Alfawise Smart WiFi plug for $15.95
The Alfawise Smart WiFi plug is supposed to be usable with Amazon Alexa or Google Home, in addition to the genuine App control. The market for smart socket adapters has become quite confusing in recent years. Unfortunately, there are always black sheep among many good products. You can find out how the Alfawise socket adapter performed in our review!
Alfawise Samrt WiFi plug
Box content and quality
The box only includes the smart WiFi plug and an operating manual. This is not only in Chinese, but also in German, English and other languages, not always grammatically correct, but in any case understandable. Overall, the Alfawise smart WiFi plug adapter makes a trustworthy and solid impression on me. Many other socket adapters from China can be sketchy about safety at first glance. Processing errors or other defects cannot be found. It is tightly closed all around and inside there seem to be no loose components.
Connecting the Alfawise Smart WiFi plug to the WiFi
The eWeLink App must be installed on your smartphone in order to be able to integrate the plug into your home network. This app is available for both iOS and Android:
If you want to add a new adapter with the app, this is very easy in the test, because each step is explained individually.
- Initially, several pairing options are available. The fastest way is to use the “Quick Pairing Mode” by pressing the button on the Alfawise WiFi adapter for five seconds.
- In the next step, the WiFi password must be stored in the app so that it can enable the socket adapter to access the Internet.
- Once the Alfawise socket adapter is found, it will be integrated into the selected WiFi
- Finally, the adapter can be given a name, such as “desk lamp” or “fan”.
Afterwards, the socket adapter, which I called a “fan” in the test, can be switched on and off with the app. In addition, a timer can be set so that the plug functions like a timer. Unfortunately the Alfawise WiFi adapter only supports 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, which was no problem in the test.
How to connect the Alfawise WiFi Smart Plug to Amazon Alexa or Google Home
With Amazon Alexa you have to search for the eWeLink service under the menu item “Skills” and select it. Everything else is done automatically by the app. The name, which is “fan” in our case, is also used. For example, the socket adapter can be operated with the voice command “Alexa, switch the fan on/off”.
Within the Google Home App, the “Smart Home Control” menu item is called up to implement the desired eWeLink service. Unfortunately, the name of the device is not automatically taken over, but is defined in the Google Home App.
Today, the Alfawise Smart WiFi plug is no longer an exceptionally spectacular gadget. However, this model performed well in the test and, above all, worked reliably. Only the smartphone app looks a bit messy and is not quite perfect in German, but that doesn’t change the fact that it works overall. Once the adapter is integrated, the app is usually no longer required anyway.To the gadget