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at the time of reduce the cost of electricity at homeone of the options that we have had at our disposal for years have been consumption meters, generally generously proportioned equipment that either individually or for the entire installation allows us to know how many watts we are spending at a given moment or in a specific period.

These devices have evolved with more functions and features that facilitate their use, but they are being partly replaced by the current smart or connected plugs that we have discussed in depth on previous occasions in terms of energy saving possibilities at home, since they also allow control power on and off of remote teams.

The smart plugs with electrical consumption measurement function They are somewhat more expensive, but their use at home can help us to optimally manage the use of energy made by our beloved appliances and devices. Don’t you know very well what they can be used for? Next we will review some of its advantages.

Cheap, easy to use and helps you save on your electricity bill: why a connected plug is your best ally this winter

What can I use a smart plug with a consumption meter for?

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A smart plug with a consumption meter basically has all the functions of a smart plug and also adds the possibility of control the electricity consumed by an appliance instantly or at a given time.

serves for monitor energy expenditure of the equipment that we connect to it, information that will be shown to us through a mobile application, since in general they do not have an integrated LCD screen as traditional consumption meters do.

Among its advantages we have that we can create on and off schedules and custom countdown timers, but above all that it is possible estimate the cost of electricity of the household appliances that we connect to it.

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Most models have a function that calculates the device power consumption or appliance based on the price of electricity that we must indicate to you, showing in the application an estimate of the price that we will pay to use that appliance.

But the most important thing is that with a smart plug with a power meter we can know which appliance consumes moreif they meet what their specifications promise, if they are inefficient or even if they are performing poorly by spending more or less than expected.

This way we can know which electrical appliances should be turned on or not at certain times and ask ourselves if the time has come to change any of them for a most efficient model.

Among its disadvantages we find that not all consumption estimates are equally good, especially in the low and high ranges of electricity spending.

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For example, it is usual that they are not measured accurately figures below one watt or that are at the maximum limit of power supported by the plug, maximum consumption data that should also be taken into account before connecting equipment such as radiators, water heaters, etc. for security reasons, as we saw in this article.

In addition, having them running all day to see the electrical consumption of the devices as well costs little energy in itself, so if we want to save as much as possible, it should be taken into account.

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The Garza Smart is a smart plug with consumption measurement functiona way to see how much the device you connect spends and also control it remotely from the application or through voice commands.

This indoor device allows you to connect electrical appliances 3680W/16A, allowing to create automations and scenes. With daily, monthly and annual consumption meter and overload, overvoltage and overvoltage and child protection. Its price is 15.99 euros.

Garza Smart - Smart Wifi Plug, Programmable, 2.4GHz Wifi, With consumption meter, Remote control by app and Alexa/Google voice, White

Garza Smart – Smart Wifi Plug, Programmable, 2.4GHz Wifi, With consumption meter, Remote control by app and Alexa/Google voice, White

Cover P110

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Tapo P110 is a wifi smart plug with consumption meter controllable from the application, programmable, with timer, absent mode and voice control with Google Home and Alexa. Thanks to its mini size and the Tapo app, it is very easy to install and configure. Its price is 14.94 euros.

TP-Link Tapo P110 - Mini Wi-Fi Smart Plug (with Energy Monitoring), Schedule On/Off, Energy Saving, Compatible with Alexa and Google Home

TP-Link Tapo P110 – Mini Wi-Fi Smart Plug (with Energy Monitoring), Schedule On/Off, Energy Saving, Compatible with Alexa and Google Home

EIGHTREE 10 A/2,900 W smart plugs

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These plugs have a maximum load of 10 A and 2,900 Woffer functions very similar to those already mentioned, being compatible with Alexa and the Google Assistant for voice commands, remote control from the Smart Life app, and multiple modes of operation.

Through the application we also have detailed information on the consumption of the appliance that we have plugged in, with graphs and consumption comparators against previous periods. We can find these plugs in a pack of four units. Its price is 45.99 euros.

EIGHTREE Smart Plug, Mini Wi-Fi Plug Consumption Meter, Programmable Smart Socket with Timer, APP & Voice Remote Control, Compatible with Alexa, Google Home and SmartThings, 4 Pack

EIGHTREE Smart Plug, Mini Wi-Fi Plug Consumption Meter, Programmable Smart Socket with Timer, APP & Voice Remote Control, Compatible with Alexa, Google Home and SmartThings, 4 Pack

Meross 16 A/3,840 W smart plugs

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Meross also offers a higher charging smart plug alternative. The main highlight of this model is the incorporation of the MediaTek IoT chipwhich makes the plug work at a greater range, being compatible with dual-band WiFi.

Meross plugs are also compatible with remote control and voice commands, and the Meross app will be required to manage power and their different parameters. From the app itself we can see the detailed consumption of the appliance. In addition, there is a pack of up to four units to connect various devices in our house. They are priced at 41.99 euros.

meross Smart Plug with Consumption Monitor, Compatible with Alexa and Google Home, With Schedules and Timers, No HUB Needed, Overload Protection, WiFi 2.4 Ghz, 4 PCS, White

meross Smart Plug with Consumption Monitor, Compatible with Alexa and Google Home, With Schedules and Timers, No HUB Needed, Overload Protection, WiFi 2.4 Ghz, 4 PCS, White

Eve Energy 11A/2500W Plug

Eve

Eve plugs are another of the existing options in the smart plug market. with 11A and 2,500W maximum load, they are plugs with built-in consumption measurementso through the app we can see the spending in real time of our devices.

