Deal of the day: These $23 smart plugs let you control appliances from afar

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These TanTan smart plugs have a 4.1 out of 5 star review rating with over 2,400 reviews. (Photo: Amazon/Yahoo Lifestyle)

Smart home devices and appliances are a convenient way to turn on and control your lights or wall air conditioning unit before you walk through your front door. However, investing in new smart appliances can be expensive.

Enter the TanTan smart plugs and switches. These small devices are an inexpensive way to convert your home into a smart home. You can save over 30 percent on TanTan’s smart plugs and switches as part of Amazon’s “Deal of the Day.”

TanTan smart plugs are now on sale for $23 for a four-pack — a savings of $10.

The smart plugs are pretty easy to use. Just plug one into a wall outlet and then plug in an appliance or household product like a lamp or TV set. Once the smart plugs are synced with your Android smartphone or Apple iPhone via the TanTan app, you can control whatever is plugged into it.

Now you can set timers and schedules on coffee makers, humidifiers, electric fans or kettles, and even Christmas trees during the holiday season. If you can plug it into a wall outlet, then you can control it with your smartphone. It even works with Amazon Alexa or Google Home for a completely hands-free experience. Just use your voice to turn on your appliances and lights.

TanTan Smart Plug WiFi Mini Socket Smart Outlet (four-pack)

Works with your smartphone. (Photo: Amazon)

Shop it: $23 (was $33), amazon.com

But don’t just take our word for it.

“I bought three, then I bought another four! These plugs are amazing and with the ‘smart life’ app, provide seamless control of my lights,” raved a happy Amazon reviewer. “Even more mind blowing, my girlfriend flew from New York to Oklahoma and can control the lights in the bedroom on the app from over 1,000 miles away. If that doesn’t speak for the product I don’t know what else will. Buy the plug, turn off your crockpot from work, worry less, and improve your existence.”

The TanTan smart plugs come in a four-pack. They also come in a smart plug two-pack for only $13, or $6 off its list price on Amazon.

Shop it: TanTan Smart Plug WiFi Mini Socket Smart Outlet (four-pack), $23 (was $33), amazon.com

If you need something more than smart plugs, then TanTan’s smart WiFi light switches might do the trick. They’re also part of Amazon’s “Deal of the Day” and are now on sale for $45 for a four-pack. This is $20 off its retail price.

Instead of controlling one appliance, the TanTan light switch can control an entire room. Once the smart light switch is installed and synced to your home WiFi network, you can sync it to your Android or iOS mobile device. This means you can control the lights of an entire room with just your smartphone. How cool is that?

It even works with Amazon Alexa or Google Home, so you can turn on or turn off your lights with just the sound of your voice.

TanTan Smart WiFi Light Switch (four-pack)

Four switches for multiple rooms in your home. (Photo: Amazon)

Shop it: $46 (was $65), amazon.com

Want a second opinion?

“The switch was easy to install,” wrote a satisfied Amazon reviewer. “Once I set up the SmartLife App and added the device to Alexa, I was easily able to set up a routine to turn the switch on for a period of time and then turn it off. I used it to replace a wall timer for a bathroom vent and with the Alexa routine it works perfectly by voice. This switch works so well that I will use more of these switches for other things.”

Shop it: TanTan Smart WiFi Light Switch (four-pack), $46 (was $65), amazon.com

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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