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A Smarter way of Life | D-Link DSP-W118 Review

D-Link ANZ has added a clever new smart plug to their mydlink smart home line-up. The DSP-W118 mydlink Mini Wi-Fi Smart Plug not only enables users to control any attached electrical appliance in the home, but can also accept schedules that turn your TV off when you’re asleep, power on your coffee maker before you wake up, or automatically turn on your living room lamp while you’re on holiday. You simply use D-Link’s clever and free mydlink app that works with iPhone, iPad, and Android devices to manage your appliances via the new smart plug from your mobile device while on the go.

Big thanks to D-Link for sending this out for review.

What’s In The Box

This is going to be a quick one, Included in the box is the Smart Plug itself, a quickstart guide and some documentation.

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Design and Features

The whole thing is made of white plastic with the front and back being matte white and the side being a glossy white. On the top is a manual power button incase your WiFi stops working. On the right is a QR code to add the Smart Plug to the MyDlink app. And on the back you will find the SSID and Password of the Smart Plug.

Features

            • Works with your existing Wi-Fi, so no hub required. 

            • Slim design does not obstruct other AC outlets 

            • Compatible with the Google Assistant, Alexa, and IFTTT 

            • Works with the mydlink app and other mydlink ecosystem products

            • Over-the-air firmware upgrades 

            • Outlet on/off, schedule and timer controls

Setup and Software

Setting up the DSP-W118 is as easy as setting up any other MyDlink product, just go into the MyDlink app and click on ‘Add Device’, Scan the QR code and add it to your network.

Once setup it is easy to use, just click on the little power symbol next to the smart plug on your app to power the device on or off. One thing I like to use is the ‘One Tap’ settings on the MyDlink app, I personally use it to turn my office lights on and off and also have them scheduled. This could also be good for a security feature when you are away and have a lamp scheduled to turn on at night for it to seem like someone is home.

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Conclusion

Although only a quick review, Without a doubt do the DSP-W118s make life easier for those times when you aren’t home and want something to be switched on for when you get back.

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