The launch of Google Home in Australia has seen a flurry of activity at retailers judging from our brief trips past. While you’re there you may want to look into getting some smart home equipment like the D-Link Smart plugs which now support Google Assistant.
D-Link ANZ has announced that the Mydlink Wi-Fi Smart Plug (DSP-W215) is now compatible with the Google Assistant on Google Home. You can use your voice to control the D-link Smart Plugs using Ok Google to turn the switches on and off. This means you can have your Iron plugged in and you can remotely make sure you turned it off if you’re away from home – personally, in this cold weather I use a smart switch to turn my electric blanket on remotely.
To setup your D-Link Smart Plug, you’ll need to go into the Google Home app, select Home Control and connect the smart plug – D-Link is an option under there. D-link will be updating more of their smart mydlink products to work with Google Assistant, so it may be worthwhile looking at the rest of the range.
The D-Link Smart Plug is priced at RRP$49.95 and can be purchased from the D-Link website, or from a number of retailers. The best value at the moment is at JB Hifi where you’ll find them reduced to just $34.30 for a limited time.
Avoid these at all cost. Yeah they work with google home and are not too flakey. Eventually you will want to use these as part of a smart home. The Au variant uses an older hardware version than elsewhere internationally, this is stuck on firmware 1.xx whereas everyone else is on firmware 2.xx This legacy firmware is not very home automation friendly. Hacked drivers were partially working on 1.24 and now with the 1.25 firmware update nobody can even switch these via a gateway anymore. Cheap product that looks like value for money on paper, but the au version has… Read more »