Wind back in time to a year ago and smart Wi-Fi controllable power plugs sold in Australia cost $50-$60 each – it was hard to justify when you might want to buy several of them.
Today, Bunnings is trying to make a name for itself as the go-to retailer for smart home products, first cutting the price of a Google Home Mini to $36 on sale and then permanently discounting its Brilliant Smart Wifi Plug and USB Charger to $15.
There are several Wi-Fi controllable smart switch options at various Australian retailers in the $15-$30 range. All of the plugs I’ve seen can be controlled via Google, Alexa and IFTT. Many use the same underlying TUYA smart software so you should probably be able to use the Tuya Smart app to control a mixture of these brands plugs if you’ve bought them over time from different retailers.
Bunnings is not necessarily the cheapest option for home automation, but it definitely has a big range of smart electrical, lighting, locks and more. It’s a great option if you want to look at the product and packaging before purchasing, and sometimes the price works out as well.
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