Amazon one-day sale slashes prices of TP-Link routers and smart home gadgets – Engadget
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TP-Link makes a bunch of IoT gadgets that can make your home a bit smarter, and now you can pick up a number of them for less. Amazon has a one-day sale on TP-Link devices that brings many of them down to record-low prices. We particularly like the company’s Kasa Smart Light Bulbs, which earned a spot in our best smart lights guide. You fan grab a two pack of those multicolored bulbs for $17, which is a return to their Prime Day price. If you prefer white lights, a four pack of those bulbs is 38 percent off and down to $28.
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Buy Kasa Smart Light Bulbs (2 pack, multicolor) at Amazon – $17
Buy Kasa Smart Light Bulbs (4 pack, white) at Amazon – $28
Both the white and color packs that are on sale are WiFi lights, which means they don’t need a central smart home hub to work. You’ll simply connect them to your home’s WiFi network via the TP-Link companion app, and then you’ll be able to control them from your smartphone. The mobile app is pretty easy to use, allowing you to cycle through light colors, set schedules, change dimness settings and even check out usage stats per bulb. These TP-Link lights are also compatible with Amazon’s Alexa and the Google Assistant, so you’ll be able to control them with voice commands as well.
Smart lights are some of the easiest IoT gadgets to install in your home, but you can also easily make “dumb” things around your home a bit smarter with the right plugs. TP-Link makes a bunch of smart plugs that we’ve recommended in the past, and a couple of packs have been discounted in this sale. A four pack of the Kasa Mini Smart Plugs is 20 percent off and down to $24, while one of the Kasa Outdoor Smart Dimmer Plugs is 40 percent off and on sale for $18. The former is for indoor use only, but they let you plug in a coffee maker, kettle, lamp or other things and control them via your smartphone. Similarly to the Kasa smart lights, the plug’s companion app lets you set schedules and check usage for all of your appliances, and you can use Away Mode to automatically turn things on or off when you’re out of the house.
Buy Kasa Mini Smart Plugs (4 pack) at Amazon – $24
Buy Kasa Outdoor Smart Plug at Amazon – $18
Finally, there are quite a few networking gadgets included in this sale. You can pick up Gigabit Ethernet switches for up to 56 percent off, and a number of routers and mesh systems for less. Key among them is the TP-Link Deco AX3000 mesh WiFi 6 system, which has returned to its Prime Day price of $200. The pack includes three Deco X55 routers that you can place around your home to cover up to 6,500 square feet. You’ll be able to connect up to 150 devices wirelessly to your network, and each node has three Ethernet ports, which means you have more options to hardwire devices for even better speeds if you wish.
Buy Deco AX3000 WiFi 6 mesh system at Amazon – $200
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