expired 2 Pack Jinvoo Smart Wi-Fi Plug $18.99 + Delivery (Free with Prime or $49 Spend) @ Amazon AU

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Jinvoo Smart WiFi Plug Power Socket with Timing Function, Remote Control Smart Socket, no hub, Compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.

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  • +1 vote

    Not installed the Android app myself, but here is one of the critical 1-star reviews on Play Store.

    "the terms of service that you must agree to to register are DANGEROUS. its legalese for 'we are going to sell any data we can extract from all your devices (and we are very good at extracting lots of your data) to whoever will pay, with NO regard for your privacy. downloading and running 100 new pieces of pirated software every day is safer than installing this virus dressed up in a nice suit. if you have a 'smart' device that needs this app, you should only use it with manual switch, no app."

    • +4 votes

      Isn't pretty much every other app doing the same thing?

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      I would have thought that was every smart plug app.

      That said, once you use through Google Home, does the data still pass through the original app? I have a couple of different apps (Mirabella, Kogan etc) which I've transferred onto the Home app, not sure if they are stealing my data or if I can trust Google to sell my data to more reputable sources.

      • +1 vote

        They'll continue to go through the original app.

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          Or through the device's server in China.

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          Thanks - so far I haven't found too many good uses for the couple of smart plugs that I have, so will stick with what I have.

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          Not true. I'm sure these behave like any other Google Assistant/Amazon Alexa supported smart device. In which case the app is only required for initial setup. After that you can uminstall the app and continue to control the device via Google Home or Amazon Alexa. That being said, your control commands will be going through some cloud based service in China.

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      What sort of data can be extrapolated from a powerpoint? Genuinely curious as have been wanting to enter the smart home setup for quite a while now.

      • +1 vote

        It's not just the plug data, it's also data from your phone. Including name, GPS location, phone number, email, possibly email & sms contents. Happy now?

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          Don't forget the WiFi password, stored on the device itself.

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          So it's the attached app that is the problem? Wouldn't it depend on the permissions the app is allowed? Unless it may not all be transparent/above board i guess…

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        was thinking the same, use a $29 android phone with prepaid sim on a dumb email address, separate vlan for home wifi… too hard to setup ?

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    I think these are upside down and it will cover the wall switch or may not push all the way in without interfering/touching switch. Would be good to see the other side.

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    The American version is a 50/50 gamble. More like 50/30, where 50% like it, and 30% hate it.

    Problem ranges from the unit dying after a few months and the units being wifi locked on its initial setup wifi (ie. you can't set it up on a different wifi afterwards).

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    im too scared using china product - most of them are unsafe / gate to spy

    • +5 votes

      Where do you think your phone is made?

      Along with more than half of the other stuff you have in your house, including your tin foil hat?

    • +4 votes

      Yeah I'd hate for them to know what time my Christmas lights turn on

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      By contrast US products are sweet as, with zero privacy issues /s

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    Sorry this could be a dumb and noob question but why would manufacturer bother to create their own app when you can just use SmartLife or Tuya apps?

    Especially when I see from comments here that data security/convenience is always a concern.

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    Wow, this is a great price for 2 pcs.

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    Great product; now back to $20.99 though