Get the convenience of a smart home device without the privacy implications of reliance on “the cloud”
The smart home industry is a mess. We are doing things differently.
- No Accounts
- No Cloud
- Works with Home Assistant via MQTT
- Total Control
These plugs are factory-flashed with the Tasmota firmware and are designed to function without relying on a free cloud service that could be put behind a paywall at any time.
CloudFree supports Tasmota by donating a portion of its profits to the open source developers that helped make this product possible.
Michael (verified owner) –
Absolutely in love with these smart plugs. I’ve bought Wemo in the past, and thank god I hooked them up to Home Assistant when I could, because their app no longer works for me.
These plugs are a quarter of the price, and work phenomenally. Took me about 5 minutes to get them setup with Home Assistant, and now I’m not tied into any cloud provider at all!
James P (verified owner) –
Bummer I happened to buy four of these in between sales, but if paying a little more now means these will be available down the road when I need more, I’m all in.
For the plug themselves, I just recently had need of a new kind of smart swtich after a few of my kankun-based ones died and replacements became expensive. I started migrating some random switches I already had to tasmota+openhab via the OTA tuya-convert (for my kankun I just used scripts to toggle them), but when it came to buy more, I wanted to make sure I could put tasmota on them. Finding these via tasmota’s site meant a no brainer. These are affordable (even full price), came a day early and had a hand-signed thank you in the package. I was up and running in 5 minutes–just connect to the tasmota_XXXXXX AP, connect to built-in webserver and put in your WiFi deets, and profit! I will be back as soon as I need more!!
Ben (verified owner) –
Absolutely fantastic. I tried buying multiple different no-name smart plugs on Amazon only to find out that their built-in firmware had been updated and they could no longer be OTA flashed with Tuya-convert. These plugs were a breeze to set up since Tasmota comes pre-installed and they work exactly as expected. For reference, I’m running an OpenHAB server on a Raspberry Pi. I wouldn’t hesitate to buy more when I use up the Cloudfree smart plugs I ordered!
My only request for future products would be to change the form factor so they don’t block neighboring outlets but this is a small price to pay compared to the ease of setup.
Anthony Morrelle –
Kicks Wemo’s butt. The instructions are clear and they work flawlessy with my homeassistant setup. Bravo!
I can’t wait for other cloudfree items!
Jeremy Cook 🤖 (@JeremySCook) –
Fantastic. No fooling around with connections or Tuya convert (which may or may not work)–Tasmota loaded by default.
Looks nice mechanically as well.
Andamo (verified owner) –
I am very new to home automation using Home Assistant. It took me a little bit to figure out how Tasmota works but after that it was a breeze. I love this plug functionality wise. I have my bed lamp hooked up to it.
I just wish that manufactures could design them with outlets in mind. I know they have to cram some stuff in a small area, but I lose an outlet unless it is just a thin dual pronged cord next to the CloudFree plug. This is by no means the only plug that does this either.
I am so looking forward to when they are back in stock. I have several more projects that can use these cost effective little guys!
Thanks so much for CloudFree!
Scott Hess (verified owner) –
I was hip deep in having re-flashed a Sonoff Basic with Tasmoto and designing a 3d-printed enclosure to let me safely build a smart extension cord, when I thought … what if the final product is just available? I mean, I was having fun hacking, but I also had a job I wanted done, right? A few minutes later and I had a couple of these smart plus on the way, and I’m quite satisfied with the results. It’s exactly what I wanted as the end result of my hacking around, except it doesn’t look like some dude built it using a 3d printer and some electrical tape :-).