Smart Home Plugs Best Pick WeMo Mini

Smart Home Plugs

Last Updated: 11/03/2018

Spending months with several different smart plugs, I am confident that the WeMo Mini is the best smart plug to date on the market. If you want to connect your existing lamp or electrical devices by automation, The Belkin WeMo Mini is simple to use and it works with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple Home Kit. 


Most smart plugs are very easy to set-up, all you have to do is plug them in, set up and download the app on your smartphone. But from my experience, WeMo is the only reliable out the batch of smart plugs on the market. Great design that allows you to plug-in without blocking both outlets and can control all the major platforms in the smart home arena.  

My Top 3 Smart Plugs 

Belkin WeMo Mini (My Best Pick) – is simple to install, has a great design and is compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Nest and Apple HomeKit. You can also add features like IFTTT.  I now have 3 connected WeMo mini set-up in our home and I believe it’s a real asset to any home. You can find this AWESOME product on Amazon 

 TanTan Mini Smart Plug

TanTan Mini Smart Plug – would be my second choice as it’s cheaper and has almost all the same features as the WeMo mini smart plug. Its compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple HomeKit and IFTTT. It uses the Smart Life app, which is extremely easy to use and great for any new smart home user. This smart plug also allows you to plug-in without blocking both outlets. To learn more, go to Amazon 

 TP-Link Kasa Mini Outlet Smart Plug

TP-Link Kasa Mini Outlet Smart Plug – is my third choice as it’s a great design which allows you to plug in without blocking both outlets. It’s compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, but, sadly, it’s not compatible with Apple Homekit and IFTTT. Also, if you lose power the plug seems to forget the schedule that you have set until you manually unplug it and plug it back in. It randomly drops and reconnects from Wi-Fi and the set-up can be a little difficult. The price is about the same as the Belkin WeMo mini but comes with fewer features. To learn more, go to Amazon. 

Why I picked Belkin WeMo Mini  

  • Sleek, Compact Design – WeMo Mini fits into any electrical outlet without blocking other sockets 
  • Set Schedules and Timers – You can set worry-free schedules for your lights and appliances 
  • Protect Your Home with Away Mode – When you use ‘Away Mode,’ WeMo Mini will turn plugged-in lights on and off randomly to create the illusion that you’re home even when you’re not. 
  • Hands-Free Voice Control – Gives you hands-free voice control over your home. 
  • Compatible with Nest – Pairs with Nest to offer a range of automatic control options. 
  • Add More Features with IFTTT – Turn lamps, coffee makers, fans and other electronics on when you get near home or off when you leave.  
  • Affordable price – Reasonable pricing   
  • Reliable – High performance and good quality  
  • No Hub needed – A smart hub is not required 

To learn more about Belkin WeMo Mini, click here to check out my review.