Google Home Mini + TP-Link Smart Wi-Fi Plug $64 @ Harvey Norman

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I was looking for a cheap homekit enabled smart plug when I came across this bundle deal.

Google Home mini available in chalk & charcoal with HS100 Smart Plug for $64. Free C&C or $7.95 Delivery

Also available at Big W if you wanted to use your GC - https://www.bigw.com.au/product/google-home-mini-tp-link-sma...

Enjoy :)

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  • +1 vote

    Absolute value! been looking all morning for the smart switches so this deal is the cheapest there is

    • +3 votes

      Big W also has the same offer, purchased the bundle yesterday.

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        No stock near my Big W surely Harvey has no stock neither

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        Thanks. No stock at nearest HN so ordered from nearest BigW.

        BigW also doesn't have "one per customer" restriction, so one for my wife and I, and a Xmas present for my parents.

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    FYI Tthe TP-Link plugs aren't Homekit enabled.

    • +2 votes

      It's cheaper to get a google home mini + this plug than the Elgato Eve

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        It is, however if you have a spare Raspberry Pi or Plex server running, you could run Homebridge and install the TPlink plug-in. Makes this plug compatible with Apple's Homekit. I've been using it like that for over a year now :)

  • +3 votes

    While at Kmart yesterday, i noticed Mirabella now has their own range of wifi-enabled Bulbs and a Smart Switch…i think bulb was as cheap as $15 and Switch was $29…they are Alexa and GA approved, but i'll probably hold off until their up to 50% promos they have pretty much every other month.

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      They can use the tuya app to work, they can link with ifttt I believe but haven't tried, I bought some of the lights and they work with the hey Google turn the lights on commands, they also can be used with homeassiatant which is what I use. Suprisingly good quality lights.

  • +3 votes

    These plugs after working for a while have all stopped functioning in my house. Couldn't recommend at all at this point.

    • +1 vote

      Did the power go out?

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      I've had no issues with the two TP Link HS100s I've had since May.

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      Try telling her to sort herself out - "hey Google sync my devices"

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        Google hasn’t missed a beat, it’s the plugs that are a problem, they’ve been reset rebooted, but never started working again

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          Not sure where the loss of connectivity occurs, but I have had this happen a couple of times (had the plug for 6 months or so). Google says something like "unable to connect to (tp-link plug nickname)". I re-booted, re-installed etc etc, but in the end all it took was that simple voice command & Bob's your uncle.

    • +1 vote

      I have been using my 2 plugs for more than a year, perfectly fine
      When I go overseas, I plug floor lamps and radio into them
      The app lets me to set a timer to switch on/off at sunset or sunrise, which adjusts automatically everyday
      After the latest update, I can now group multiple plugs and control them together
      Love it
      Most importantly, it's a US brand, not a random Chinese brand that opens a backdoor to the Communist on your wifi or smartphone

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        All 3 of mine now have a consistent red light (which is meant to mean no wifi connection) if it was just one I'd understand, but all three having an error must be a manufacturing fault.

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          I just picked up one of these bundles and the plugs have a three year warranty - maybe you're within that period and can return?

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          I am just guessing, the probability of 3 different plugs having the same error is very low…
          maybe check your wifi router settings, whether it's blocking connections without entering password? try to reset your router?
          or maybe go to your friend's home and see whether the plugs are working in his home?
          If they work, try to use the app to update the plug's firmware

      • +3 votes

        Most importantly, it's a US brand, not a random Chinese brand that opens a backdoor to the Communist on your wifi or smartphone

        Who gave you the wrong idea that TP-Link is an US brand? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TP-Link#History

        TP-Link was founded in 1996 by two brothers, Zhào Jiànjūn (赵建军) and Zhào Jiāxīng (赵佳兴). TP-Link began its first international expansion in 2005. In 2007, the company moved into its new 100,000 square meters headquarters and facilities at Shenzhen's Hi-Tech Industry Park. TP-LINK USA was established in 2008.

    • +1 vote

      There is 3 years warranty with this plug.

