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TP-Link HS100 Smart Plug $19 Pickup or + Delivery @ Mwave

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Good deal if you live nearby, or price match at Bunnings or Officeworks

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    how this compared to the Brilliant and SonOff brands?

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      Cheaper… TPlink was a rubbish, shitty brand that was dirt cheap. I've noticed their products improving over the past decade or so. I'd gladly buy this with zero hesitation now.

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        yeah i know the other brands are cheaper

        just wanted know if they better or worst or same as the TPlink..
        since as you said we can buy those other brands which are more cheaper than TPLink

        also I read that the Brilliant brand can be reflashed with other fw
        not sure about the sonoff or tplink if you can do the same

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          Wait… I thought TP-Link was the cheapest… they've been the industries golden standard for cheap for a while!

          I've heard of Sonoff before but I would honestly just pop the extra couple of dollars for the TP-Link. It's not always about the lowest price, particularly where electrical items are concerned!

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          Sonoff can be reflashed, but not TP-Link as it uses a different chip set.

          My preferred option is now the Brilliant units for price, narrower and flashable.

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          Hey there. I recently purchased 2 tp-link hs100's. The first one I returned because it made a high pitched sound, the second one I also returned because it made the same sound. Just today I purchased a Brilliant smart plug from Officeworks (Bunnings price match) and it is 1000x better. It's half the price of the hs100 and it makes absolutely no noise unless you put your ear right up to it.

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    Big fan of the Brilliant Smart plug - Purchased 8 recently @ $15ea via the Bunnings/Officeworks price match offer.

    Easy to setup - Only had one that wouldn't set up no matter what I tried, returned and replaced easy.

    Only problem (for me) is that I'm testing the iOS Beta 13 atm - The Brilliant APP no longer works as it hasn't been updated to support this vers.

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      I've also been loving my Brilliant plugs, and even now that these TP-Link plugs are cheaper I think I'd still choose the Brilliants. Save $4 and you get a narrower design, which is already borderline too big for some power points. One of mine refused to connect too, but I stuck with it and finally got it to work. Didn't occur to me to get a replacement, but that might've saved me some frustration…

      The app is actually better than I expected, although I'm not sure how it compares to TP-Link's offering. I'm in the same boat as you though, as my two iOS devices are on iOS 13, and this was the one app I didn't check before committing to the beta. Google Assistant and IFTTT control is pretty limited, not through any fault of the smart plug, but I guess it's better than nothing.

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        what you mean by "Google Assistant and IFTTT control is pretty limited,"
        how is it limited?

        also does the other brands apps work with ios 13 beta?

        Can you setup scheduling and other stuff from within google home
        or you need the Brilliant app?

        And what does the app offer?
        is it just turn on/off and scheduling or does it have more features and what are they?

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          I just downloaded the Kasa Smart app (TP-Link's smart home app) and it doesn't crash on launch like the Brilliant app, so that's already an improvement. I wouldn't worry too much about the Brilliant app being broken for now though, as it'll likely be fixed either by a future iOS beta version, or by an app update, so unless you're already running iOS 13 on all devices it hopefully shouldn't affect you. The app was very stable on iOS 12.

          When I say limited, I really mean limited. Not sure if it would/could work any other way with different smart plugs, but in the Google Home app I literally just have the option to turn the plugs on and off and that's about it, and I've been using my Google Home Mini to do that for the time being. Google's Routines are meant to be somewhat of a workaround for scheduling by time, but that's about all, and I couldn't even work that out. IFTTT is certainly a bit better, but I don't like that fact that I'm limited to only one condition/trigger.

          With the Brilliant app I was able to set up a 'routine' that would check whether the outside temp was below 8 C every morning at 7:30, and if that was the case then it would turn on my heater that's plugged into it. Without learning some basic coding, I don't think I can easily replicate this with Google Home or IFTTT. I can't remember exactly what other conditions were in the app apart from time, day, temp, switch status (on/off already) etc., but I could do most of what I could think of.
          It also lets you set a timer to turn the plug either on or off after your set countdown. I loved this, as I'd just set a 30 minute timer on my heater as I was going to sleep, and it would stay on until I was asleep.

          Lemme know if you have any other specific questions!

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    Very unfriendly website, only allowed to check shipping cost after signing up
    Only 1 pick up location in NSW, ow outside NSW would not price match without adding shipping cost…
    No deal for non NSW. :(

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    Anyone have a solution for pool lights being able to be turned on remotely? Something weather proof that I can plug in to where the light box is?

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    Good deal.. Going to Officeworks now

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    price match in bunnings only with the shipping and it turned out to be +16 for shipping to WA
    :(

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    Extrapolating the price decline on these, I'd expect that we'll be getting paid to take them away by Christmas!

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    could people give me examples of what or where they use smart plugs for? i find the idea of control compelling but can’t find an excuse to plug it anywhere where i need to have control over the on and off times…

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      For lazy people like me, i have one for fan, heater, kettle, so i could just turn on the kettle automatically in the morning, or set the heater on before i just get back home, turn on the fan while on bed.

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      I also use this for the heater. I schedule it to turn on every morning shortly after my alarm so I get out of bed with a warm room. It's also really nice to be able to turn the heater on while snuggled up.

      I have the Brilliant plug, which I think is better in that it is narrower and can keep the neighbouring socket free.

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      We have an indoor urban farm - Use them for all of our lights, exhaust fans etc.

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      Turn my Ryobi 18V battery chargers of after 2 hours to stop residual charging stuffing the batteries as I always forget to turn them off when recharging after use.

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      Restart a raspberry pi which crashes every few weeks as I can't be arsed rebuilding it. It's in a very awkward location to reset manually so TIOTOA is easy now. Was using Stringify to achieve this for a while but we now don't have this wonderful app.

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    Ive been using one of these in a garage for more than 12 months so it gets a lot of extreme temps. Working great.

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    Could be cheaper if you live closer to a Umart to price match against them at Bunnings. They've got the HS100 for $23 (I got two today for $20.70 each): https://www.umart.com.au/TP-Link-HS100-2-4Ghz-WiFi-Smart-Plu...

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    Anyone been able to find any extension boards that fit these fat plugs without wasting slots?

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    I'm gonna miss Netcomm their EOPs were really good

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    OK, I see the comments above and find what I want.

    Thanks

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    Morning OZ Bargainers,

    Anyone know if this plug is weather-proof? Though I cannot find it on the spec and do not expect it to be.
    And if anyone know there is any weather-proof smart plug that can be used outdoor?

    Thanks

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    Thanks I picked up 2 from bunnings for $34.20 happy day