When the certification for Matter, the new wireless standard for connecting smart devices “no matter” the wireless connection, was finalized, we were told most of the products that would be certified first were smart plugs, sensors, and hubs. And the smart plugs would not be able to monitor energy. These devices, along with security cameras and other complicated smart devices, were expected to be released later this year. Well, TP-Link decided not to wait and introduced their new KP125M, the Kasa Smart Plug with Matter certification and energy monitoring capabilities today.
The new Kasa Smart plug with Matter CerfificationTP-Link
For those of you who don’t know Kasa Smart, they are a leading provider of smart home devices and one of the first companies to obtain the Matter 1.0 certification. The root certificate issued by the Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA) to the KP125M will pave the way for creating a seamless smart home experience.
The most valuable feature of the KP125M is its energy monitoring capability. Users can make informed decisions about their energy consumption by monitoring energy consumption over time.
Furthermore, the KP125M offers advanced scheduling and timer capabilities, enabling users to time their smart plugs to automatically turn on and off any home electronic appliances, such as lamps, fans, humidifiers, and more. The KP125M provides smooth LAN control, ensuring effective communication directly between devices, even if the home internet goes offline.
The KP125M is compatible with all certified smart home platforms, such as Apple Home, Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and Samsung SmartThings. With the Matter protocol and voice control, users can control all their smart home devices from a single app.
Kasa Smart can monitor your energy usage in the Kasa app.TP-Link
The KP125M boasts a compact, flame-retardant design to avoid blocking additional outlets. It is easy to set up with Bluetooth onboarding to ensure a smooth and fast configuration experience. The KP125M is UL certified and comes with a 2-year limited warranty.
Matter devices offer consumers a seamless and user-friendly experience, allowing for easy setup and management of smart home devices. The Matter protocol provides enhanced functionality, improved security, increased energy efficiency, and better connectivity, making it easier to control home devices remotely. Matter devices are also future-proof to ensure compatibility with future technological updates and advancements, keeping users’ smart home systems up-to-date and compatible with new devices and features.
Kasa Smart plugs come in 2 and 4 packs on AmazonTP-Link
How much does the new Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Plug Slim with Energy Monitoring and Matter certification cost? The Kasa Smart Plug comes in either a two-pack or four-pack. The two-pack KP125MP2 has an MSRP of $39.99, and the four-pack is $69.99. Both are available on Amazon.
GearBrain will be testing these new smart plugs in the coming weeks. Be on the lookout for our review. Also, if you plan to use these new Kasa smart plugs with Matter certification, note that you will need a Matter controller to handle the setup process. You can use our platform, The GearBrain, to find a Matter controller or see if your existing hubs are compatible with Matter. It’s free and easy to use.