Make your own DIY smart home kit with these great deals on an Echo, smart plug, and smart switch

Make your own DIY smart home kit with these great deals on an Echo, smart plug, and smart switch

With seemingly endless smart tech available today, it can be a little daunting to set up a smart home. Even intro bundles can be tough to sort through. But today, a few discounted devices can help you DIY your way to a setup of your own. TheTP-Link Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Plug is $17, down from a list price of $40 and less than $2 off its all-time low. The Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Light Switch is $50, good for $10 off its $60 MSRP and the best price we've ever seen. And to bring it all together with voice control, the 2nd-gen Amazon Echo is $80, down from a list price of $100 and matching an all-time low.

The Kasa smart Wi-Fi plug can add connectivity and control to any normal plug-in device, from lamps to kitchen appliances. With the connected mobile app, you can set schedules and control remotely from anywhere, or set a timer so appliances will turn off automatically after a certain amount of time. We haven't tried this smart plug ourselves, but it's a hit on Amazon, with 4.4 stars out of 5 over nearly 13,000 user reviews.

The Kasa smart Wi-Fi light switch also connects over Wi-Fi, so you can control it using the mobile app. You'll be able to dim lights, turn the switch off and on, and create schedules from anywhere. This switch is also a winner on Amazon, with 4.2 stars out of 5 over nearly 2,400 user reviews.

And finally, you'll need an Alexa speaker to take advantage of voice control on both of these accessories, and the second-generation Echo is a solid choice at this price, even with a new line of Alexa devices on the way.

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