11 Offbeat Alexa-compatible gadgets you will actually enjoy having at home
Alexa-compatible gadgets are there a many but over the years, things have only gone smarter. While speakers were primarily the most popular Alexa gadgets until now, these offbeat options will tell you how experimentative you can get with Alexa in your home.
Not less than two years back, we weren’t even sure how acceptable voice-controlled devices would be in our lives. It seemed weird to talk to a device and ask it to do things for you. Call it the future of tech or just another step forward toward a next-gen form of living, smart home voice-control systems have changed the way we control the devices around us. Whether it’s Siri, Google, or Alexa, it seems like our lives are not going to be any smarter without them in the living room. And with the recent announcement of open-source smart home standards, this revolution seems to have just begun. But this blog isn’t about where the future lies with voice-control systems. It’s primarily about Alexa-compatible gadgets and how far they’ve gone to make your lives easier.
We know there are tons of speakers that are Alexa-compatible, but did you know that Alexa isn’t just about speakers anymore? Well, these 11 gadgets below will clearly show you how far-out and weird smart home gadgets can get.
Delta Trinsic Voice-Activated Faucet
Yes, there’s a faucet you can control with Alexa. The Delta Trinsic Voice-Activated Faucet makes your time in the kitchen so much easier. It does this by responding to Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, providing you with instant access to water. And the coolest thing with this faucet is that you can use it to dispense the exact measurements. If you need four cups of water to cook rice, there’s no need to pull out the measuring cups. It might just seem weird initially but let’s face it, being able to chat with faucets is the best thing you can have in the kitchen. P.S. No one wants to waste water or touch faucets with messy hands.
Amazon Echo Frames Alexa-Enabled Eyeglasses
The Amazon Echo Frames Alexa-Enabled Eyeglasses are an all-day wearable device that will help you with pretty much every task. Because you have hands-free access to Alexa with these smart glasses, you can easily make calls, listen to songs, and add items to your grocery list. Who needs a phone when you can do it all with the glasses you wear. We know smart glasses have been in the scene for some time, but they haven’t really exploded when it comes to seamless functionality. But Amazon Echo Frames might just change that outlook altogether. With discreet directional microphones, this piece of Alexa eyewear directs the audio to you. In doing this, the Alexa glasses ensure people around you don’t hear all your phone calls or your motivational podcast.
Amazon Echo Loop Alexa-Enabled Ring
If glasses weren’t enough, you also have an Alexa-enabled ring. With the Amazon Echo Loop Alexa-Enabled Ring, there’s almost no excuse to forget anything anymore. Made of titanium, this smart ring gives you access to Alexa with just one click. At nearly 16 millimeters wide, it’s not a super thin ring, but it includes two microphones. Can you imagine two microphones on a ring? By pressing the button on the bottom of this wearable, you activate the microphone for phone calls, setting reminders, and more. And if you have a frequently contacted person, you can put them on speed dial.
Netgear Meural Canvas II Digital Frame
We have just seen moving picture frames in movies until now. But this Netgear Meural Canvas II Digital Frame seems to make all of that true. Coming in two sizes and four colors, this frame makes art more digital-friendly in a whole new way. At any point in time, you can easily curate your artwork based on style, season, time of day, or even your mood. The idea is to allow you to showcase your best shots without going through the hassle of printing and framing. And the fact that it’s Alexa-compatible makes the frame even more interesting to have at home.
SolarGaps Smart Solar Blinds
Clearly the wave of the future, SolarGaps Smart Solar Blinds help you save on energy costs. Plus, these smart blinds also help preserve the environment. Because they collect solar energy for your use, these solar blinds reduce the amount of conventional energy you use. Thus, they reduce carbon emissions into the environment. On top of that, you can control these energy-saving blinds with Alexa. What else could you ask for?
Kohler Numi 2.0 Intelligent Toilet
Change the way you answer Mother Nature’s call with the Kohler Numi 2.0 Intelligent Toilet. Combining comfort and entertainment, this clever toilet boasts impressive ambiance thanks to built-in surround sound speakers as well as mood lighting. Yes, you read that correctly: now you can set the mood when it’s time to go. Like something from the future, the Numi 2.0 even works with your voice. With a single command to Alexa, you can start your favorite playlist and set the lights so they’re just right.
U by Moen Smart Shower
Controlling your shower just got a whole lot easier with the U by Moen Smart Shower, now featuring Amazon Alexa compatibility. These showers allow you to control them with your voice. You can easily start, stop, and pause your shower with a simple command. Just ask Alexa, and you’re ready to go. Additionally, the customizable shower technology and mobile app make it a must-have for your everyday life. Use the connected app to set the perfect temperature and save your settings for future use.
Vobot Bunny Smart Sleep Trainer
Let your kids know when to wake up with the Vobot Bunny Smart Sleep Trainer. This device features customizable sleep sound and night light to help your kid wake up or go to bed. Complete with Amazon Alexa integration, Vobot Bunny tells stories, teaches, plays music, and more. Simply set it up via the app to enjoy Alexa’s features. Additionally, you can control the device remotely by using your phone.
AmazonBasics Alexa Voice-Controlled Microwave
Ask Alexa to start reheating your food with the AmazonBasics Alexa Voice-Controlled Microwave. This device makes it easier to make popcorn, defrost food, reheat leftovers, and more. Thanks to quick-cook voice presets and a simple keypad, you can simply ask Alexa to begin microwaving. The quick-cook presets mean you don’t have to guess heat levels or cook times. Likewise, you can simply press the Ask Alexa button and say your instructions.
Voice Originals When In Rome Alexa Travel Trivia Game
This Alexa-powered game uses real people from around the world to ask questions. As your pilot and game host, Alexa transports you to various cities around the world map game board. When In Rome provides more than 20 hours of interactive dialogue, allowing you to travel across the globe and hear from actual locals. Offering endless variety, the Alexa-powered board game comes with more than 600 questions.
Vestaboard Mechanical Split-Flap Display
Stylishly display information using Alexa with the Vestaboard Mechanical Split-Flap Display. The Vestaboard combines innovative internet technology with the classic design of a split-flap train board display. Using just your Alexa device, you can get updates, send it messages, show patterns and colors, and more. Likewise, you can use Vestaboard at home to display inspirational quotes and to-do lists or use it at work to keep customers and team members in sync.
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