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D-Link DSP-W110 Wi-Fi Smart Plug Review

D-Link DSP-W110 Wi-Fi Smart Plug Review
Is it time to make your house a smart home? Then come and take a look at Tyler's full review of the D-Link DSP-W110 Wi-Fi smart plug.
By: Tyler Bernath | Security & Automation in Networking | Posted: Oct 25, 2014 5:05 pm
TweakTown Rating: 80%Manufacturer: D-Link

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D-Link over the past few months has emerged as a leader in providing home users with the means to setup their very own smart home.

 

Like the W215 Smart Plug we reviewed a few months back, the DSP-W110 allows you to control remotely any number of devices that can be plugged in. What differs between the two smart plugs from D-Link is the unit we have in house today, the W110, does not allow for temperature or power usage monitoring. With that being said, as you will see within our images, the W110 carries a slimmer better looking design.

 

MSRP of the D-Link Wi-Fi Smart Plug is set at $49.99 with a one-year warranty.

 

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Packaging for the W110 highlights many of the features of the smart plug.

 

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Scope of delivery is rather simple; here we have the plug and setup card.

 

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The front of the plug houses a manual power button up top, with the receptacle down below.

 

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The side of the plug houses the reset and WPS buttons, along with the multi-colored LED.

 

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A great feature this time around is D-Link has fixed the setup process so we only need to use one app to complete setup. Here we have the initial setup screen.

 

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After you navigate through a few more setup screens, you will land here, where you can choose manual or WPS setup. To be honest here, WPS, while most of us may not use it very often, it is the best way to set these up.

 

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Once setup is complete, you have the option to name the plug.

 

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Here you can see the plug has joined the list with our other devices.

 

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Selecting the newly added W110, we can look at some of the information for the plug.

 

The DSP-W110 is a great companion device to the available motion sensors from D-Link, including the previously reviewed S150. Build quality was quite good, everything felt solid, and the W110 carries a sleeker look over the W215.

 

I do like that D-Link has fixed the setup routine, narrowing it down to a single app that is more user friendly. The performance of the smart plug is quite good, there is only a slight delay between flipping the switch on your smartphone to when the device actually powers on your device, and while the W110 doesn't support the higher level features like power or temperature monitoring, it does function quite well as a Wi-Fi plug.

 

With that said, pricing for the W110 is very puzzling. When we reviewed the W215, the plug that carries all the high level features, came in with a price tag of $49.99. Now the W110, while still being in the same family minus those bonus features is too priced at $49.99. I think D-Link should offer some sort of discounted price with the W110 not having the higher abilities.

 

 

PRICING: You can find the D-Link Systems DSP-W110 mydlink Wi-Fi Smart Plug for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing but can change at any time. Click the link to see the very latest pricing for the best deal.

 

United States: The D-Link Systems DSP-W110 mydlink Wi-Fi Smart Plug retails for $49.64 at Amazon.

 

Canada: The D-Link Systems DSP-W110 mydlink Wi-Fi Smart Plug retails for CDN$65.41 at Amazon Canada.

 

 

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Product Summary Breakdown

Performance90%
Quality including Design and Build90%
General Features80%
Bundle and Packaging90%
Value for Money50%
Overall TweakTown Rating80%

The Bottom Line: D-Link's W110 Wi-Fi Smart Plug is a great solution for those wanting to control devices remotely, however, unless you can find this plug cheaper than the W215, the W110 should be left sitting on the shelf!

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