Connected Smart Outlet with Amazon Echo Dot and Wemo Mini Wifi Smart Plug

With technology offering ways to smarten our home — it gets daunting for many to choose what product to choose or purchase. With all honesty, the majority of the consumers prefer to upgrade little by little instead of upgrading their home all at once. For us, we also like to opt for the DIY approach and convert one part of our home before moving on to the next.

Today, we’ve decided to explore our options into making our outlets smarter with Amazon Echo Dot and Wemo Mini Wifi Smart Plug. With minimal steps to take, the home automation process went by like a breeze. For a family who is into technology, upgrading our home was an absolute joy for relatively little cost or any hassle.

Amazon Echo Dot

Amazon Echo DotPIN IT!

Amazon Echo DotPIN IT!

The Amazon Echo Dot is a brilliant “personal assistant” that’s made smaller, more compact but for a fraction of the cost. It is available for $44.99 at Best Buy and makes a great addition to every home. I mean, we spend more than that when dining out — so what’s not to love?

Wemo Mini Wifi Smart Plug

Wemo Mini Wifi Smart PlugPIN IT!

Wemo Mini Wifi Smart PlugPIN IT!

Wemo Mini Wifi Smart PlugPIN IT!

As far as automating our outlets, by adding Wemo, we can easily power up devices like power plugs, light switches, and other devices. It also offers “Away Mode” option to help control the lights in your home randomly — making it appear that someone is actually home. The Wemo mini wifi smart plug cost $34.99 and is also available at Best Buy.

What I love the most is that I can automate nearly any device in our home. By simply plugging a fan, lamp, or coffee maker into the WeMo Mini, we can have control over everything.

It’s as easy as …1, 2 and 3!
“Alexa, please schedule the lights to turn on at 6 p.m.”
“Alexa, turn on the nursery light.”
“Alexa, turn off the fan.”
“Alexa, turn on the Wemo.”
“Alexa, turn on the TV.”

… and my favorite of all “Alexa, play some baby/nursery music.”

Now it’s easier than ever to take charge of our outlets. I don’t even have to worry about tiptoeing in our nursery when I can just schedule a time for it to turn on and off … or use voice commands while I am busy cuddling or breastfeeding our little one.

If you’re looking for ways to smarten your home, I highly recommend checking out Amazon Echo Dot and Wemo Mini Wifi Smart Plug. Shop here »

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. While this post is sponsored, all thoughts and opinions are as always, solely my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support

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  • Jennifer

    I love these products that help you save time and energy in your home. My husband is a lighting engineer and we have a system he helped create in our home. We can turn lights on and off, control the thermostat, even have a kitchen sensor that turns the lights on when you walk into the kitchen, and turns off in 3 minutes if there is no movement.

  • Erica

    I’ve never heard of the Wemo.. I wonder if that we would work with my air conditioner unit. We have to run it all day when we’re not home because the apartment gets really hot in the late afternoon, before we get home. And we don’t want the animals to overheat. It would be great to have something that lets us turn it on before the apartment starts to heat up, without having to run it all day.

  • Karen Morse

    I definitely love the idea of being able to control the appliances in your home. It’s going to make life easier for sure. It’s always nice to save on energy, so this is perfect.

  • Kristina

    It’s amazing all the different things they have out there! I’ve never heard of the Wemo but I have heard of the Echo Dot.

  • Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh

    I have heard great things about both of these products, just today! I knew all about Echo, but the wemo was a new one. They both sound like they would be great.

  • Beth Davidson

    Cool! We have a new home and we’ve been discussing ways to make it “smart” so we’ll have to check this out.

  • Heather Johnson

    First, my son wants that lamp because he is obsessed with owls. Second, I love any product that helps save energy!

  • Claudia Krusch

    I need to pick up the Amazon Echo Dot and Wemo Mini Wifi Smart Plug. I have been hearing great reviews for them. I love your owl light.

  • ramon perry

    Thanks for sharing! I always love to see this type of new tech. This one opens up a new world of opportunities doesn’t it?

  • Tara Pittman

    This would be great during the holiday season. I could turn and off the lights fro, my phone.

  • hey sharonoox

    This Wemo smart plug sounds cool. I really like the idea of automated outlets when we’re away. Adding this to my shopping list!

  • Jessica Joachim

    This seems really cool. My husband is all about technology and wants to automate a lot of the house so I will have to send this to him to check out.

  • Kelly Hutchinson

    I have seen so much about the Echo Dot. I think I need to get this in m life pronto!

  • krystal

    We love our Amazon Dot but now I need to figure out this smart outlet! What an awesome way to upgrade your home.

  • StylishGeek

    This plus is really cool. I have an Amazon Echo but I have not used it yet. I will definitely look into getting this plus. Thanks for the awesome review!

  • Rachel

    The ability to connect outlets to the echo dots make me want to get them just for that alone. THey are definitely on my list.

  • AnnMarie John

    A smart home is always something that I’ve considered. I like the idea of being able to monitor my appliances. It’s going to help save on energy!

  • liz Cleland

    We got these for our home. Do you like yours??

  • Cynthia Nicoletti

    I love the Echo Dot. I didn’t realize how many accesories you can purchase to work with it.

  • Terri Steffes

    We love the echo and have several dots around the house. It is a good thing and probably the sign of what we can expect in the future!

  • Athena

    Yet another great post from a blogger about the Amazon Echo options and benefits. Yup – totally need this on my Christmas list this year.

  • Claire

    I was actually looking to buy the Amazon Echo as it seems very useful. But that wifi plug looks interesting – never saw that before!

  • Cindy Ingalls

    This is such a helpful tool. I like the idea of being able to connect to my lights or other electrical powered items remotely.

  • Amber Nelson

    I would love to get one of those. I am so behind on technology. but this actually looks like something I could do.

  • Ayana Pitterson

    Wow! I have been seeing these things, but this is the first time I have actually read about what exactly they do. I love this! Thanks for sharing.

  • Brittany

    Ooh this looks amazing. I’m not a huge techy person and I know that both of these are super easy to use! I could use them both easy!

  • Reesa Lewandowski

    We have an Alexa and love it. I am intrigued by this wifi connected outlet! I need to look into that!

  • Stephanie Pass

    We have some smart home technology like light bulbs we can change colors with an app and turn on and off. But, this looks really cool. I’m thinking I’d love an Amazon Echo.

  • Ave

    I have heard so many great things about Amazon Echo Dot but haven’t had a chance to try it yet. It’s amazing how this tiny gadget can do so many things and save you some money too!

  • Heather

    This is awesome! It’s like an updated version of “clap on, clap off!” Technology is so great and it’s been fun watching how we can make our homes better and smarter.

  • Emily Morton

    We have seriously considered investing in something like this! I love how simple it seems to be!

  • Nicole

    I have heard so much about the Amazon Echo and Dot recently. The connected smart outlet looks awesome, I never heard of it before! I’m definitely going to have to go and check it out! Thanks for sharing!

  • Heather

    These both sound like awesome products! I love how easy it is to keep home working properly with tech – it makes life so much easier!

  • Mardene Carr

    This is a great thing to have especially for persons who travel a lot and don’t want to get a house sitter

  • HilLesHa

    I have never used the Amazon Echo Dot before, but I keep hearing a lot about it. It sounds like a pretty nifty device!

  • John F

    Interesting post, I was look for an honest view of Alexa so this was really useful. The smart plug is a great idea for lights, I might to get some of those.