Are Smart Surge Protectors with Wifi and Remote Control Features a Must-have in 2021?

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Last Updated on September 1, 2021 by Marc Edwards

It seems like everyone is raving about setting up a smart home these days – including owning smart appliances, electronics, and gadgets.

And the available options in the marketplace are truly overwhelming.

There is a smart version of almost any home appliance you can think of.

For example, typical kettles as we knew them are now integrated with smart features like remote control and wifi capabilities.

The emergence of smart appliances and electronics goes on and on – ceiling fans, fridges, vacuum cleaners, you name it.

Even power strips and surge protectors are not spared. 😉

A ‘smart home’ fanatic who is a long-time friend of mine recently asked for my recommendations for a few smart surge protectors for his home.

Since his wife and he travels a lot, he wanted to be able to power on and off his plugged-in appliance remotely from practically anywhere.

As he is also staying near a lightning-prone area, he always wanted to be able to quickly power off his electrical devices remotely whenever a storm is imminent – without any manual efforts.

While doing some product research for him, I decided to take this opportunity and review some of the best smart surge protection devices available in the market right now.

Below is a model that I highly recommended if you do not have the patience or time to read through the whole list of reviews below.

Editorial Top Pick

Kasa Smart Plug Power Strip HS300, Surge Protector with 6 Individually Controlled Smart Outlets and 3 USB Ports, Works with Alexa & Google Home, No Hub RequiredKasa HS300 is our editorial recommendation for many good reasons.

First off, it is manufactured by TP-Link, a world leader in providing consumer WiFi networking devices.

This smart power strip comes with an energy monitoring feature that cannot be found in most surge protectors of its kind.

If you are someone who is eager to trim down your monthly electrical bill, having the ability to monitor daily energy usage would be key to cutting down energy consumption for your household or office.

More importantly, this smart wifi surge protector offers an above-average 1710 joules rating on top of a 24-months warranty which is about the average life-span of surge protection devices.


8 Best Models
Model Name
No. of AC Outlets
No. of USB Ports
Remote Control App
Joules Rating
Our Reviews
Kasa Remote Control Wifi Smart Surge Protector Power Strip

Kasa Remote Control Wifi Smart Surge Protector

6

3

Yes

1710J

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POWSAV Smart Home WiFi Surge Protector with 5 Smart Outlets

POWSAV Smart Home Wifi Smart Surge Protector

10

4

Yes

1680J

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APC Smart Plug Wi-Fi Power Strip with USB Ports

APC PH6U4X32 Remote Control Wifi Smart Surge Protector

6

4

Yes

2160J

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MXQ Wifi Smart Surge Protector with 4 USB Ports

MXQ Remote Control Wifi Smart Surge Protector

4

4

Yes

400J

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Geeni Wifi Smart Surge Protector, 3-Outlet Smart Extension Cord

Geeni Wifi Smart Surge Protector

3

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Yes

460J

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Jinvoo Wifi Smart Surge Protector voice and remote control

Jinvoo Remote Control Wifi Smart Surge Protector

4

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Yes

1700J

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ANHAORUI Wifi Smart Surge Protector voice and remote control

ANHAORUI Smart Plug Wifi Surge Protector

12

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Yes

1680J

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POWRUI Outdoor and Indoor Wifi Smart Surge Protector

POWRUI Weather-Proof Wifi Smart Surge Protector

4

n.a./p>

Yes

1080J

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1Kasa Remote Control Wifi Smart Surge Protector Power Strip Review

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Kasa Smart Plug Power Strip HS300, Surge Protector with 6 Individually Controlled Smart Outlets and 3 USB Ports, Works with Alexa & Google Home, No Hub Required

Personally, I am a huge fan of TP-link products, particularly smart electrical devices like Kasa HS300.

If you are also a smart home enthusiast like my friend, you will love this 1710 joules, smart surge protector which has 6 smart outlets that can be controlled and monitored separately.

I absolutely adore the energy monitor function which allows you to monitor the energy consumption usage of all your connected devices.

