13 Best Smart Plugs of 2023
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13 Best Smart Plugs of 2023

Mar 30, 2023

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From energy monitoring insights that go above and beyond to support for Matter, this compact smart plug has it all. Read More

This compact, easy-to-set-up smart plug doesn't block the second socket. It offers special features and works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Read More

The Tapo Smart Plug Mini is one of the smallest smart plugs you can buy right now, and one of the only smart plugs that supports Matter. Read More

The Eve Energy Smart Plug supports Matter, is reliable, and offers helpful energy tracking insights. Read More

The Geeni Dot is a circular smart plug that works well with Alexa and Google Assistant, offers a simple installation, and has a reliable connection. Read More

Updated May 25, 2023

Smart plugs are one of the easiest smart devices to use. These compact smart outlets fit into traditional wall sockets and can be installed in a matter of minutes, giving everything from your bedside lamps and living room TV to small appliances like dehumidifiers and coffee makers a new way to operate.

The best smart plug we've tested is the Kasa Matter Smart Plug with Energy Monitoring (available at Walmart for $42.39) . It offers a slim design, energy monitoring insights that go above and beyond, and supports Matter. For something cheaper, check out the Wyze Smart Plug (available at Amazon). However, there are many great smart plugs in our guide to choose from, depending on your needs.

The Kasa Matter Smart Plug with Energy Monitoring is the best smart plug you can buy.

The Kasa Matter Smart Plug with Energy Monitoring is the best smart plug we’ve tested. This feature-filled plug has a slim design that doesn't block other outlets, supports Matter, and comes with helpful energy monitoring insights.

The Kasa Matter-enabled smart plug comes with energy monitoring settings to help curb your power consumption. In the app, you can set your electricity rate, and view real-time insights of your energy usage to estimate how much it's costing you to run this plug. You can also view how much energy your plug uses on a daily, monthly, and yearly basis.

Finally, another stand out feature we like is power protection. With power protection, you can set an energy usage threshold in the Kasa app. When the threshold is exceeded, the device will automatically switch off, helping you save money on your next electric bill. There's also a power button on the side of the single outlet smart plug, so you can manually control it if need be.

The plug is slim and compact, taking up little space on a double-socket outlet. It has a flame retardant design and is UL-certified with a two-year limited warranty.

The only issue we take with this smart plug is that it's currently only available in a two- or four-pack instead of being available for individual purchase.

If you need a tech-forward smart plug that's simple to set up, responsive, and compatible with just about any smart home, the Kasa Matter Smart Plug with Energy Monitoring is the one to buy.

Read our full review of the Kasa Matter Smart Plug with Energy Monitoring.

Supports Matter

Offers energy monitoring

Fast and responsive

Currently only sold in multipacks

From data privacy to user security and reliability, the Wyze Smart Plug has everything a great smart plug should.

The Wyze Smart Plug is the best smart plug you can buy for the money, earning an Editor's Choice award as our choice for Best Value smart pIug. The Wyze plug maintains a strong and stable connection to help control your devices remotely, and the setup process is a cinch. It offers two-factor authentication, an important security feature that alerts you immediately when someone tries to gain access to your account, and a shared device user list to help you keep tabs on who has access to your plug.

We didn't run into any issues when using the Wyze app with Alexa, or Google Assistant to control this smart plug. HomeKit users may be disappointed to find that there is no support for Siri, and it also does not support Matter. But, for an affordable smart plug, Wyze's smart plug is responsive to voice commands and in-app controls, and is cheaper than our best overall pick.

In the Wyze app, you can access scheduling and automation features, as well as a timer. The app also offers vacation mode setting, which can turn your devices on and off at random times to give the appearance that someone is home.

As for design, this compact 15 amp model looks like most others with its front-facing socket and rectangular design that doesn't block the second outlet. There's a power button on the side, for when you need to physically control the plug, and the LED status light on the front is a handy visual cue that relays the plug's power status.

The plug doesn't offer real-time energy monitoring like the Kasa, but the app tracks the daily and weekly runtime for the plug to help give you a sense of your average energy usage. For the money, the Wyze smart plug offers substantial value and decent features for any Alexa or Google-enabled smart home.

Works with Alexa and Google Assistant

Shows total runtime for devices

Simple app

No energy monitoring

No support for Siri

If you’re looking for a smart plug that's Matter-compatible, the Tapo Smart Plug Mini is one of the first devices that's been released under the new interoperability standard. In short, this means the plug will work with all certified smart home ecosystems, including Apple Home, Amazon Echo, Google Home and Samsung SmartThings, making it a top choice if you’re looking to streamline your smart home devices under one platform.

