Deciding on whether to buy a product like Tp-Link Kasa HS110 V2.1 Smart Plug with Energy Monitoring or perhaps HIVE Active Plug? You’re in the right place as we’ll take you through all of the specs, features and look at the quality, pricing and reviews of both to help you make the decision on which one to go for.

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Tp-Link Kasa HS110 V2.1 Smart Plug with Energy Monitoring vs HIVE Active Plug

Tp-Link Kasa HS110 V2.1 Smart Plug with Energy Monitoring specs

Tp-Link Kasa HS110 V2.1 Smart Plug with Energy Monitoring
HIVE Active Plug specs

HIVE Active Plug
Type: Smart plug

Type: Smart plug

Compatibility: – iOS (9 or later)
– Android (4.1 or later)

Compatibility: – iOS
– Android

Compatible app: TP-Link Kasa app

Compatible app: Hive app

Works with: – Nest
– Google Assistant
– Amazon Alexa

Works with: – Amazon Alexa
– Hive

Connectivity: WiFi

Connectivity: WiFi

Power: Mains

Power: Mains

FEATURES

FEATURES

1.: Control your electrical appliances remotely via the Kasa app

1.: Control from your smartphone, tablet or laptop.

2.: Set schedules to automatically power electronics on and off as needed

2.: Sync with other Hive products using Hive Actions.

3.: Energy monitoring lets you analyse real-time and historical power consumption of your device

3.: Schedule your appliances to switch off automatically when you don’t need them.

4.: Away mode turns your devices on and off at different times to give the appearance that someone is home

GENERAL

5.: Pair to Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant to enable voice control

GENERAL

Requirements: Hive Hub (sold separately)

Colour: White

Colour: White

Box contents: – Hive Active Plug
– User guide

Box contents: – TP-Link Kasa HS110 V2.1 Smart Plug with Energy Monitoring
– Quick installation guide

Dimensions: 70 x 70 x 135 mm (H x W x D)

Dimensions: 100.3 x 66.3 x 77 mm (H x W x D)

Weight: 970 g

Weight: 131.8 g

Manufacturer’s guarantee: 1 year

Manufacturer’s guarantee: 3 years

Price: £26.99

Price: £39

Number of Reviews:

Number of Reviews: 36

Review Score: 8.4 / 10

Review Score: 8.7 / 10


When deciding on whether to buy Tp-Link Kasa HS110 V2.1 Smart Plug with Energy Monitoring or HIVE Active Plug, a very important consideration is the price. So we’re going to spend a bit of time looking at the price of both.

To start with, we looked at the price of the 147 products in the same category as Tp-Link Kasa HS110 V2.1 Smart Plug with Energy Monitoring, which is the Smart Smart monitoring category. Of these 147 products the average price was £176.83, the most expensive was £1349 and the cheapest was just £5. We then looked at the price of the 147 in the same as the HIVE Active Plug, which of course the average was £176.83, top price was £1349 and cheapest £5.

We then looked specifically at the average price of products from TP-Link and Hive, the average was £72.06 for TP-Link, £98.44 for Hive. The max for each was £299.99/£229 and minimum was £9.64/£13

Price analysis of Tp-Link Kasa HS110 V2.1 Smart Plug with Energy Monitoring

Price analysis of HIVE Active Plug

  • Tp-Link Kasa HS110 V2.1 Smart Plug with Energy Monitoring
  • Switch appliances on and off from your smartphone or tablet
  • Works with Amazon Alexa / Google Assistant
  • Turn any plug socket into a smart power outlet
  • Monitors energy usage
  • Top features: – Control your devices remotely with the Kasa app – Monitor your energy and save with the countdown timer- Pair with Alexa or Google Home to use voice commands – Away mode turns devices on and off to keep bad guys away Control your devices remotelyControl your lights and electronic devices from anywhere in the world with the TP-Link Kasa HS110 V2.1 Smart Plug with Energy Monitoring. Download the Kasa app to schedule your electronics to turn on and off as needed – or, you can use your phone like a remote and simply press a button to turn something on or off. This means you can easily control every device in your home from your phone.To get started, all you have to do is connect the Smart Plug to your WiFi and plug it into a standard socket. Monitor your energyStay on top of your energy usage – the Kasa Smart Plug can track your device’s power consumption in real-time. And with weekly and monthly summaries, you can cut down on wasted energy. The Kasa Plug doesn’t just monitor your energy, it helps you save too. This plug comes with a countdown timer, which automatically switches off appliances if you’ve set a time limit before – perfect for powering down irons or curling tongs after you’re finished using them. Pair with Alexa or Google HomePair the Smart Plug with your Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa powered speaker, and you can control individual plugs or rooms with a quick and easy voice command. You can also add it to one of your smart routines – for example, you could set all your smart plugs to switch off using a voice command such as ‘bed-time’.Away modeEnjoy your holiday with peace of mind thanks to the Away mode, which turns your devices on and off throughout the day to give the appearance that someone is still home and deter potential intruders.
  • Product codes: 6935364084653
  • HIVE Active Plug
  • Switch appliances on and off from your smartphone or tablet
  • Works with Amazon Alexa
  • Turn any plug socket into a smart power outlet
  • Schedule your appliances to switch off automatically
  • Top features: – Control appliances remotely from your smart devices – Set schedules for appliances to switch on and off – Hive Actions means Hive products work together in your home Control appliances remotelySwitch electrical devices on or off remotely from your smartphone, tablet, or PC with the Hive Active Plug. You could switch on your coffee machine while you’re still in bed, or ensure you’ve switched off your iron after leaving the house.Set schedulesYou can set schedules for the plug to switch on and off, ideal for turning on your table lamp in hallway at a set time each weekday – ready for when you walk in the door after work.Hive ActionsControlled by the Hive app, you can sync with other Hive products using Hive Actions. For example, you could turn on the Active Plug when a motion sensor (sold separately) is triggered.____________________________________________Please note: A compatible hub (sold separately) is required to connect your smart home device.
  • Product codes: 5054347000945

What’s better Tp-Link Kasa HS110 V2.1 Smart Plug with Energy Monitoring or HIVE Active Plug?

There are obviously a number of differences between Tp-Link Kasa HS110 V2.1 Smart Plug with Energy Monitoring and HIVE Active Plug, but there are several things that you can use when comparing the two. The first of these, which we’ve already covered, is price. Make sure you spend a bit of time deciding how much you are willing and able to spend on your product to really get a good idea if the £26.99 cost of Tp-Link Kasa HS110 V2.1 Smart Plug with Energy Monitoring is closer to the expectation you had than the £39 pricep point of HIVE Active Plug.

Once you’ve nailed down everything there is to know on the price of both, the next step is to really study the reviews. Taking the time to read reviews of both will really help you to decide which is a better product between Tp-Link Kasa HS110 V2.1 Smart Plug with Energy Monitoring and HIVE Active Plug. We looked at the reviews over at Currys PC World for both products and found that Tp-Link Kasa HS110 V2.1 Smart Plug with Energy Monitoring scores out of 10 from reviews. Whereas HIVE Active Plug scores 9.5 out of 10 from 36 reviews.

It’s also really worthwhile spending the time to look at the key differences between the two products. For that you can use our comparison table about which looks at the main features of both products to give you a clear idea of where one product perhaps benefits over another. When comparing the two it’s a really good idea to have an idea in your mind of the key features that you need from your Smart Smart monitoring as this will help you to narrow down the products that do or don’t meet your criteria.



Tp-Link Kasa HS110 V2.1 Smart Plug with Energy Monitoring



Rating:
8.33 out of
10