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      Been running 3 x HS110 with zero issues for 2 months.

  • +1 vote

    Already got google mini - anyone got any wifi sockets to recommend?

  • +2 votes

    What do people actually use these things to control?

    • +3 votes

      Lamps and Christmas lights! Wanted to buy more but figured I was probably over doing it.

      • +3 votes

        Yeah agree, lamps, lights that are outdoors and the Christmas tree of course.

        I've got three and have been using them non-stop over the last year or so. They're also pretty good as timers when you're away on holidays.

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        I bought 3, don't even know what I'll use them for though. I have smart lights around the house already which have more functionality so going to need to find another use for these I'd imagine.

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      I use one to control my coffee machine. Put it on a timer to heat up before I wake up. Can also remote turn on/off from anywhere.

    • +2 votes

      My lamp in the lounge room turns on automatically at sunset.

      You can also set them up to flash on certain events with IFTTT

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        Wouldn't a smart light be better in almost all of these situations as you'd be able to dim the light, change the colour, etc?

        • +1 vote

          Yep but smart bulbs for some lamps are either not available or prohibitively expensive. A cheap wifi socket is a good workaround.

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      I was going to say turn on Mini, but someone already did that :(

      Family like all powerpoints off at night and when out, so I couldn't make use of it :(

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      Pool pump
      Set time and easy to switch on/off on demand

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      When I go overseas, I plug floor lamps and radio into them for home security

    • +3 votes

      It looks like some of the suggested options could be easily replaced with a $6 timer switch from Kmart or similar

      https://www.kmart.com.au/product/compact-24-hour-timer/10643...

      An ai assistant + wifi socket seems overkill for Christmas lights.

      • +1 vote

        ya but you can't control it when you're away from home

      • +2 votes

        I have had a few similar to that for a few christmas' now. The time always ends up slipping, is hard to actually tell what time you have it set to turn on, and if I want to ad-hoc change the time of them turning on/off, its far harder. They have also failed after a couple of years. They do work, just not as well.

        I do like being able to command all the lights to turn on at once lol. The simple things.

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        My lamps are set to auto turn on but some times I like to turn them off earlier than the auto set off time.

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      Aircons, lights, dishwasher. All controlled remotely to use solar when not home.

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    It didnt seem to charge delivery fee when I paid with paypal.

  • +3 votes

    Can I tell the Google home mini to turn itself off with this?

    • +1 vote

      I was thinking the same thing.
      Plug google home mini into smart plug.
      Hey google, turn off smart plug…
      uhm, google?

    • +7 votes

      "I'm sorry Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that."

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    I tried the sonoff smart plugs. One was DOA. The replacement worked a bit better then failed. Sonoff servers were often offline. I did read that you can hack the plugs to be serverless.

    My two hs100 plugs have been reliable. Having read the posts above I want more eg for pool pump.

    Look at the deal the yanks are getting. Annoying

    https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/12/03/tp-links-versatile-...

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    I've got more than 10 sonoff devices and all work flawlessly for over 1 year now.

  • +1 vote

    Heads up - I just order the bundle and just got a delay message from HN for the TP link adapter. Apparently it's now on back-order.

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    Not that it really matters, but the Smart Plug (HS100) is the older model, there is a newer (HS110) model out. Can't find any documentation on the differences though.

    Good value right here still.

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    Will these work as a timer for a box airconditioner?

  • +1 vote

    I just purchased this deal online from Harvey Norman and used the free Shipster deal I got a few months back for the first time and didn't pay anything for shipping. That's a good deal $48 for Google Home and $16 for the plug which sells (I think) for $50+ elsewhere. Now I just have to get the TP-Link Plug connected to Home Assistant so I can use it with Homekit & Siri.

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      Thanks for the reminder on Shipster totally forgot HN is on the list…Will have it delivered for free now. No stock at Big W or any HN stores got stocks
      need to order it by delivey

      HN uses couriers please and they are crap though

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    can you use a powerboard with this and control each electronic appliance plugged into it?

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