Smart sockets can be an alternative for those looking for practicality, as they allow you to manage electronics from a distance. They are interesting for programming the operation of home appliances through mobile applications. Companies such as Multilaser, Positivo, i2GO, Rsmart, Ekaza and Elgin offer models that start at R$64, as is the case of the i2GO Smart Plug Slim, which allows you to program the times to turn on and off the devices through your smartphone. The user can program to turn on the coffee maker to wake up with the drink ready, for example.
The Ekaza T105, on the other hand, promises to minimize the risks of burnt out appliances or possible fires and is seen from R$87. Another highlight is the RSmart model, which has an Alexa connection and can be found for around R$112. See Here are six models of smart sockets to buy in Brazil in 2022.
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Smart Plug Wi-Fi Positivo is bivolt and supports current up to 16A — Photo: Disclosure/Positivo
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The i2GO Smart Plug Slim is an option for those who want to have a smart home. According to the manufacturer’s specifications, this model allows you to program dates and times to turn electronics on and off. This control can be done through the i2GO Home mobile app, which can be downloaded for free. The outlet is available from R$ 64.
The brand points out that it is possible to manage the functions of the socket by voice command, as the item is also compatible with the Google Assistant and Alexa artificial intelligence systems. The accessory has a voltage of 110 V. On the Amazon website, the product is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars and buyers are satisfied with the accessory. However, some point out that in eventual power outages, the socket does not turn on by itself.
- Pros: cost benefit
- Cons: according to buyers, the socket does not turn on by itself when there are power outages
i2GO Smart Plug Slim is compatible with Google Assistant and Alexa — Photo: Disclosure/i2GO
The Multilaser Liv SE231 is another model that can offer practicality at home. According to the supplier, this outlet has a national standard output, with three pins, in addition to an on and off button. In addition, the accessory is also bivolt, compatible with 110 V and 220 V, 16 A. The product can be purchased for approximately R$ 93.
Through the mobile application, it is possible to program the operating time of the connected electronics and have access to the energy consumption of each device. The connection is made via Wi-Fi. The product is rated 4.4 out of 5 stars on Amazon, and users praise its practicality and the fact that the device is compatible with other apps, in addition to Multilaser’s. However, some complain that the outlet started to turn on and off by itself, with a few days of use.
- Pros: model is bivolt
- Cons: some users say that the socket had problems with little time of use
The Multilaser Liv SE231 comes in the national three-prong format — Photo: Disclosure/Multilaser
The Positivo Smart Plug Wi-Fi model is another choice that can bring convenience. According to the manufacturer, the item is easy to install and features can be managed through the Positivo Casa Inteligente app, available both on the Google Play Store and on the App Store. The option sells for around R$95.
The outlet is also compatible with the Google Assistant and Alexa systems, which allow you to control connected appliances by voice commands. The accessory is only available on the 10 A voltage model. On Amazon, the item is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars, and users highlight the convenience of connecting to Alexa. However, some point to incompatibility with the manufacturer’s application and others consider the price to be high.
- Pros: practicality of installation
- Cons: only available with 10 A voltage
Positivo Smart Plug Wi-Fi allows management through the mobile application — Photo: Disclosure/Positivo
Elgin’s model is another one that can please those looking for practicality. Like other models on this list, this one also allows you to control connected electronics through the mobile app, has Wi-Fi connectivity and supports voice commands through Google Assistant and Alexa devices. The socket is seen from R$ 112.
The product is available in 10 A and 16 A models and has three-pin national standard outputs. The outlet is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon, and shoppers highlight the convenience the item offers when controlling electronics.
- Pros: meets expectations
- Cons: high price
The Elgin outlet is available in 10 A and 16 A models — Photo: Disclosure/Elgin
The Ekaza T105 is yet another alternative under R$100. According to the manufacturer, the socket is equipped with a 20 A voltage pin, has compatibility with Google Assistant and Alexa, can be connected via Wi-fi or Bluetooth and guarantees minimize the risk of burnt-out appliances or possible fires. The product is found from R$ 87.
Through the Ekaza application, it is possible to automate home electronics and schedule the on and off times for each of them. The socket also has an on and off button, ideal for those who prefer manual control. The product is rated 4.1 out of 5 stars on Amazon, and buyers claim that the product performs as promised. On the other hand, some complain about the absence of a power meter.
- Pros: 20 A voltage, the highest on this list
- Cons: users complain that the outlet does not have a power meter
The Ekaza T105 aims to reduce the risk of fire or burnt appliances — Photo: Disclosure/Ekaza
Another option is the RSmart socket. According to the brand, this model is bivolt, has an output voltage of 10 A and also comes in the national standard, with three output pins. Like the other items on this list, this one also aims to offer practicality, both in installation and in use, as it allows you to control electronics through your smartphone. The accessory is offered from R$ 98.
The item is also compatible with Alexa and can be used in a variety of appliances, including capsule coffee makers, hair dryers, video games, heaters and electric ovens. The outlet is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars on Amazon and buyers point out that the product is easy to install. However, some users report difficulties in configuring the native application and recommend using the Smart Life software.
- Pros: bivolt model, compatible with many devices
- Cons: buyers point out difficulty configuring the product’s native app
The RSmart model makes it possible to control connected devices by smartphone — Photo: Disclosure / RSmart
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