Powering off devices that are no longer in use is just a few simple taps away on the Kasa Smart app.

It does not matter where you are in the world, so long you have Internet access, you will be able to remotely monitor or set power off/on schedule for each plugged-in device.

And when you are at home, turn on and off connected devices are just a voice-command away since this wifi-enabled smart surge protector works perfectly well with Alexa and Google Assistant.

Unless you are someone who with technophobia for whatever reason, this smart surge protection device that comes with 24 months warranty is definitely a worthy purchase for your home or office.

Kasa HS300

Specification Table

Dimensions ‎14.17 x 2.49 x 1.48 inches
Net Weight 1.55 pounds (0.7 kg)
No. AC Outlets 6
No. USB Ports 3 (5V/2.4A)
Power Cord Length 3.1 ft (38 inches)
Joule Ratings 1710J
Remote Control App Yes
Warranty 24 months
PROS:
  • 6 x Smart Outlets (Individually Controlled)
  • 3 x USB Ports
  • 1710 Joule Ratings
  • Works with Alexa and Google Home
  • Control Connected Devices via Kasa Smart App from Anywhere
  • Grouping of devices for unified control with a single tap
  • Energy Monitoring
  • 2.4GHz Wifi Enabled, no hub required
  • Voice Control feature
  • 24-month worry-free Warranty
CONS:
  • Lack of Child-friendly safety shutters
  • Power cord is only 3 feet long
  • Outlets are not widely-spaced out for large plugs

Kasa Smart Plug Power Strip HS300, Surge Protector with 6 Individually Controlled Smart Outlets and 3 USB Ports

Kasa Smart Plug Power Strip HS300, Surge Protector with 6 Individually Controlled Smart Outlets and 3 USB Ports, Works with Alexa & Google Home, No Hub Required

  • 6 smart outlets: Independently control 6 smart outlets, and charge 3 devices with built in USB ports; Ideal for controlling electronics in your home, home office, or small business
  • Surge protection: ETL certified surge protection shields sensitive electronics and appliances from sudden power surges that can occur during weather storms and cause irreparable damage
  • Energy monitoring : Monitor how much energy devices connected to the power strip consume; Check on each one from your Kasa smart app and turn off ones that are using too much power
  • Control from anywhere: Control connected devices from anywhere with the Kasa Smart app. Power up your office remotely and even your holiday lights from the app
  • Voice control: Remotely control your smart plug and use voice commands with Alexa, Google Assistant, or MicroSoft Cortana. Plug type:3-prong plug

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2POWSAV Remote Control Wifi Smart Surge Protector Power Strip Review

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Smart Plug, Power Strip, POWSAV Smart Home WiFi Surge Protector with 5 Smart Outlets (Works with Alexa & Google Home) and 5 Always on outlets and 4 USB Ports, 6 Feet Extension Cord, Black, ETL Listed

Have you ever dream of having the ability to remotely control all your home appliances from anywhere?

If so, this POWSAV smart surge protector may be a dream come true for you.

This 1680 joules wifi-enabled surge protector, too comes with a voice control feature that works well with Alexa and Google Home.

With the Smart Life app, you can now easily time and schedule connected devices to power on and off remotely, with just a few taps away.

There are 5 “Always On” outlets that cannot be remotely controlled. These outlets are meant for electrical equipment like Internet routers, security cameras, and any devices that need to turn on 7 by 24.

Do you have loads of USB gadgets that need juicing up at the end of each day?

If so, you will be happy to know that this POWSAV surge protector comes with 4 USB charging ports.

This reasonably priced smart surge protector comes with a 12-month warranty and is most suitable for office use or for people who need to work from home on a regular basis.

