Best Smart Plugs: 6 Plugs You'll Wish You'd Bought Sooner

Best smart plugs guide
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The best smart plugs turn ordinary devices into smart ones. They provide convenience and offer peace of mind — after all, you don’t have to be in the same room, or even at home, to turn a device off or on. 

Smart plugs are handy in all types of ways, and many are so easy to use you'll wish you'd have bought one sooner. You can schedule lights to turn on so it appears as if someone is home, and energy monitoring features help to improve your home's energy efficiency and can reduce your bills. 

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Jack Woodfield
News Editor

Jack has worked in journalism for 11 years and was the News Editor for Homebuilding & Renovating from 2019 until the beginning of 2023. He strives to break the most relevant and beneficial stories for self builders, extenders and renovators, including the latest news on the construction materials shortage and hydrogen heating. In 2021 he appeared on BBC's The World at One to discuss the government's planning reforms. 

He enjoys testing new tools and gadgets, and having bought his first home in 2013, he has renovated every room and recently finished a garden renovation.