket only works with 2.4 GHz network. If your router broadcasts both 2.4 and 5GHz, please selected the 2.4GHz network with the app. If connection still failed,we recommend you call your ISP and had them completely shut off the 5 GHz network on the router; You are free to change the network to 5 GHz again after connecting; 4.Please try to make your smart outlet and router as close as possible when first connection, you can change the place after connecting successfully.

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An Overview On Smart Plugs

Creating a smart home has never been easier. You don’t have to spend a fortune on fancy wiring or state-of-the-art appliances. For a low cost, you can purchase a small plug that will convert any electric-powered item in your home into a smart device. That means you can plug in lamps, toasters, holiday lights and much more and control those items using an app or your voice.

But before you buy a smart plug, there are a few things to consider. The first is the devices you already have. If you own an Amazon smart speaker like an Alexa or Echo Dot, an Amazon smart plug is well worth considering since you’ll simply be able to plug it into the wall and wait for it to connect. Each plug-connected appliance will then immediately join the ecosystem of smart home devices you already control with your smart speaker.

Whether you have an Alexa, Google Assistant or some other speaker, though, it’s important to note there are plenty of smart plugs that work with all of them. Technology has advanced to the point where setup is fairly easy no matter which brand you buy. In fact, Amazon plugs are limited to Amazon devices, so you’ll be in a pickle with your voice control if you ever decide to switch to another type of smart speaker.

App control is one of the best things about a smart plug. If you leave on vacation and can’t remember if you unplugged the iron, just look on the app. You can also control your apps remotely or set your lamps and other items to power on and off on a schedule. Look for a smart plug with an easy-to-use app that has all the features you’re most likely to need.

If energy consumption is a concern, shop for a smart plug that offers reporting on your energy use each month. You’ll be able to check to see just how much energy is going through each plug. If you notice one appliance is particularly energy-draining, you can look for ways to reduce power consumption and possibly knock some dollars and cents off your monthly utility bill.

DWYM Fun Fact

There’s no shortage of ways a smart plug can make your life easier. Lamps are probably the first thing you think about, and it can be useful to schedule your lights to come on and off at designated times. It’s also nice to cut all the lights in your home with one voice command. But there are plenty of other inventive ways to use your smart plug, including connecting it to your kettle or coffee maker and scheduling it to come on at a designated time each day. Parents also find smart plugs useful in shutting off kids’ gaming consoles or even attaching the home router to shut everything down at a specific time each day.

The Smart Plug Buying Guide

  • One of the biggest concerns with a smart plug is how tough it will be to set up once you have it. Look for a plug that will automatically sync up to your home’s Wi-Fi so that you don’t have to spend hours troubleshooting.
  • Once your plug is in place, you’ll need a way to control it. This starts within your own home. If you’re setting up a smart home, you probably want to use voice control to send commands to every connected device. Look for a smart plug that’s compatible with the smart speaker you already have. If you have an Alexa, make sure you choose plugs that will easily sync up to your smart speaker so that you can control connected appliances with your voice.
  • You won’t just want to manage your items when you’re home. For that reason, most smart plugs connect to an app that lets you control everything whether you’re in your own living room or on the other side of the country. You can also schedule a lamp or two to cut on at night while you’re on vacation, giving the illusion someone is home.
  • Grouping is another valuable feature on some smart plugs. You can give each plug a name to make it easy to turn things on and off using voice control. Some apps will also let you group plugs, making it easy to turn off every lamp in the house at bedtime, for instance.
  • Whether you’re new to smart plugs or adding on to your home setup, it’s important to consider any limitations on the app that accompanies them. You’ll likely be limited in how many devices you can add. Even if you’re only grabbing one or two now, think down the line when you may want to hook up more devices.
  • Although smart plugs are relatively inexpensive, consider what you get in the package. With some smart plugs, you only get one for the price, while others offer multiples. Even if you can’t think of more than one thing to connect now, once you see how much easier it makes your life, you’ll likely want to add other items in your house.
  • One benefit you won’t find with many smart plugs is energy reporting. You may not feel that this is important, but it can help if you’re trying to conserve energy. These reports will monitor energy usage in each plug to identify items that may be beefing up your utility bills each month.
  • It’s important to consider size as you’re shopping. Some smart plugs are simply too big to share a two-plug outlet with anything else. For that reason, a mini smart plug is a better choice if you are limited on outlets. Bulky plugs are also tougher to squeeze behind furniture.