POWSAV

Specification Table

Dimensions 12.83 x 6.06 x 1.5 inches
Net Weight 1.43 pounds (0.65 kg)
No. AC Outlets 10
No. USB Ports 4 (3.4A Total)
Power Cord Length 6 ft
Joule Ratings 1680J
Remote Control App Yes
Warranty 12 months
PROS:
  • 5 Smart Outlets + 5 Always On Outlets
  • 4 x USB Ports
  • 1680 Joule Ratings
  • 2 widely spaced-out outlets for larger plugs
  • Wifi Enabled (2.4G Wifi Only)
  • Wifi Reset Button
  • Compatible with Alexa, Google Assistant, Google Home
  • Voice Control feature
  • Smart devices Grouping feature
  • Smart Life App to set schedule and timer
  • ETL certified
  • 12-month worry-free Warranty 
CONS:
  • Lack of child-friendly safety shutters
  • Hard to see indicator lights for each outlets

POWSAV Smart Home WiFi Surge Protector with 5 Smart Outlets (Works with Alexa & Google Home) and 5 Always on outlets and 4 USB Ports

Smart Plug, Power Strip, POWSAV Smart Home WiFi Surge Protector with 5 Smart Outlets (Works with Alexa & Google Home) and 5 Always on outlets and 4 USB Ports, 6 Feet Extension Cord, Black, ETL Listed

  • Multi-Function Smart Power Strip(2.4G WIFI ONLY): 10 AC outlets with 5 smart outlets and 5 always on outlets, the 5 Alexa smart outlets works with Alexa or Google Assistant for Voice Control, Remote Control Your Home appliances from Anywhere, NOTE: Please make sure you have 2.4G WiFi before buying, this product does not support 5G wifi network and not work with encrypted WiFi networks, or open end public networks with no password.
  • Voice Control with Alexa & Google Home: Compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google home assistant , control your home appliances with the smart plug by simply giving voice commands to Alexa or Google Assistant.
  • Set Schedule & Timer with APP (smart life) Control : Remote Control Your Home appliances from Anywhere, Schedule the Smart Plug to automatically power electronics on and off as needed, like setting lights to come on at dusk or turn off at sunrise. You can create a group for all of your smart devices and control them all with just one command. With the countdown timer feature, simply set a timer for the Smart Plug to turn off its appliance automatically. Each of the plugs can be controlled.
  • Surge Protector Outlet and USB Charging Station:the AC outlets built-in surge protector 1680 Joules, 4 USB ports total 5V/3.4A 15W.. It can charge almost any USB device (smartphone, tablet, Amazon Kindle, fire stick, e-reader, bluetooth headphones, portable speaker etc). NOTE: the USB ports and the 4 always on outlets will be on once the outlet is plugged in, they are not controlled by the app.

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3APC PH6U4X32 Remote Control Wifi Smart Surge Protector Power Strip Review

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APC Smart Plug Wi-Fi Power Strip with USB Ports, PH6U4X32, 3 Smart Plugs that Work with Alexa, 6 Outlets Total, 2160 Joule Surge Protector Black

If I have to pick one surge protector model that is not only aesthetically pleasing but also comes equipped with feature-rich functionalities, APC PH6U4X32 is my personal favorite.

This APC model is probably the only model that has remote control capability for USB ports. PH6U4X32 comes with 3 smart outlets and 2 smart USB ports in which scheduled power management can be performed remotely.

In addition to the 3 smart outlets, this 2160 joules surge protector also has 3 standard “Always On” outlets for Internet routers, security cameras, and any devices that need to be powered on 24 by 7.

Since it comes with built-in Wifi, APC PH6U4X32 can be independently controlled by either the APC Home app or voice control via Amazon Alexa.

With smart USB ports, over-charging your USB devices like mobile phone or batteries will never happen again.

If you are someone who simply cannot do without day-to-day smart automation like scheduled timing for powering on of lamp, kitchen appliances, this APC smart surge protection device is for you.

Although this smart surge protector from APC is the second most expensive model on the list, it is definitely worthy of its price tag in my opinion.

