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TP-Link HS100 Smart Plug $28 (Was $35) @ The Good Guys (Officeworks Price Beat $26.60)

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TP Link HS100 @Good Guys $28 usually $35. Price match at Officeworks for-5% $26.60

Twin pack available for $59, but cheaper to purchase individually.

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  • +2 votes

    That's not really a bargain. Was way cheaper than that a few months ago

    • +1 vote

      I think they were $19 before? I got 3. Haven't used yet.

      • +2 votes

        Unfortunately missed that one. Great for electric blankets, fish tank lights, lamps (when you go away).

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        Same here, got one as part of a bundle. Can't work out what to use it for yet.

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          Switch off electronic gears? My power plug is hard to reach, have to bend down and reach it because it's in an awkard position. So I just turn it off using the app, much easier.

    • +2 votes

      A price from months ago ain't much use if you want one today.

  • -3 votes

    Catch has this for $20

  • +1 vote

    I find the Brilliant ones at OfficeWorks do the job for $17.

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      True, but depends how many apps you want to run on your phone and you know tplink will provide firmware updates.

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        Bunnings has quite a few model going for around $20. Personally if you haven't been sucked up into tp-link smart things then go with Bunnings range because this device alone is pretty limited (only let you turn on and off), if you want to pull more data out of it then have to spend extra for the higher model with energy monitor functions. BUT the biggest issue with tp-link is the huge size that effectively block you from using the adjacent powerpoint (or even 3 powerpoints on a 6/8 outlet board). Most other manufacturers have been making devices with much smaller footprint nowaday, this is 4+ year old design that should be on clearance for $10 a piece.

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        I wouldn't use any of these devices with commercial firmware, no matter the brand. Buy them, flash them with something like ESPHome or Tasmota, and assign them to a separate VLAN with no internet access.

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          True. I don't want the Chinese government or some Russian hacker turning off all my lights because of something Peter Dutton says…

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            @jv: If that were the extent of it, your sarcasm would be justified.

            A smart device that contained a malicious exploit could be used as a proxy to achieve direct access to everything else on your home network—as if they had plugged their laptop directly into your router. That alone isn't enough to cause havoc, but when used in combination with other attack vectors (e.g. unsecured Windows networking) they're a step closer to accessing your personal computer. And that's where there's plenty of opportunity for havoc: from keystroke logging (stealing your passwords, credit card details, etc) to encryption ransomware.

            This isn't theoretical, it has happened.

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              @Simon Wright: When is the movie coming out?

              Will Tom Cruise be in it?

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                @jv:

                WhEn Is ThE MoViE cOmInG oUt?

                The movie came out many years ago, along with thousands of sequels. None featured Tom Cruise.

                Microsoft said hackers used the compromised IoT devices as an entry point into their targets' internal networks, where they'd scan for other vulnerable systems to expand this initial foothold.

                "After gaining access to each of the IoT devices, the actor ran tcpdump to sniff network traffic on local subnets," Microsoft said.

                "They were also seen enumerating administrative groups to attempt further exploitation. As the actor moved from one device to another, they would drop a simple shell script to establish persistence on the network which allowed extended access to continue hunting," the OS maker added.

                https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-russian-state-hacker...

                (Pro-tip: once exploits are reported by mainstream consumer press, it's already been known by domain experts for years.)

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    I agree, not a bargain at this price. Needs to be under $20.

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    Is this better than the kogan ones 2 days ago? I can’t believe I only needed them since yesteday and missed out the kogan 4 pack by a few hours!! Anyone can help with the alternative? I am ok with different brands as long as they can all go into one app.

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      Pretty much it's off and on function with timer and scheduling. Unfortunately you will need different apps for different brands. Hence why I have stayed with TPlink as I have 5 of these.
      I started with some eBay rubbish about 4 years ago and they were terrible, TPlink just works.

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        Can’t you just use Alexa or Homebridge to keep it centralised?

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        Many of the brands use a rebranded version of Tuya.

        I've got devices from Kogan, Kmart and Bunnings (all different brands) all paired to the Tuya app.

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    Has been lots cheaper in the past. And I’m sure will be again in the future

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      The foot is down

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    Hmmm. I have that $20 credit for the Google Hub issue from earlier this week so this might be an option.

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      I originally thought the same, but after reading all the comments above…NO

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        I've got a few of these already and they are great…

        Might get another.

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    Can someone tell us how much it was during amazon prime day.

  • +1 vote

    Thanks for the effort op.

    its currently $23 at umart

    https://www.umart.com.au/TP-Link-HS100-2-4Ghz-WiFi-Smart-Plu...

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      Can get bunnings to price match this for 10% off

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    How different with the Kogan smart plus set of 4 that promoted earlier? Thanks.

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    Are there any smart plugs that can be controlled directly in Google Home app? So we don't need the manufacturer's proprietary app to control them…preferably with energy monitoring as well.

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      Tp link can be set up to do that.
      For instance, hey google, turn on the bedroom. All plugs in the bedroom will turn on

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        Maybe the question was more for HS110 with the energy monitoring function, I believe this can be shown only from their own app, right? Can we just ask Google e.g. how many kwh have been consumed today/yesterday/last month etc without the proprietary app?

  • +1 vote

    These have such a poor design. I had 4 at one time(2 years ago), then changed them to the Genio's which allow you to have 2 plugs on a double PowerPoint. Now I have a mixture of Genio and Arlec Grid Connect power boards both running off the Genio app.

    Tbh, the cheaper Genio ones are no better or worse than the TP Link and Xiaomi ones imo.

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      These have such a poor design.

      in what way?

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        They take up 130% of a standard power plug so your double becomes a single

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          I use mine at the end of an extension cable.

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            @jv: Interesting.. Do you have a board off it? I ended up doing the same in the garage (mine went from powerlead to a powerboard) but in the end I changed to the Grid a connect smart extension cable to powerboard

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              @Bargains of Oz:

              Interesting.. Do you have a board off it?

              No need yet.

              I'm considering getting the "TP-LINK Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Triple Power Strip" which is also on sale. Control 3 devices separately plus bonus usb chargers.

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                @jv: I looked at that before I got the Grid Connect 5outlet & 4 Outlet with usb ports. I had both the Genio and Kasa apps so I didn't mind which brand, but Grid Connect came in at $39 and worked on Genio so it was a no-brainier…

                This really makes me sound pro-tuya atm lol but I was totally happy with Kasa if not the design originally