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TP-Link Tapo P100 Wi-Fi socket

Consumer product test and review of the cheap TP-Link Tapo P100 Wi-Fi socket (smart plug)

TP-Link Tapo P100 Wi-Fi socket review
TP-Link Tapo P100 Wi-Fi socket - our consumer product review

Today, we will share our first-hand consumer feedback about the small and cheap Wi-Fi socket TP-Link Tapo P100. And even though we had the smart plug for just couple of days, we started using it almost instantly thanks to its easy installation. 

Like most of our product reviews, we start with the full product specifications:

TP-Link Tapo P100 - product specs

ProtocolIEEE 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2 (for initial setup only)
Wireless Type2.4 GHz
System RequirementsAndroid 4.4 or higher, iOS 9.0 or higher
Dimensions (H X W X D )2.0* 2.8* 1.6 in (51*72.0*40 mm)
ButtonsPower Button
Status LED
Power RequirementsAC 220-240 V~50/60 Hz 10 A
Work status
Maximum Load2990 W, 13 A
Package ContentsMini Smart Wi-Fi Socket Tapo P100
Quick Start Guide
CertificationsCE, RoHS
EnvironmentOperating Temperature: 0 ºC–35 ºC
Operating Humidity: 10%–90%RH, Non-condensing

Tapo P100 - Setup and installation

Since we had previously installed the Tapo app for using the Tapo C200 Wi-Fi camera the installation process was very quick and easy. 

In order to run the P100 you need to have Bluetooth enabled on your smartphone and download the Tapo app for your smartphone. Then follow just couple basic instructions and you are ready to go for less than 5-10 minutes.

TP-Link Tapo P100 interface - video

Tapo P100 Wi-Fi socket - main product features

Tapo P100 smart plug
  • Here are the most important product features as provided by the manufacturer TP-Link:
  • Remote control – Instantly turn connected devices on/off wherever you are through the Tapo app
  • Schedule – Preset a schedule to automatically manage devices
  • Timer - Create countdown timer lists for connected electronics
  • Voice control – Manage your smart plug with voice commands via Amazon Alexa or the Google Assistant
  • Away mode – Automatically turns devices on and off at different times to give the appearance that someone is home
  • Compact design - Mini-sized to avoid blocking adjacent sockets
  • Easy setup and use - No hub required, set up quickly and manage easily through the free app
European smart plug
Tapo P100 - European version smart plug

TP-Link Tapo P100 - product price

We still can't believe we bought the Tapo P100 Wi-Fi socket for under $20. That is a very good price compared to other models with similar specifications. Lets hope that will not affect its durability and the P100 will serve us for many years. 
On first look it looks well build and quality made, but will have to wait and see how it will be after using it for a longer period of time.

Tapo P100 - our feedback

As mentioned earlier, we have been using the P100 for couple of days and it is really quite easy to use. The electrical unit that we control is in a location far away from us and the only way of operation was remotely through a Wi-Fi socket. 

Tapo P100 WiFi socket

To be honest, we chose Tapo P100 for two reasons - first of all it was one of the cheapest that we found in the tech store and secondly we had some very positive feedback from the Tapo C200 camera and hoped for the same hassle-free experience.

Now after the device is up and running we have to admit we are very happy with our choice. The P100 was easy to setup since we had the app already installed and for now works like a charm. 

Please share your thoughts about the TP-Link Tapo P100 Wi-Fi socket, we will be happy to hear from you!

Meanwhile you can check the rest of the TP-Link products we've tested.