Everything has been working great for the week I have had the product. Even though it was documented that the units work only on 2.4Gb WiFi, there was no documentation that one's phone also needed to be on 2.4Gb WiFi in order to pair the device on the WiFi. I figured that out quickly but still.... Once paired, the phone can be re-attached to 5Gb WiFi.
If you don’t have good WiFi then the device turns off. Also I tried to measure the power of my coffee machine and car charging. Both about 10A and tripped the builtin circuit breaker, which shuts the device down and loses the data it was collecting.
It took me about 15 minutes or more to set up the first one because I was misinterpreting the instructions. After setting up the fish light, setting up the sofa light was a snap. Wife LOVES these little things. She used to have to stretch to reach the fish tank light, now she just tells Alexa to turn the light on/off. Had them couple of weeks, no issues.
I've tried other smart plugs the last couple of years waiting for something reliable. I was looking for a minimalist entry into the Smart Home environment. I bought a pair of these Smart Plugs to try. They have been great. I have nothing much to add to previous reviews but want to reiterate a couple of points.
First, as called out in earlier reviews and in the product description these devices need to be in a 2.4 GH WiFi environment. Like a few other reviewers mentioned I have a dual band router. Even though the Smart Plug found its way to the 2.4 GH radio I could not set it up. I ended up using the Guest Network solution noted in other reviews which worked flawlessly. And the communication using the phone app still works correctly even when my phone is back on the main LAN. There may be a way to do the commissioning on a dual band network (seems to me it should work) but the Guest Network solution worked for me. After commissioning the devices I turned off the Guest Network SSID broadcast as a small nod to security. I did not try the AP commissioning method. Perhaps I should have just for completeness.
Second, as for functionality, I am using these devices in small simple scenarios. But they are functioning perfectly. I have also used remote (i.e., I'm not at home) access which also has functioned correctly. I haven't tried any more complex scenarios that would include anything like IFTTT, Google Home, or Alexa so can't report on that issue. Some other reviewers have commented on these.
I am happy with these Smart Plug devices. None of the devices have dropped out (so far) and they are working as expected. I bought two more.
Awesome plugs. So far they work as advertised. Connecting to my wireless was a snap, alexa has no problems controlling them. Build quality was more than expected, and they are smaller than most smart plugs.
Plug it in, set it up with the free Stitch app, Tell Google Home it exists and you're good. You can put together a solid, basic smart home system for lighting and appliance control with these (and the higher capacity ones. My coffee maker needs the 1800w capacity of those). For the price, you can't beat it.