The plug has a compact, front-facing design that doesn't block access to the second outlet, and it's rated for a standard 15 amps.

During testing, the Tapo Smart Plug Mini was quick and easy to set up, and the app offers advanced security settings like two-factor authentication and the ability to manage "trusted devices."

The plug responds immediately to commands given via both the app and Amazon Alexa, and while it doesn't offer energy tracking like some smart plugs we’ve tested, it does have usage statistics that tell you how many hours the plug has been used in the past day, week, and month.

It's worth noting that we did experience brief connectivity issues with the Tapo plug right after we set it up. The app kept saying the device "could only be controlled locally" because the Wi-Fi network was unstable, but once it was resolved, we didn't have any further problems.

Read our full review of the Tapo Matter Smart Plug Mini.



Offers usage statistics

Some connectivity issues

The Eve Energy Smart Plug is a great smart plug that supports Matter and also offers energy monitoring insights, like our No. 1 pick.

The 15-amp smart plug offers wireless connectivity via Thread and works with ioS and Android devices, as well as Matter controllers, like an HomePod (second-gen) or Echo (fourth-gen), or a Thread border router.

The Matter smart plug is UL-certified and works for voice control with Alexa, Siri, or Google Assistant. Power consumption insights are available for HomeKit smart homes via the Eve app.

These insights show you real time usage and, like our No. 1 pick, you can enter your electricity rate to calculate energy costs for the Eve smart plug. Schedules and timers are available for the Eve smart plug and work well.

This smart plug is one of the pricer options out there, but it's quick and easy to set up, reliable, and it works with Matter, making it one of the best smart plugs we've ever tested.

Supports Matter

Offers energy monitoring

Pricer than other smart plugs

The Geeni Smart Dot is a front-facing, circular smart plug that works with voice assistants like Alexa, Google Assistant, and Microsoft Cortana (but not Siri). The setup is simple and we didn't run into any hiccups during use. The plug's design doesn't block the second outlet, but it is large enough that you won't be able to plug two of these stacked on top of each other like you can with many rectangular-shaped smart plugs.

Geeni offers in-app security features like two-factor authentication and a list of shared device users, to help keep unauthorized users at bay. The plug is only compatible with 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi networks and does not require a hub. You can control this plug using the Geeni app, which is responsive and user-friendly, as well as voice control with compatible smart assistants like Alexa and Google Assistant. It's rated for 10 amps (most plugs are rated for 15 amps), so make sure not to overload the outlet with too much power.

Two-factor authentication

Works with Alexa and Google Assistant

Quick setup

Design may block second outlet

No support for Siri

From smart bulbs to outdoor plugs and indoor cameras, Kasa makes a lot of smart home devices that work with Alexa and Google Assistant. Adding to its impressive lineup is the ultra-compact Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Mini Plug. Measuring less than 2.5-inches long, it's one of the smallest products we've ever tested—and you can easily stack several of these plugs without blocking the second outlet.

It doesn't work with Siri, but voice control with Alexa or Google Assistant worked well every time we tried it. The plug is rated for 15 amps, so you can plug in any small home appliances like dehumidifiers and standing fans. Features like smart schedules, grouping, remote control, and an auto shut-off timer are available in the Kasa app and work great.

Though the app doesn't have security features like two-factor authentication, it offers daily, weekly, and monthly insights into how many hours the plug remains on. It's not as helpful as in-app energy monitoring stats, but the data is useful enough to help curtail your energy consumption.

Compact design

Works with Alexa and Google Assistant


No Apple HomeKit support

Companion app lacks two-factor authentication

Amazon has its own smart plug that works exclusively with Alexa. So, in other words, it will not work with Google Assistant, Apple's Siri, or any other smart ecosystem. We had a difficult time getting it going, even though it doesn't need a third-party app—Alexa just didn't recognize the plug the first time and we had to try again.

Once it connected, though, it was flawless. It integrated painlessly with Alexa, had no problems connecting and disconnecting, and it was simple to control with both the Alexa app and via voice controls with an Amazon Echo speaker.

Aside from the initial setup issues, the Amazon Smart Plug works great. Of course, those who don't use Alexa-enabled devices should look elsewhere.

