In case you didn’t know there’s been a war raging in the Australian Smart Home scene looking for the best smart Power plug/ outlet. The competition is vast, the battle lines simple, can you stuff two of these buggers side by side in an Australian powerpoint?
Until now the answer was a resounding no. All of the Smart Plugs we have purchased, as we’ve got a few, suffer from the same flaw, they’re just too big, way too big in many cases. However, the Lenovo Smart Plug is smaller, much smaller and in my testing fit side by side in various Clipsal, HPM and Delta double pout points.
As you can see the two plugs fit perfectly together, the single power button is on the top so it’s easy to tap the on-off button for physical control. The app pairing process is simple and adding them to Google Assistant or Alexa is painless.
From there you can enjoy fuller physical, voice and app control via the Google and Amazon ecosystems. What’s better is that they’re on sale right now down from the RRP of $29 AUD to $23.00 at Harvey Norman, $23.20 at JB HiFi, $23.95 at Office Works and $23.96 at The Good Guys. The only complaint some people may have is they sit a little low in the outlet, so if your power outlet is close to the floor/ counter there’s a small chance it may not fit in.