APC PH6U4X32

Specification Table

Dimensions 10.5 x 4 x 1.44 inches
Net Weight 2.05 pounds (0.93 kg)
No. AC Outlets 6
No. USB Ports 4 (2 Smart + 2 Std USB ports)
Power Cord Length 6 ft
Joule Ratings 2160J
Remote Control App Yes
Warranty 24 months
PROS:
  • 6 widely-spaced out Outlets (3 Smart + 3 Standard)
  • 4 USB Ports (2 Smart + 2 Standard)
  • 2160 Joule Ratings
  • Fail-Safe Mode
  • EMI/RFI noise filtering
  • Compatible with Alexa
  • Voice Control via APC Home App
  • Built-in Wifi with Remote Control features
  • Devices grouping feature
  • Power Overload Indicator
  • Schedule Power On/Off of connected devices
  • 24 month worry-free Warranty
CONS:
  • Lack of Child-friendly safety shutters

APC Smart Plug Wi-Fi Power Strip with USB Ports, PH6U4X32, 3 Smart Plugs that Work with Alexa, 6 Outlets Total, 2160 Joule Surge Protector

APC Smart Plug Wi-Fi Power Strip with USB Ports, PH6U4X32, 3 Smart Plugs that Work with Alexa, 6 Outlets Total, 2160 Joule Surge Protector Black

  • 5 WiFi smart plugs: 3 surge protected smart outlets, plus 2 smart USB charger ports (2.4A shared) that can be independently controlled by Alexa or the APC Home app
  • 3 standard surge protector outlets, and 2 standard USB charging ports (2.4A shared)
  • 2160 Joules of surge protection (inlcudes UL certification) to guard connected electronics from the most powerful surges
  • Alexa smart plug voice control or access the smart plugs from your phone via the free APC Home app, and control from anywhere (WiFi required, but no hub needed)
  • Scheduling: Devices connected to the wifi outlet, such as lighting, small household devices and other electronics, can be scheduled to turn on or turn off automatically via the apc home app, available from the Apple app and Google play stores
  • 2 Year Warranty (unless otherwise stated on packaging), plus a 150,000 dollars connected equipment protection policy

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4MXQ Remote Control Wifi Smart Surge Protector Power Strip Review

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MXQ Smart Power Strip with 4 Smart Plugs and 4 USB Ports, 5ft Extension Cord Smart Plug Surge Protector Work with Alexa Google Home Echo IFTTT, 2.4GHz Remote Control WiFi Outlets with Timer Function

While this MXQ smart power strip definitely cannot satisfy power users like me who have many electrical gadgets and computer peripherals, it does make a good option for modest users.

It is also worth noting that the 4 USB ports can only be controlled as a single unit while the 4 AC outlets can be controlled individually.

These outlets can be controlled either by voice control like Alexa, Google Home or IFTTT or via the Smart Life app.

The Smart Life app allows you to schedule and control all connected appliances separately and up to 20 timing activities for each outlet.

If you are on a budget and can live with having only a 400 joules rating, you will be hard-pressed to find a better quality smart surge protector at this price point.

This Wifi (2.4GHz) and remote control surge protector from MXQ is made from ABS flame retardant polymer material and offers both overheat and overload protection for all your plugged-in devices.

This surge suppressor comes with a 12-month warranty and a user manual is included.

MXQ

Specification Table

Dimensions 9.6 x 2.6 x 1 inches
Net Weight 1.28 pounds (0.58 kg)
No. AC Outlets 4
No. USB Ports 4
Power Cord Length 5 ft
Joule Ratings 400J
Remote Control App Yes
Warranty 12 months
PROS:
  • 4 Smart Outlets
  • 4 USB Ports (4-in-1 single unit control ONLY)
  • Remote control via Smart Life App
  • Supports Timer/Countdown Functions
  • Support Wifi 2.4GHz 802.11 b/g/n
  • Voice Control
  • Supports Device Sharing
  • Works with Alexa, Google Home, IFTTT
  • Over-heat Protection
  • Overload Protection
  • Made of Fire-proof material
  • 12 month worry-free Warranty
CONS:
  • Power cord is only 5 ft long
  • Only 400 Joule Ratings
  • Outlets not widely spaced-out for large plugs
  • Lack of Child-friendly safety shutters

MXQ Smart Power Strip with 4 Smart Plugs and 4 USB Ports, 5ft Extension Cord Smart Plug Surge Protector

