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TP-Link Kasa HS110 test: smart WLAN socket for demanding users

TP-Link Kasa HS110 test: smart WLAN socket for demanding users
TP-Link Kasa HS110 test: smart WLAN socket for demanding users

The TP-Link brand is in the field Smart home solutions known on the German market for years. We tested the Smart WiFi Plug "HS110" in our WLAN socket test. We are sending a total of six devices into the race. The TP-Link socket impresses with its high-quality workmanship, diverse functions and is compatible with voice assistants such as Google and Alexa as well as IFTTT. That is why it is also our test winner. You can find out more about the top model in this individual review.

Advantages and disadvantages

TP-Link HS110 WLAN socket

+ Processing
+ Features
+ high maximum load
+ Consumption display

- price
- Dimensions

Easy setup

When you plug in the TP-Link Kasa HS110 for the first time, the WLAN symbol lights up alternately green and orange. After successful pairing, the symbol lights up constantly green. If no internet connection can be established, it remains red. In the associated Kasa app do you choose what kind of device you with the app couple want. In addition to the WLAN socket, you can also couple lamps, light switches, routers, cameras, repeaters or sensors. A complete smart home can be built with it.

The TP-Link Kasa comes with a Parental controls fitted. The temperature range in which the device is ready for operation is 0 to 40 degrees. The Maximum load the connectable devices here is 16 amps respectively 3,680 watts. The dimensions of the radio-controlled socket are a bit bulky. If you want to use it in a power strip, you may find that the adjacent slot cannot be used. The same applies to light switches that are above the socket. Some of these are pushed through the adapter plug.

You can also use the WiFi socket switch on and off manuallyby pressing the button above the logo. The button for the is located on the top of the housing Reset. If this is active, the adapter plug cannot be controlled by the voice assistant and is reset so that it has to be reconnected.

User-friendly app with a wide range of functions and setting options

The "Kasa" app has a simple structure and settings can be made easily. You can either do one Time schedule, timer or Away mode hire or your Monitor power consumption. The TP-Link Kasa can also be switched off manually there. You can even do it remotely. However, this requires registration in the app. Otherwise, the socket can only be controlled manually or via the app in the WLAN. It is then not possible to use the voice assistants.

If you first click on the device and then on power consumption you will see the current performance of the connected device and the total power consumption. The data of the last 7 and 30 days are also recorded. You can also see how long the adapter was in operation during this time.

With Scenes you can define certain actions such as switching on or off. The scenes good morning, good night and movie night are preset. Further custom scenes you can yourself Add. This means that several smart devices can be controlled at once. Would you like to leave for the weekend or longer? With the Away mode you can protect your home from burglars. During the set time window, the socket is switched on and off randomly to give the impression that you are at home. For this, lamps should of course be plugged into the TP-Link Kasa. The Time schedule allows you to switch the adapter plug on or off every day or at the same time on certain days of the week. This works independently of a WLAN connection. There is also an extra setting for sunrise and sunset.

We think it's a shame that App not yet fully developed is. Some functions (e.g. smart actions) are not yet available. However, the most important and most common are usable.

Coupling with voice assistants is not entirely intuitive

The TP-Link Kasa WLAN socket supports voice commands from Amazon's Alexa and the Google voice assistant. However, we had problems with the coupling in the test because the Alexa Skill was already activated and the new socket could therefore not be found. A connection could only be established after deactivating the skill and reactivating it. The connection with the Google voice assistant works perfectly in the test. Also the subsequent one Voice control works without any problems with both assistants.

That's why the TP-Link Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Plug is worth a look

The TP-Link Kasa HS110 radio-controlled socket has a lot to offer in addition to its very high quality workmanship. Apart from the standard timer and scenes functions, there is also an absence mode and a power consumption display. The App is easy to understand and the coupling with the same works perfectly in our test. If this WLAN socket is your first device from TP-Link, you won't have any problems with the pairing of Alexa. If you have an existing user account, however, it could happen that Alexa cannot find the device and you have to activate the skill again. All in all, the TP-Link Kasa H110 is one Recommended radio socket with good test results for smart home fans.

Pretty smart: other recommended WLAN sockets

Would you prefer an inexpensive model and preferably multiple times? Then we can give you the GosundWLAN socket recommend. It comes in a set of 2 and costs less than the TP-Link model. The processing of the Gosund is not that high quality, but it shines with one good service. You can find out more about the inexpensive Gosund radio-controlled socket in our WLAN socket comparison test.

You're a Philips Hue fan? Then maybe the Smart Plug from Philips is just right for you. The wifi socket is great compact and looks valuable processed. Unfortunately here is the one Maximum load With 2,300 watts not as high as with the HS110 from TP-Link. However, it fits perfectly into your Hue network and can also be connected to the associated bridge. If you want to find out more about the Philips Hue Smart Plug, take a look at our individual review.