Alexa-Enabled Ora WiFi Mini Smart Plug - 2 or 4 Pack
Price: $29.99 - 54.99
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I have 3 smart plugs made by 2 different companies, and I’m not overly impressed with them. I find most things that are plugged in aren’t well controlled by simply toggling power, except lamps, but I have Hue bulbs for those (because dimming is important). Things I would like to turn on/off with a simply toggle are either too power hungry (i.e. AC or dehumidifier), and/or don’t resume automatically once power is restored.
Outdoor string lights being the exception, except these smart plugs never seem to be rated for outdoor use…
Purchased 4 of these the last time they came up for sale. I’ve had no issues with them. I currently have a lamp, sound machine, and fan plugged in and interfaced with Alexa. The set up was simple.
An interesting post from a previous sale regarding suspect app permissions and the potential for spyware:
Yep, came here to repeat myself.
Anyone know if these can be configured using browser/webapp? As usual, no app for me. No IOS or Android device in my possession.
Can these be controlled from outside the home? It says wifi, but does that mean the device you are controlling it with must be on the same network?
My wife wanted something like this for her hair straightener that she could disable remotely if she leaves the house without unplugging it (or to make sure that it’s not on if she isn’t sure).
I don’t have these but I do have two TP-Link smart plugs that I used from 200 miles away to turn lights on and off while on vacation. The grandkids loved watching my WiFi cameras while they turned lights on and off.
I bought several of these last time they were on Woot as well. The “Tuya” app works with these devices and has much more palatable permissions Tuya also works with Alexa, and will even control some of the cheap color changing wifi bulbs I got.
Overall, I like these quite a bit. The form factor is great, and they work quite well. I’ve also got several TP-Link outlets. Functionality/reliability is about the same on each, though these appear to support 10 AMPs, and the TP-Link is slightly higher (15?). I run my ACs on TP-Link, but these work great for lamps etc.
I can confirm functionality with the “Tuya” app works outside the home. In fact anything that works with Alexa or Google Home will work outside the home (they all use external servers to control your smart home devices). Though the Tuya app does not appear to support power monitoring (or didn’t the last time I looked, I use them through Alexa almost exclusively ).
Have you looked into an auto-shut off safety outlet?
Woot, you appear to be sold out of 4 packs. Can I buy two-2 packs for the price of a 4 pack?
I’d love to do that for you but it doesn’t work that way. We’d have to refund all the people that bought 2 packs. Sorry.
I’d be just a bit leary of Woot’s reply to your question. When I bought these the last time the 4-packs were also unavailable so I had to purchase two 2-packs for a few dollars more. What Woot sent me was four single-packs (which weren’t even listed)! I do feel just a bit cheated, even if only for a few dollars.
Even though they’re singles, vendors often prebox units. So they grab a box with a 4 pack or they grab a single.
This was one of those meaningless issues that a CSR should choose Option C - Better to remain silent…
But if you want to select Option A (Blame it on the vendor) AND Option B (Defend the vendor) then you are just egging me on here.
Here are the details (and don’t say I didn’t warn you):
- Woot’s site indicated that the 4-pack was unavailable;
- I had to order two 2-packs for $5 more;
- I was sent four single-packs in a padded envelope;
- Here you are telling me that you have no control over how the vendor pre-packages the items you sell;
- If four singles in a padded envelope is consider pre-packaged by the vendor, then why wasn’t the 4-pack listed as available on the Woot site?
- You guys owe me $5, even if just for wasting my personal time having to explain it to you…
Dang, I love you.
But good news, I see the 4pack is available again!!!
If I plugged this into a Lamp can I still use the switch on the lamp to turn the light on and off. So if i dont have my phone on me and Alexa cant hear me. The plug will be behind my couch so it will be hard to press the button on the plug.
Do you know if I plugged this into a Lamp can I still use the switch on the lamp to turn the light on and off. So if i dont have my phone on me and Alexa cant hear me. The plug will be behind my couch so it will be hard to press the button on the plug.