Works flawlessly once connected

Doesn't work with Google Assistant

Challenging setup

We’ve been a fan of Philips Hue, maker of some of the best smart bulbs we’ve ever tested, for a while now. So we expected good things from Philips Hue's smart plug—and it delivered. The plug maintained its connection throughout our weeks of testing and was able to easily reconnect to Wi-Fi when switching outlets. It's compatible with Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple HomeKit.

The app doesn't offer any special energy monitoring capabilities, but there are plenty of other useful features to choose from within the Philips Hue app, like routines and timers. You can also elect to share your location with Philips Hue so that your plug automatically turns on and off as you come and go. Overall, this plug is a good option for anyone who is already running a Philips Hue ecosystem at home.

Works with Apple HomeKit, Alexa, and Google Assistant

Reliable connection

Requires hub

No energy monitoring

Need a space-saving smart plug that offers two independently controlled outlets? That's exactly what you’ll get with Meross’ dual-outlet smart plug. It's also a very versatile smart plug when it comes to smart assistant control because it works across the big three: Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple's Siri. However, an Apple Home Hub like the HomePod Mini is needed to control the plug using Siri when you're away from home.

The dual-outlet model can also be controlled using the Meross app, which is simple to navigate and works well for remote control. There's also a noticeable "click" sound that happens every time the plug is powered on or off. It's not loud enough to wake the neighbors, but it's louder than your average smart plug and therefore something to note before you buy.

Unfortunately, the plug does not offer two-factor authentication for added security. It's also only rated for 10 amps, so make sure it can handle the load of whatever you’re plugging into it.

Dual outlets

Works with Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri

App lacks two factor authentication

The Meross Wi-Fi Smart Plug Mini is a tiny white plug never lost connection during our tests and was fast and simple to get up and running. We found the app to be very user-friendly, too, offering ways to create scenes and routines that can automate your home.

On the downside, the 16-amp plug doesn't offer any way to track how much energy a device is using or how long it's been on. It also doesn't offer two-factor authentication to secure your account.

However, this indoor smart plug is reliable and responsive when controlled remotely using the Meross app or via voice assistants like Google Assistant and Alexa. It also supports IFTTT and Samsung SmartThings.



Simple to use

No two factor authentication

Leviton's 15-amp second-gen model works seamlessly across the three major smart assistants: Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant, which is fairly rare for a smart plug. The setup is simple—it took mere minutes to connect the plug to Wi-Fi and integrate it with compatible voice-activated smart assistants. If you want to control this plug away from home using Siri, you’ll need an Apple HomeHub like the HomePod Mini or HomePod (second-gen). It also doesn't block the second outlet.

One noticeable difference between the first-gen plug and the second-gen plug tested here is the added support for Leviton's DAWSC Anywhere Companion Switch. When using this model, you can place the wireless Anywhere Switch within 50-feet of the plug and use the switch to turn it on and off—no wires required.

The plug lacks energy monitoring or any other usage insights. But, if you need a smart plug that works great with Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri, the Leviton Decora Smart Plug-In Switch is a fantastic choice.

Quick setup

Easy app

Works with Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri

None we could find

Sengled's Smart Plug requires a hub, which isn't the norm for most smart plugs. We paired it with a Samsung SmartThings Hub and it connected easily within seconds, but any Zigbee hub like the Echo Show 10 will do.

One bummer about this smart plug is the design. While we like that it's a break from the traditional white rectangular shape of most smart plugs, the square design ever so slightly blocks the socket immediately above (or below) the plug. This shouldn't be much of an issue if you’re using a regular corded plug, but the design doesn't allow for two smart plugs to be stacked on top of each other. It also does not offer energy monitoring or two-factor authentication for increased security.

Overall, the Sengled plug is responsive when used with Alexa and Google Assistant, easy to use via the Samsung SmartThings app, and it offers a steady connection even when moved from room-to-room. The app, like other smart plug apps, offers scenes, schedules, and more ways to automate your smart home. It's a fine smart plug, but not the best if you’re looking for extra outlet space or enhanced security.

Easy-to-see status light

Works with Alexa and Google Assistant

Bulky design

Requires hub

We were excited to try out the Wemo Smart Plug, as it's one of the rare few that works with Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple's Siri. It also a very compact smart plug, making it ideal for small spaces and crowded outlets. To control the plug using Siri when you’re not home, you will need an Apple Home Hub like the HomePod Mini.

