Meet the WeMo Mini Smart Plug: another tool that lets you control your lights and appliances from your smartphone. You don’t need a hub to get it to work. The device works with Amazon Alexa, so you can use voice commands to interact with your smart home products.
The smart plug is also compatible with Nest. It lets you put your appliances on a schedule. In Away mode, you can randomize your lights to give the illusion that you are home.