Review SONOFF/Alfawise WIFI socket adapter for $8.50

The Alfawise WIFI socket adapter should also be usable with Amazon Alexa or Google Home, in addition to 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 WIFI socket adapter fared in the test here! It is identical in construction to the SONOFF WiFi socket and uses the same app. Therefore we have both listed in the article.

Alfawise WIFI socket adapter

Scope of delivery and processing

The scope of delivery only includes the smart socket adapter and an operating manual. This is not only in Chinese, but also in English and other languages, not always grammatically correct, but in any case understandable.

Alfawise smart socket outlet

Overall, the Alfawise WiFi socket adapter makes a trustworthy and solid impression on me. Many other socket adapters from China are suspicious 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.

Alfawise Wifi socket outlet

Connecting the Alfawise socket adapter to the WLAN

The eWeLink App must be installed on your smartphone in order to be able to integrate the plug into your home WLAN. This is available for both iOS and Android:

eWeLink Android App
eWeLink iOS App
If you want to add a new adapter with the app, this is very easy in the test, because each step is explained individually.

Alfawise WIFI socket adapter App

  1. 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.
  2. In the next step, the WLAN password must be stored in the app so that it can enable the socket adapter to access the Internet.
  3. Once the Alfawise socket adapter is found, it is integrated into the selected WiFi
  4. 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 WLAN, which was no problem in the test.

Amazon Alexa or Google Home integration

Pairing the Alfawise WiFi power outlet adapter with an Amazon Echo or a Google Home is quite easy. This is done as usual via the smartphone app of the respective service.

Alfawise smart socket with google Home and Amazon Alexa

At 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, in our case “fan”, is also used. For example, the socket adapter can be operated with the voice command “Alexa, switch the fan on/off”.

Under the Google Home App, the “Smarthome 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.

Conclusion

Today, the Alfawise WiFi power outlet adapter 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, but that doesn’t change the fact that it works overall. Once the adapter is integrated, the app is usually no longer required anyway.

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My special interests are smartphones from China and I am always keen to discover new smartphone accessories like smartwatches and headphones. 

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