MXQ Smart Power Strip with 4 Smart Plugs and 4 USB Ports, 5ft Extension Cord Smart Plug Surge Protector Work with Alexa Google Home Echo IFTTT, 2.4GHz Remote Control WiFi Outlets with Timer Function

  • REMOTE CONTROL: Once this smart power strip is connected successfully, you can control the power of your electrical items on/off by the free App (smart life) no matter where you are. No Hub is required, Support Wi-Fi 2.4GHz 802.11 b/g/n wireless network and easily connect to your Wi-Fi router.
  • VOICE CONTROL: Compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google home assistant and IFTTT, control your home appliances with the smart plug by simply giving voice commands to Alexa or Google Home.
  • 4 AC OUTLETS+4 USB PORTS: Equipped with 4 outlets and 4 USB charging port for travel, home or office, provide a convenient power supply for home appliances such as humidifier, electric pot, fan, water dispenser, TV, coffee machine, light, holiday decorating lights(NOTE: the 4 Outlets can be controlled individual, 4 USB ports are controlled as a one unit).
  • SCHEDULE APPLIANCES & INDEPENDENT CONTROL: Schedule your appliances turn on or off anytime to fit your intelligent life, and separately control each outlet as needed. Each smart outlet can set up to 20 timing tasks.
  • SAVING USE: Made from ABS+PC fireproof material, surge protector, overload protection, over-heated protection. FCC certificates.

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5Geeni Remote Control Wifi Smart Surge Protector Review

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Geeni Surge Protector, 3-Outlet Smart Extension Cord, Cord Extender, Wireless Control, Works with Alexa, Google Home, Wi-Fi, 3 feet

Geeni is a brand that holds a special place in my heart. While it is not a big brand by any means, the quality of its products has never failed me.

This 3 outlet model is one of the first smart surge protectors I have used for short-distance travels (mostly at the airports) to client sites since 2019.

Besides being lightweight and extremely portable, the build quality is really good.

Take a look at the power cord and you know what I mean.

I tested the Geeni App on both my Android and Apple smartphones and controlling plugged-in devices remotely was flawless on both platforms.

When I used it at home, I was impressed that the app was very user-friendly, and setting up the control for various smart home devices was brainlessly easy.

Although this Geeni surge protector comes with only 460 joules, it is perfectly fine as there are only 3 outlets to be protected against power surges and transients.

This model is most ideal for traveling or used in a personal office space environment where you only have your laptop, phone charger, and probably a monitor.

Schedule a timer for charging up your laptop and gadgets and you never have to worry about over-charging your electrical devices anymore.

This Geeni smart power strip comes with a 12 months warranty and there is a 4-outlets and 6-outlets version if you prefer to have more AC outlets.

Geeni

Specification Table

Dimensions 10.71 x 4.41 x 2.13 inches
Net Weight 1.06 pounds (0.48 kg)
No. AC Outlets 3
No. USB Ports n.a.
Power Cord Length 3 ft
Joule Ratings 460J
Remote Control App Yes
Warranty 12 months
PROS:
  • 3 x Individual Controlled Smart Outlets
  • Voice Control via Alexa, Google Home
  • Compatible with 2.4GHz Wi-Fi networks
  • Timer Mode
  • Remote control using Geeni Universal App (with Shared Access)
  • 12-month worry-free Warranty
CONS:
  • The power cord is only 3 foot
  • No USB port
  • Joule Ratings is low at 460J

Geeni Surge Protector, 3-Outlet Smart Extension Cord, Cord Extender, Wireless Control

Geeni Surge Protector, 3-Outlet Smart Extension Cord, Cord Extender, Wireless Control, Works with Alexa, Google Home, Wi-Fi, 3 feet

