Here's why nearly 6,800 Amazon shoppers are raving about these $4 smart plugs

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Gosund? More like Godsend! (Photo: Amazon)
Gosund? More like Godsend! (Photo: Amazon)

If you've been meaning to start building out a smart home — or make the one you have even smarter — there's never been a better opportunity than right now.

Here's why: You can score the Gosund TanTan Mini Wi-Fi Smart Plug four-pack for just $14 with on-page coupon and promo code LJFPY4K4 at Amazon. All told, you're looking at a more than 50 percent discount — that amounts to $15 off and a cost of just $3.50 per plug. That'll put you in good company: These smart plugs are so popular that they've earned a five-star rating from nearly 6,800 reviewers. No joke!

Shop it: Gosund TanTan Mini Wi-Fi Smart Plug (four-pack), $14 with on-page coupon and promo code LJFPY4K4 (was $29), amazon.com

And if you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? Just sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And even those without Prime get free shipping on orders of $25 or more).

Make your home smarter

For the uninitiated, a smart plug is an attachment that fits between a power socket and an appliance — think coffee maker, TV, lamp — and enables you to operate said device through an app or a smart speaker. The upshot? It empowers you to achieve the formerly impossible, like turning off the lights without getting up from the couch or brewing java from bed in the morning with almost no effort.

Here's how they work: Simply plug one of the Gosund TanTan Mini Wi-Fi Smart Plugs into a wall outlet, then plug in your appliance of choice. The Mini communicates with your Wi-Fi network and allows you to operate your gadget via app. You can use the Gosund or Smart Life apps (so you're covered whether you have an Android or an iPhone) and control the item with your phone. Put it this way: It's like 'The Clapper,' but with digital-age technology...and without the cheesy ads.

"Awesome purchase, cooler than the Clapper," raved a delighted five-star reviewer. "I've this hooked up with my Google Assistant and I can tell google to turn off my bedroom lights with just my voice."

Be the under-covers boss of all your electric appliances. (Photo: Amazon)
Be the under-covers boss of all your electric appliances. (Photo: Amazon)

Shop it: Gosund TanTan Mini Wi-Fi Smart Plug (four-pack), $14 with on-page coupon and promo code LJFPY4K4 (was $29), amazon.com

Voice control

Speaking of Alexa (no pun intended), you can even connect these smart plugs to the Echo Dot or Google Home Mini to control things with your voice via Alexa or Google Assistant. After you sync them up, just say ‘Hey Alexa (or Hey Google), turn on my kitchen lights!’ Easy peasy!

"Took a whopping 17 seconds to set these guys up," shared a satisfied Amazon shopper. "...They have worked flawlessly. We even recently had a power outage that lasted 36 hours. I was curious to see if these guys would still turn on our pet lights and misters at the right time afterwards, and they did! Also, love that we can turn them on remotely with the app. Works nicely for when you're on vacation and want to turn on lamps inside the house at random times to make it look like people are home...We also have ours hooked up to our Alexa."

At $14 for a four-pack (was $29), these Gosund TanTan Mini Wi-Fi Smart Plugs make everyday life run a whole lot smoother at just $3 a pop. 

As another five-star reviewer puts it: "A godsend! I love this product. Super helpful for disabled father. Easy to set up!"

Shop it: Gosund TanTan Mini Wi-Fi Smart Plug (four-pack), $14 with on-page coupon and promo code LJFPY4K4 (was $29), amazon.com

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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