Recommend Good Smart Outlets?

Any pocket socket or in wall receptacle that works with SmartThings can then work with Alexa because of the SmartThings/Alexa integration. :sunglasses:

The following discusses the different features that different pocket sockets have, so it might be of interest.

I bought two different iHome devices and returned both of them. They just kept disconnecting and judging from the Amazon reviews that was true for a lot of people. :disappointed_relieved: But I’ve heard that the new ISP eight is better than the ISP six which I had. I haven’t tried one of those though.

As far as specific brands, the Aeon smart switch pocket socket has given a lot of people a lot of headaches. It’s fiddly to pair and there seems to be a runaway race condition if you have two of them close together and they are both reporting energy which can flood your network. And some of the very cheap zigbee pocket sockets, including orvibo, seem to have a problem staying connected for some people.

But other than that, I think most of the Z wave pocket sockets, the Z wave in wall outlets, and the better quality zigbee pocket sockets all seem to be good.

The Lowe’s iris smart switch pocket socket is very popular as a zigbee device because it’s inexpensive. It’s supposed to also act as a Z wave repeater, but a number for community members have reported that that functionality seems to be inconsistent. Still, looked just at as a zigbee pocket socket, it’s a popular choice.