  • SMART SURGE PROTECTOR: With 3 individual smart outlets, everything you plug in can be independently turned on and off from anywhere using the Geeni app
  • NO HUB REQUIRED: This smart extension cord works with your home Wi-Fi—no hub required! Simply download the Geeni app, power your surge protector on or off and connect. It also works with Alexa and Google Home
  • COMPATIBILITY: The Geeni 3-Outlet Smart Surge Protector Extension Cord is compatible with all 2.4GHz Wi-Fi networks. With 460 joules surge protected, 125V and the 3-foot stylish fabric cable, you can safely and conveniently plug in any device you want
  • CONTROL FROM ANYWHERE: Using your home Wi-Fi, set a schedule or remotely control up to 3 different devices from anywhere. Give each outlet a unique name and use them separately. Ask your voice assistant to turn your stereo on or turn the lights on/off
  • UNIVERSAL APP: The Geeni app works with all Geeni smart home devices, allowing easy control of your home from your Android or iOS smartphone. Allow your family, neighbors, and guests to access all your Geeni Smart Home devices

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6Jinvoo Remote Control Wifi Smart Surge Protector Power Strip Review

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Power Strip with USB Smart Power Strip, WiFi Surge Protector, Voice Control Compatible with Alexa & Google Assistant, 4 AC Outlets 4 USB Port, APP Individual Control, Timer Schedule, No Hub Required

This Jinvoo smart surge protection device is a rather new model released in late 2020.

If you are a traveling geek like me, at 1.39 pounds, this is yet another brand that is highly portable.

You can ideally carry it with you anywhere you. You can bring it to the office in the morning, bring it home, and use it at your work desk if you are stuff to work on during the night.

Once you hook it up to Alexa at home or your Google Assistant on your phone, you can practically remote control it from anywhere.

The smart app that comes with it allows all 4 outlets to be fully controlled remotely or make use of the voice control feature if you have Alexa setup at home.

Its full suite of smart features is very similar to what you can find across most wifi-enabled smart surge protector models.

The only outstanding feature is the 4 intelligent USB ports which offer a maximum power of up to 40W – it is able to detect your device type and adjust its charging speed accordingly.

This JInvoo model comes with a 1-year warranty and lifetime technical support.

JINVOO

Specification Table

Dimensions ‎10.08 x 7.28 x 1.57 inches
Net Weight 1.39 pounds (0.63 kg)
No. AC Outlets 4
No. USB Ports 4
Power Cord Length 5 ft
Joule Ratings 1700J
Remote Control App Yes
Warranty 12 months
PROS:
  • 4 USB Charging Ports with a maximum output of 40W
  • Each AC Outlet can be individually controlled – energy saving
  • 1700 Joule Ratings
  • Outlets are widely spaced for larger plugs
  • Overload Protection
  • Voice Control using Alexa, Google Home
  • Remote control anywhere via App
  • Scheduling with timer and count-down feature
  • Made of anti-fire ABS material
  • 12 month worry-free Warranty
CONS:
  • Lack of child-friendly safety shutters

Smart Power Strip, WiFi Surge Protector, Voice Control Compatible with Alexa 4 AC Outlets 4 USB Port, APP Individual Control, Timer Schedule

Power Strip with USB Smart Power Strip, WiFi Surge Protector, Voice Control Compatible with Alexa & Google Assistant, 4 AC Outlets 4 USB Port, APP Individual Control, Timer Schedule, No Hub Required

  • Remotely Control —Use the fully control mode or control 4 sockets individually with your smart phone no matter where you are. The Wi-Fi Smart Power Strip Surge Protector appliances status will feedback to your phone in real time.power cord enables connection to a distant wall outlet, mini size saves space efficiently
  • Set Schedule & Timer— Schedule your Wi-Fi smart power strip to turn on or off at specific time, eliminating overcharge and protecting your device。Power strip surge protector wall mount Support four simultaneous digital equipment supply. Intelligent USB Power: 4 USB Super Charging Ports with a MAX power output of 40W which can detect your devices and deliver the ideal charging speed up to 2.1 amps per port.Its built-in 5 Ft
  • Voice Control—Works with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, control your home appliances with the smart plug by simply giving voice commands to Alexa or Google Assistant. No Hub required .Compact Design for Worry-Free Portable Use Hotel rooms, airport terminals, and coffee shops never seem to have enough power outlets to handle all your devices at once
  • Family sharing—You can share your device with your family. Each person can control the switch of each light individually. It is easy to use and allows family members to experience the joy of smart life,Rated power: 1650W / USB Total Power: 12W / 5V 2.1A.
  • Trusted and Safety – Energy saving and safety, anti-fire ABS Material materials, built-in overload protection switch, the product supports surge protection, effectively absorbs sudden huge energy and protects connected equipment from damage.CE/FCC/ROHS certified for safety use.1-year warranty.

