8 Clever Alexa gadgets to make your life easier
When it comes to wanting to set up a smart home, of course, you want the best. With over 7,000 compatible products (and growing) as well as over 80,000 skills (and growing), Amazon Alexa is a top choice for many. But with so many to choose from, where do you get started?
Opting for an Amazon Echo speaker is an obvious first choice when exploring the smart home assistant. But once you download the app, you’ll see just how many Alexa gadgets and skills there are to expand your lineup of smart home devices.
From the incredibly useful to the simply entertaining, the functionality of Alexa is changing the way we commute, work, and even live in our own homes. The list of compatible Alexa devices is always growing and at a faster rate than other smart assistants. Plus, Amazon is always adding to the Alexa skillset.
So, where do you begin? Of course, it all depends on what type of assistance you’ll benefit from the most. Whether you’re a home security stickler or simply love having the smart home devices, there are Alexa gadgets for you.
ECOVACS DEEBOT OZMO 950 Robot Vacuum Mop
Probably the most helpful smart home gadget is one that does a chore for you. A popular first choice for many is a robot vacuum. But the OZMO 950 doesn’t just suck up the dirt, dust, and debris off your floors with three different speed modes. It also incorporates a mop function so it scrubs your floors until they’re sparkling. And, as an all-in-one design, it takes just a simple request to Alexa to get your home as clean as possible. And if using your voice is just too much, you can also create a schedule for this robot to clean all on its own.
Amazon Echo Show 5 Alexa Enabled Smart Screen
Many people interested in a smart home go for an Amazon Echo device because you need a smart hub to keep all your devices accessible. But the Echo Show 5 goes above and beyond the call of duty. This Alexa-enabled smart screen has a display where you can watch videos, surf the web, and play music. More than that, Echo Show 5 is a brilliant smart alarm. It has a special alarm function called “Alexa sunshine” which gradually brightens, allowing you to wake up naturally. As a result, you’ll always start your day off right. And, being an Echo device, you get all the functionality and knowledge of Alexa.
Wyze Sense Home Sensor System
If you’re wanting to transform your home into a smart home, you’re going to need to set a budget because it can soon get out of hand. Lucky for you, the Wyze Sense home sensor system is exceptionally affordable yet it doesn’t compromise functionality. The system includes two contact sensors, one motion detector, and the Wyze Bridge. You can set the contact sensors on windows and doors to be alerted if any are opened. The motion detector offers a 26-foot range, instantly sending a notification to your device when it senses movement. With a 120-degree range, it can capture the entire room. Thanks to Alexa integration, it’s easy to set the entire system with a single request.
HP Tango X Smart Home Printer
A home printer may seem like the last area that needs smartening up, but the HP Tango X proves just how helpful it can be. This smart home printer works with Alexa for fast and easy voice commands. You can verbally request it to print whenever you need. Likewise, the device also scans and copies, doing everything your home office could require. And because of this integration, you can access the printer remotely. Pairing with this incredible functionality is a truly stunning exterior. The outside features a linen cover that folds up to cover the printer when it’s not in use so it can blend in easily with your home decor.
Kohler Konnect Sensate Smart Kitchen Sink Faucet
If you’re going for smart and convenient, why not go all out? The Kohler Konnect Sensate is a faucet with a whole lot of intelligence. Armed with Alexa, you can simply request the faucet dispense a certain amount of water and it will. It completes the job with incredible accuracy, giving you peace of mind for recipes, filling the dog bowl, and more. Along with hands-free access, you can also use Alexa to convert measurements. This is ideal for when you’re using a delicious international recipe as it’ll ensure you get the exact amount of water you need.
Onelink Safe & Sound Smart Smoke Alarm
There’s nothing worse than a smoke alarm going off while you’re cooking. As you desperately try to remove the burning food from the burner, your partner is waving a dish towel around the smoke alarm with fury. The Onelink Safe & Sound changes all that. It’s a smoke and carbon monoxide detector that lets you silence the device when you need it. Of course, a smoke alarm is designed to alert you to an emergency, and this one can even help you pinpoint it. In addition to this, you can also use it as a speaker to play music, audiobooks, and podcasts.
RemoBell S Fast-Responding Smart Video Doorbell
The great thing about doors is that they give us privacy. But with privacy means you can’t see through to the other side. RemoBell S makes this possible and it does it quickly. As soon as someone rings the bell, you get an instant alert to your device. Using the app, you get a live 1080p HD view of what’s outside your home. Plus, with Alexa integration, you can access it all hands-free. It will give you total peace of mind and convenience for monitoring your home.
Philips Hue Beyond Dimmable Smart Table Lamp
No smart home is complete without a smart light of some sort. The Philips Hue Beyond Smart Table Lamp combines exceptional functionality with beautiful design. Fitting in anywhere in your home, this light responds with precision to your voice. You can ask Alexa to not only turn the light on and off, but you can dim the light to perfectly match the mood. Likewise, you can choose a color from a selection of 16 million options. As if you weren’t spoiled for choice already, there are even 50 shades of white you can choose from.
Amazon Alexa is clearly a fantastic choice for creating a smart home. While Google Assistant also has great devices in its lineup, nothing can compare to the impressive range of Alexa gadgets. Which one is your favorite from our list? Do you have any top choices to add?
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