Eve incorporates compatibility with voice commands, remote control through the ‘SmartLife’ app, as well as IFTT command support. Its price is 39.95 euros.

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Eve Energy - Switchable smart plug, TÜV certified, consumption measurement, schedules, turn devices on and off, without the need for a bridge, Bluetooth/Thread, Homekit

Eve Energy – Switchable smart plug, TÜV certified, consumption measurement, schedules, turn devices on and off, without the need for a bridge, Bluetooth/Thread, Homekit

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for less than 400 euros on Amazon

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Not long ago, Toshiba televisions began to integrate the Amazon Fire TV software, so this Smart TV Toshiba 55UF3D63DA It has its own multimedia center, a 55-inch screen, and good features. Now it is at a minimum price in Amazon for 369.99 euros, compared to 429.99 euros for its previous price.

Toshiba 55UF3D63DA Smart TV Fire TV 55 Inch (4K Ultra HD, HDR10, Prime Video, Netflix, Alexa Voice Control, HDMI 2.1, Low Latency for Gaming, Bluetooth, USB, Onkyo Sound, Airplay)

Toshiba 55UF3D63DA Smart TV Fire TV 55 Inch (4K Ultra HD, HDR10, Prime Video, Netflix, Alexa Voice Control, HDMI 2.1, Low Latency for Gaming, Bluetooth, USB, Onkyo Sound, Airplay)

A 55-inch Smart TV with Dolby Vision and 20W of sound

Toshiba 55

This Toshiba Smart TV has a 55 inch screenwith 4K resolution at 60 Hz and LED panel. It is compatible with high dynamic range formats such as the popular Dolby Vision and TRU Picture technology that provides fluid images with more detail.

As for the sound, it offers 20W of power, distributed in two speakers compatible with Dolby Vision. In addition, it has 3 HDMI inputs and 2 USB ports. As long as your operating system is fire OSthe same one that we find in Amazon’s Fire TV, so you will have a wide catalog of applications and the Alexa voice assistant.

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Shipments on Amazon have a cost of 3.99 euros but are free on purchases over 29 euros. Also, customers Prime They have free shipping. If you are not yet try it free for 1 month.

you have 30 days for free returns on all items sold/shipped by Amazon.

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It is very practical, it has a drawer and at an irresistible price

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Having our computer monitor at a recommended height is necessary for the health of our back and, if it is beautiful on top and with an extra drawer, much better. That is the case of the monitor stand ELLOVEN of Ikea best seller and that is now greatly reduced by 19.99 euros, the Ikea family price, when its original price is 29.99 euros.

ELLOVEN monitor base with drawer, white

A comfortable, practical and beautiful monitor base

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Working from home comfortably is very necessary, especially if you spend many hours in front of the computer. That’s why this monitor stand has a height 10cmideal to help relieve tension in the neck and shoulders.

In addition, it has a drawer to store whatever you need, such as diaries or pens, and a hole below perfect to hide the keyboard. It also has a hole in the back so you can keep your cables organized for a clutter-free desktop.

Keyboard base

On the other hand, its design combines natural materials like bamboo that provides warmth and creates a beautiful contrast with the white aluminum structure. Its measurements are 47 x 26 x 10 cm and it supports up to 20 kilos.

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shipments in IKEA from 3 euro. You can also pick up your purchases with Click & Collectin IKEA stores and ticket offices, free if the amount of your purchase exceeds 100 euros.

You have a period of 365 days for returns. You have more information on the IKEA website.

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the Mi Vacuum Cleaner G10 that cleans and vacuums in a single pass (and reduced)

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If you’ve ever wanted a Dyson stick vacuum, but it seems too expensive, then this model My Vacuum Cleaner G10 It is ideal for you, since it has similar characteristics and at a lower price. In MediaMarkt You can find it reduced by 199.99 euros, compared to 299.99 euros of its official price.

Broom vacuum cleaner – Xiaomi Mi Vacuum Cleaner G10, 600 W, Autonomy 65 min, Wireless, 3000 mAh, 0.6 l, White

This Mi Vacuum Cleaner G10 broom vacuum cleaner has it all: good power, autonomy and several brushes included

Xiaomi Vacuum Cleaner Pack

The Mi Vacuum Cleaner G10 has a minimalist and elegant design, with an ergonomic handle that makes it easy to grip. It has a 150W suction power thanks to its 125,000 rpm brushless motor. It also has a color TFT screen, with HD resolution, where you can see the cleaning status or the remaining battery level.

One of its most interesting features is that it has an intelligent brush that adjusts according to the floor, thus changing the cleaning speed, saving battery life. In addition, it can act as broom vacuum cleaner, handheld and as a mopsince it has a magnetic water tank that allows you to vacuum and clean everything at the same time.

Xiaomi Broom

On the other hand, it has great autonomy thanks to its 3,000 mAh battery, enough to clean the entire house without recharging. can reach the 65 minutes of use on a single charge with standard suction power.

Also included in the package: 1x lengthened connecting tube, 1x 2-in-1 brush, 1x flat nozzle, 1x small brush1x adapter, 1x water tank, 1x mop, 1x power adapter, 1x user manual.

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In MediaMarkt shipments are free on purchases over 49 euros (except bulky products). You can also pick up your order, free of charge, in all its stores. You have 30 days for returns. You have more information on the MediaMarkt website. In addition, you get a 10 euro discount if you subscribe to their newsletter.

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