You can't control these power outlets with your smartphone, or tie them to IFTTT recipes like the Belkin WeMo line, but they sell for a tiny fraction of the cost of their smarter brethren, and can be controlled from across the room via two included remotes. It's only a half-measure towards creating a smart home, to be sure, but they might be worth a look at the price. [Etekcity ZAP Remote Control Outlet 5-Pack, $22 with code BHRMTOFF]

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