TP-Link Kasa Smart Plug Mini with Apple HomeKit support launches
TP-Link has launched the Kasa Smart Plug Mini with Apple HomeKit support. You can use the 15 A gadget to control various devices in your home, such as a lamp or a fan, and monitor real-time energy usage. For example, you can see the total consumption measured in kilowatt-hours currently, for the past day, week or month. The latest Kasa smart plug supports HomeKit, enabling you to control the gadget with Siri voice commands.
As with the older edition, the smart plug is also compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Home and Samsung SmartThings systems. Alternatively, you can use the accompanying app to control the smart plug, setting timers or schedules. Away mode will automatically turn on and off your devices when you are not in, and you can group multiple devices to control simultaneously. TP-Link claims that the gadget is easy to set up with no hub required.
The compact gadget will not block nearby outlets, measuring 2.62 x 1.57 x 1.5-in (~6.65 x 3.99 x 3.81 cm) and weighing 13.1 ounces (~371 g). You can now buy a four-pack of the TP-Link Kasa Smart Plug Mini with Apple HomeKit support for US$49.99. A two-pack of the smart plugs is expected to launch later this year.