TP-Link Kasa Energy Monitoring Smart Plug, 6-Outlet

Last updated: January 4, 2022

Whether you have Google Home or Alexa Echo, this power strip with six smart plugs is an excellent buy. In fact, the power strip also serves as a surge protection and includes three USB ports for charging all of your electronic devices. Users are even able to control their devices remotely using voice commands and the Kasa Smart app.

We looked at the top Smart Plugs and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Smart Plug you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: This smart plug serves as a power strip and a surge protector and has six outlets and three USB ports.

In our analysis of 106 expert reviews, the TP-Link Kasa Energy Monitoring Smart Plug, 6-Outlet placed 6th when we looked at the top 15 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

With independent control of 6 devices and extra USB ports to charge 3 others, the kasa smart Wi-Fi power strip is ideal for your family rooms, home office or small business, power up your office remotely and even your holiday lights. Remotely control each outlet with the kasa smart app or use voice commands with Alexa, Google assistant, or Microsoft cortana. Kasa app system requirement: iOS 10 or Android 4.4 or higher

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

It transforms one wall plug into six independently controllable outlets so you can turn different devices on and off as well as create separate schedules and triggers.
What makes this smart strip so spectacular? The Kasa Smart app helps a lot. This app is almost perfectly organized, and it has an excellent user interface coupled with graphical reinforcement of actions and behaviors to make it crystal clear what action you’re taking and which outlet you’ve scheduled.
It connects to its own app for remote control, energy monitoring and scheduling. It works with Google Assistant, Alexa, Cortana and IFTTT. It's sleek and attractive.
It also has three USB ports for charging phones, tablets, and other peripherals, and it supports IFTTT applets that allow each outlet to interact with other smart devices such as cameras and motion sensors.
Another benefit here is that the whole thing connects to your home network over Wi-Fi, so you don’t need some other hub or smart speaker in order to start using it.
It has many advanced features that you can make your home automation easy to set up and monitor, like scheduling, energy monitoring, surge protection and more.
With the TP-Link Kasa app users can also note exactly how much power is being used by each plug as well as being able to turn power on or off.
You can monitor per-outlet power usage and set timers/schedules.
You can control each connected device individually using the Kasa app, Alexa or Google Assistant, or buttons on the device itself.
A flat plug at the end of the power strip allows placement neatly behind furniture, and it follows a traditional power strip design making it blend into your space without screaming smart device.
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All 6 outlets are independently controlled and it works with Alexa, Google Assistant, and Cortana.

What reviewers didn't like

Is a little pricier than the average smart plug.
While I applaud any reduction in unnecessary paper products, TP-Link goes one tick too far as its power strip features too little documentation for getting started.
It's expensive. Its USB ports don't support fast charging, nor do they talk to the Kasa app.
You'll pay a bit more for the TP-Link Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Power Strip HS300 than you will for some other models.
Unfortunately, the ports max out at 4 amps, which means they won’t be able to fast charge any smartphones, which is really what you’d want to use them for.
The only occasion I would hesitate to suggest Kasa power strip would be if you are looking for a power strip for outdoor use. Since in this case, you are looking for a weatherproof smart plug, you should be looking for other options on the market.
Like many smart home devices, this won't connect to 5GHz networks.
That said, at $79, it's a bit pricey.
Unfortunately, there are only small spaces between the outlets, which might make plugging in your devices difficult.
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No Apple HomeKit compatibility
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