However, this plug struggled to maintain a steady Wi-Fi connection, often disconnecting randomly for no reason. A smart plug should be reliable, especially for remote management, and Wemo's did not deliver on that front. It also does not offer two-factor authentication or energy monitoring, and is only rated for 10 amps.

When this plug works, it works well, but given the connectivity issues we had, you’re better off selecting a more reliable plug from our guide.

Compact design

Works with Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri

Connectivity problems

Hi, I’m Rachel Murphy, Reviewed's home editor. I live in a smart home that's full of smart cameras, smart speakers, and more. During my tenure at Reviewed, I’ve tested video doorbells, smart coffee makers, and other gadgets that can be controlled remotely or via smart assistants such as Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.

Testing in this guide was also completed by Camryn Rabideau, who has reviewed smart plugs, security cameras, and other connected devices.

We test the best smart plugs in real smart homes across the country.

Our tests start by setting up each plug using both Android and iOS, taking note of any difficulties in the installation process. Once up and running, we test each plug's features like timers, scheduling, and vacation mode. We also look for plugs that support Matter and offer helpful insights like energy monitoring.

We also test the companion apps for other smart home integrations, reliability, range, and responsiveness.

We explore each app for security features like two-factor authentication and take into account what types of user data (and how much of it) the companion apps collect.

We test each plug over Wi-Fi, Thread, or Bluetooth, with hubs, when necessary, and over remote connections.

Finally, we judge each plug on its looks and ergonomics since you’re probably going to be looking at and interacting with these things for a long time to come.

Whether you use Alexa, Google Assistant, or Siri, it's important to make sure the smart plug you choose works with your preferred smart assistant. It may seem obvious, but not all plugs play nice with all assistants.

Many connected plugs work with both Alexa and Google Assistant, but that's not always the case with Siri. To avoid any surprises or headaches, look for a smart plug that's compatible with the smart assistant you use the most. Compatibility information can be found on the product's page or the exterior of the product's packaging.

We also recommend selecting a smart plug that supports Matter, a new smart home protocol that you connect all supported devices to all supported systems—meaning you no longer have to worry about finding only the devices that support your ecosystem. However, since the protocol is fairly new, many smart plugs do not yet support Matter, so read closely.

These connected outlets can do more than give you remote and voice control for your not-so-smart devices—many can also monitor how much energy your connected devices are using. These details can usually be found in the smart plug's companion app and will tell you how many kilowatts the smart plug is using each hour, day, month, or year.

While energy monitoring isn't a make or break feature and it won't impact your ability to use a smart plug, it can help give you a clearer picture of how much energy your connected devices are using and help you identify areas to reduce your energy consumption. This may save you money on your monthly electric bill and help you develop more energy-efficient habits at home.

Smart plugs come in all shapes and sizes. Before you buy one, consider where you want to put it.

A slender, rectangular plug likely won't block the second outlet on a wall panel, no matter where you plug it in. Most of these smart plugs are meant for indoor use only, but outdoor smart plugs are an option, too.

There's always a potential privacy risk involved when you use internet-connected devices at home. To help safeguard your smart home, there are some steps you can take. First, look for devices that offer two-factor authentication, which sends a code to your mobile device to verify it's you. That way, if someone tries to hack into your account, you will receive an alert and can quickly take care of the problem. Many devices also allow you to activate email or other push notifications in the settings to alert you if someone has logged on.

Additionally, make sure to use a unique, strong password composed of multiple characters, numbers, and letters for each of your smart home accounts. Data breaches feel like the norm as of late, making it all the more important to use different passwords across multiple websites and apps.

When using any devices with smart assistants like Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri, you can further protect your privacy by regularly deleting your voice recordings and muting the speaker's mic when it's not in use.

Looking for more privacy tips? Read our guide to securing your smart home.

Camryn Rabideau


Camryn Rabideau is a full-time freelance writer and product tester with eight years of experience. She's been lucky enough to test hundreds of products firsthand, and her specialties include bedding and pet products, which often require help from her two dogs, three cats, and flock of rambunctious chickens.

Rachel Murphy

Editor, Home

Rachel Murphy is Reviewed's home editor. She holds a journalism degree from the University of Central Florida. Prior to joining the team, she worked as a freelance writer for publications like Insider and Mashable, and as an associate editorial producer for Good Morning America. Aside from smart home tech, her interests include food, travel, parenting, and home renovation. You can usually find her sipping on coffee at any time of the day.

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