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7ANHAORUI Wifi Smart Surge Protector Power Strip with Remote Control App

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Smart Plug, Power Strip Work with Alexa or Google Home, ANHAORUI WiFi Surge Protector with 6 Smart Outlets and 6 Always on outlets and 4 USB Ports, 6 Feet Extension Cord, Black/Grey, ETL Listed

Available since September 202, this is another new kid on the block that deserves a place on this list.

I have a client who used this model over the last 8 months and he has nothing but good things to say about its stability and ease of use.

First off, this is 12 outlets smart surge protector, and my client has been maxing out all the outlets since day one as he has lots of electronics and computing devices, including tons of gadgets to juice up on a daily basis.

If you have a couple of big transformer-size plug devices at home, this model offers 2 widely-spaced AC outlets that cater to such plugs.

Do note that only half of the 12 AC outlets of this Anhaorui smart surge protector can be remotely controlled – the other 6 outlets are “Always On” outlets which are most suitable for devices (e.g. Internet router) that should not be powered down.

Unlike the APC PH6U4X32 model listed above, the 4 USB ports that come with this model cannot be independently controlled.

If you have quite a few home appliances in a specific area of your house and are looking to trim down their electrical usage, this affordable model may be for you.

ANHAORUI

Specification Table

Dimensions 13.54 x 6.18 x 1.38 inches
Net Weight 1.67 pounds (0.75 kg)
No. AC Outlets 12
No. USB Ports 4 (5V/3.4A 24W)
Power Cord Length 6 ft
Joule Ratings 1680J
Remote Control App Yes
Warranty 12 months
PROS:
  • 4 USB Ports
  • 12 AC Outlets (6 x Smart Outlets + 6 Always On Outlets)
  • Voice Control, works with Alexa and Google Home
  • 2 x widely spaced AC Outlets
  • Remote control via free ‘Smart Home” App from anywhere
  • Wifi 2.4GHz supported
  • Wifi Reset button
  • 1680 Joule Ratings
  • ETL Certified
  • 12 month worry-free Warranty
CONS:
  • Lack of child-friendly safety shutters

Smart Plug Work with Alexa or Google Home, ANHAORUI WiFi Surge Protector with 6 Smart Outlets and 6 Always on outlets and 4 USB Ports

Smart Plug, Power Strip Work with Alexa or Google Home, ANHAORUI WiFi Surge Protector with 6 Smart Outlets and 6 Always on outlets and 4 USB Ports, 6 Feet Extension Cord, Black/Grey, ETL Listed

  • Multi-Function Smart Power Strip(2.4G WIFI ONLY): 4 USB charging ports (5V/3.4A 24W), 6 smart outlets and 6 always on outlets with built-in surge protector 1680 Joules, the 6 Alexa smart outlets works with Alexa Google Assistant for Voice Control, Remote Control Your Home appliances from Anywhere, NOTE: Please make sure you have 2.4G WiFi before buying, this product does not support 5G wifi network and not work with encrypted WiFi networks, or open end public networks with no password.
  • Voice Control – Work with Alexa, Google Home Assistant, control your home appliances with the smart power strips by simply giving voice commands to Alexa or Google Assistant. No Hub Required, the smart power strip works with any 2.4G Wi-Fi router without the need for a separate hub or paid subscription service.
  • Remote Control – Free “smart home” app control the smart plug by your smartphone (iOS 8.0 or above/Android 4.4 or above). You can control the wifi power strip at anytime anywhere. Only support 2.4GHz Wi-Fi network.
  • Surge Protector Outlet and USB Charging Station:the AC outlets built-in surge protector 1680 Joules, 4 USB ports total 5V/3.4A 17W.. It can charge almost any USB device . NOTE: the USB ports and the 4 always on outlets will be on once the outlet is plugged in, they are not controlled by the app.

