TP-Link Tapo Debuts First Matter-Certified Smart Switches and Plug In-Store at Best Buy
Irvine, Calif - June 26, 2023 – Tapo®, a TP-Link brand and global provider of smart home products, today launched three Matter-Certified products, including the Tapo Mini Smart Wi-Fi Plug (1-pack/2-pack/3-pack), Tapo Smart Wi-Fi Light Switch and Tapo Smart Wi-Fi Dimmer Light Switch as the first Matter-Certified smart switches and plugs available in Best Buy stores nationwide. These groundbreaking devices offer compatibility with all-certified smart home platforms, smooth LAN control, and multi-admin capability, bringing convenience to users' everyday lives.
The Tapo Matter light switches allow users to control their lights from anywhere with the Tapo App and a 2.4GHz Wi-Fi connection. With advanced scheduling and timer features, these switches can automatically turn lights on and off based on users' preferences, even when they are away from home. The Away Mode adds an extra layer of security by simulating an at-home presence, deterring potential intruders. Furthermore, voice control support enables users to effortlessly manage connected lights through popular voice assistants like Apple Home, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant or Samsung SmartThings.
With the Tapo Smart Wi-Fi Dimmer Light Switch, users can easily adjust the light's dimming range from one to 100 percent, either by sliding a finger on the switch, using the Tapo App or via voice commands. Both Tapo Matter light switches require a neutral wire and feature a guided installation process compatible with standard-sized wall plates.
In addition to the Tapo Matter light switches, TP-Link expanded its Matter-Certified lineup with the Tapo Mini Smart Wi-Fi Plug. The Tapo Mini Smart Wi-Fi Plug offers a frustration-free setup experience with detailed in-app instructions and Bluetooth-enabled onboarding. It delivers a streamlined third-party integration solution, bridging the gap between ecosystems and standardizing the setup process.
The Tapo Mini Smart Wi-Fi Plug provides scheduling and creates scenes with a wider range of smart devices. Users can control the Tapo Matter plug from anywhere via the Tapo app. Additionally, its Auto-Off Timer supports automatically turning off connected devices when the Tapo Matter plug is left on for a set time.
By embracing Matter, the universal smart home standard, these switches ensure compatibility with all certified smart home platforms, including Apple Home, Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and Samsung SmartThings. This comprehensive compatibility allows users to control all their smart home devices through a single app, eliminating the need for multiple apps for different devices.
Matter introduces smooth LAN control, enabling seamless communication between Matter-certified devices within a local area network, even if the home internet is offline. The direct device-to-device communication eliminates reliance on specific forwarding devices or cloud services.
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Tapo, a TP-Link Smart Home brand with over 8 million users globally, provides reliable smart home devices and accessories to customers worldwide. The company was founded to help people adopt a new smart home lifestyle at an affordable cost, utilizing its industry expertise and dependable production processes to offer products with outstanding functionality and performance.