Lowest barrier of entry for you to start your smart home is right here.
The TP-Link smart plug is down to $15.29 on Amazon, which is a new all-time low. It normally sells for closer to $25, and right now you can get a two pack of TP-Link smart plugs for just $30. The mini version, which takes up less space, is available for $26.99 if you'd prefer it.
This is one of the easiest ways to start adding smart home elements to your appliances. It needs no hub and comes with a free app. So all you have to do is plug it in, connect it to your Wi-Fi, download the free app, and you can turn whatever you've plugged into it on and off with your phone.
Amazon is also offering Alexa owners a way to grab a smart plug and bulb for just $10 each, so don't miss out on those offers.