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8POWRUI Remote Control Wifi Smart Surge Protector Power Strip Review

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Outdoor Smart Plug, Surge Protector, POWRUI Smart Power Strip with 4-Outlet Extender, Remote Control, Timer, Weatherproof for Indoor and Outdoor Use, Compatible with Alexa, Google Assistant and IFTT

Have you ever wanted a smart surge protector for all your outdoor electrical devices like automated plant water robots, garden lightning, or perhaps festive decorations?

This POWRUI model which can also double as a smart outdoor extension cord may be for you.

This 1080 joules surge protector is both impact and weather resistant and can also withstand wet and damp conditions.

Perfect for outdoor usage.

Once the smart app has been installed, you will never get drenched again when it is pouring outside. You will be able to control all of your outdoor devices remotely or verbally through Alexa or Google Assistant in the comfort of your home.

Turning on your garden lights in the evening is now just a couple of voice commands away.

Or if you are an automation nerd like me, you can easily set up the power on/off schedule for each of the 4 plugged-in outdoor electrical devices.

This smart 4-outlets ultra-portable outdoor extender comes with a one-year warranty and a good $100,0000 connected equipment warranty.

Get this only if the wifi signal strength outside your house is strong – you may want to test it out with your mobile phone before getting one.

POWRUI

Specification Table

Dimensions 6.5 x 3.86 x 3.82 inches
Net Weight 0.64 pounds (0.29 kg)
No. AC Outlets 4 (Outdoor and Indoor Use)
No. USB Ports N.A
Power Cord Length 0.5 ft (0.15m)
Joule Ratings 1080J
Remote Control App Yes
Warranty 12 months
PROS:
  • 4 x Outlet Smart Plug Outlets
  • Lightweight and ultra-portable
  • 1080 Joule Ratings
  • Perfect for larger plugs
  • Both Indoor and Outdoor applications (weather-proof)
  • App/Voice Control using Alexa, Google Home IFTTT
  • High and low-temperature resistant
  • Energy-saving and environmentally-friendly
  • Schedule and timer countdown for events
  • IP44 Waterproof Standard
  • 2.4GHz Wifi enabled
  • 12 month worry-free Warranty
CONS:
  • Power cable is too short

Smart Surge Protector, POWRUI Smart Power Strip with 4-Outlet Extender, Remote Control, Timer, Weatherproof for Indoor and Outdoor Use, Compatible with Alexa, Google Assistant

Outdoor Smart Plug, Surge Protector, POWRUI Smart Power Strip with 4-Outlet Extender, Remote Control, Timer, Weatherproof for Indoor and Outdoor Use, Compatible with Alexa, Google Assistant and IFTT

  • 4 Outlets Controlled Individually – Outdoor extension cord with 4 AC outlets design, 15A/1875W max for each, App/voice control 4 appliances seperately. 1080 Joules surge protector.
  • Voice Control & Schedule and Timer – Compatible with Amazon Alexa, Amazon echo dot/tap/show and Google Assistant for voice control. You can schedule an timer event or countdown event on your phone anytime and anywhere.
  • Easy and Quick Setup – Plug on the smart outdoor socket and complete the network configuration in minutes. Connectivity:IP/Network-2.4GHz Wireless, Only Supports 2.4GHz Network, no hub required. Important notice: This product can only work with 2.4G network, please confirm before purchasing.
  • Indoor & Outdoor Use and surge protector – IP44 Weatherproof , With PC fireproof material and splash-proof design, POWRUI 3-level complementary Surge Protection Circuit with 1080 Joules, features weather and impact resistant housing withstands damp or wet conditions.

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Marc Edwards is the co-founder of GagtheSurge and is actively involved in writing review and information articles for the site. He loves traveling and has been to most of the countries across the four major continents. Besides working and traveling, he also enjoys jungle explorations and deep sea diving.

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