New smart home devices such as the Oittm can control remotely the power a device receives shutting it on or off with an app.
*This unit was sent to me to review with my honest opinion and results below.
Amazon Alexa Compatible
Can be controlled from anywhere with smartphone App
An app called Smart Life App is used to control the Oittm Smart Plug and is available for Android or iPhone.
The App can also control other Oittm devices besides electrical outlets such as light switches.
Using the Oittm WiFi Smart Plug with Alexa requires going into the Amazon Alexa app and into Skills.
Once inside Skills search for the Smart Life App by typing in Smart Life.
Since Oittm is not a friendly name to use, I changed the name to Light One in the Smart Life App which I could turn on and off with Alexa.
For example, talking to Alexa with the DOT I can say “Alexa Turn On Light One” and it will come on.
The Oittm WiFi Smart Plug is a new breed of smart home devices.
While it is only limited to turning on and off the power a device receives this can be handy in many situations.
For example, a light such as a lamp can be easily controlled from a smartphone or tablet.
It is also compatible with Alexa and the Amazon Echo DOT which has voice commands that can be setup.
I am still testing the Oittm so far with good results and will update if anything changes.
It is a good low cost unit that does not need a HUB to work and simply plug in, connects to the WiFi, and app, and is ready to start controlling electronics.
As always be sure to read the reviews on Amazon or elsewhere to be sure a unit is a good fit for you.