It looks like the market is being flooded with knockoff “smart” devices. While that could be good for prices, I’m concerned that compatibility is limited. If the SmartThings hub uses Z-wave and Zigbee, what are the chances that I’d be able to connect a generic z-wave plug to the hub? I know there’s the “official” compatibility list, but if a device can connect using one of those protocols, wouldn’t it work with some sort of generic on/off control at minimum?
Basically, I want a cheap outlet. Do I buy a cheap one from Monoprice or GearBest or do I stick with the compatibility list? Where is everyone getting their stuff for cheap?
This is very much a newbie question. I’m surprised I couldn’t find it in the FAQs.