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.
Randy Smith (verified owner) –
Great, quality product! Ordered 6 and had all of them configured and deployed in under 30 minutes. Super speedy delivery by Kenny himself (I wouldn’t expect this unless you live near Kenny!).
David Radcliffe (verified owner) –
Quick shipping. Device manufacturing seems to be high quality. Super easy setup (typical Tasmota) but without any soldering or flashing required so it saves me a ton of time and effort. Seems to be working well on all fronts so far. Really happy I found this product! This will probably be my go-to option for smart plugs.
dlo9 (verified owner) –
This was my first delve into smart home equipment, and once Home Assistant and MQTT was setup, hooking this up was trivial. Works perfectly and Tasmota provides easy configuration. It’s awesome to see power consumption and a remote switch in one device that I don’t have to flash! Definitely expect to get more of these as soon as I can find an excuse to.
Matthew Robson (verified owner) –
Fantastic product – quick and easy to deploy, even if you have never used Tasmota devices before. Currently have 12 deployed for my Home Assistant energy monitoring project, and looking forward to replacing my remaining cloud based plugs.
Jonathan K (verified owner) –
Excellent product. Worked perfectly the first time. I was able to OTA update to latest Tasmota. Initial setup was seamless, as I was able to get my first batch of 6 up and running in just a couple minutes. Just ordered a few more!
Kevin M –
Excellent delivery time, plugged it in, configured tasmota, linked it to Home Assistant and everything was all set
Jim (verified owner) –
Got these all configured with Tasmota and they kept dropping off my wifi. After many hours of trying to figure out what the deal was, I rebooted my router (Asus RT-AC86U) and they have been rock solid for months.
Five stars as the issue was clearly on my end. Just posting this to possible help others.
Chris (verified owner) –
Amazing little outlets. Work perfectly with my MQTT broker and HomeAssistant – these are the foundation of my home automation.
Ted H (verified owner) –
I needed this to hook into a heater to make sure it was drawing power to heat an area that risks freezing. A failure could be costly!
A few simple curl commands later and I had a cron job setup to monitor and notify me if the power draw was ever at zero.
Justin (verified owner) –
Great price, great quality, fast shipping. I’ll never buy another brand smart plug. Down with the cloud.
Dan (verified owner) –
Worked immediately right out of the box. WAY simpler than trying to flash some random AliExpress smart plug yourself.
David Bridges (verified owner) –
Purchased two, one of them was DOA and can’t even be switched on manually using the switch on the device. No mention of a factory reset option in the instructions. Haven’t experienced these issues with other smart plugs (Shelly etc.)
LTE (verified owner) –
This works great. I’m using it monitor daily power consumption of a dehumidifier that isn’t easily accessible. Using a separate wireless temperature/humidity monitor for observation, I also use the CloudFree smart plug to turn the dehumidifier on or off sometimes (in addition to relying on dehumidifier’s automatic humidity control. This is a cool climate, so sometimes the unit has trouble getting the humidity down to my set point. Best to give it a break then, and not waste power.
The dehumidifier runs at typically 2.4 amps (116v), or less than 300 watts; will within the 15 amp capacity of the plug.
Brian Roelofs (verified owner) –
I don’t have a philosophical hard-stop when it comes to the cloud, however two recent extended AWS outages convinced me to start figuring out how to do more with Node-RED than I already had. If you’re this deep into this website you probably know the next thing I’ll say: Start now. These are basically perfect devices for their use case.
One thing I don’t see mentioned enough about local control is just how instantaneous it is compared to the cloud. *When* everything is working correctly, your commands still need to work their way out of your network, get processed by whatever service you’re using, and then back again. This can occasionally take a second or two, during which time there’s always that “is everything working?” feeling. In contrast, once bounce on your LAN takes an imperceptible amount of time. My finger is barely off the (virtual) button when I invoke my smart-plug workflows and I hear the satisfying click of actuation.
I don’t know the person/people running the CloudFree store, but if you’re reading this, thank you for doing what you do.
Cd (verified owner) –
Got mine, set up and plugged 3d printer in. Was not amused when it decided to kill power on its own.
Chris DeLuca –
Fantastic little smart plug. I use it to measure power usage on many devices in my home. Using Home assistant you can even measure power produced from solar with a 120v grid tie inverter as the shut will measure power in both directions.