The global pandemic still has most of us stuck at home all day, getting bored out of our minds. But no need to be so glum; this is an excellent opportunity for you to refurbish your home and make it smarter, secure, and more comfortable. Amazon is helping you do just that.
Every year, Amazon adds to the list of new devices that can essentially let you control the entire house with nothing but just your voice. AI-powered technology is improving daily, and Alexa, Siri, and Google assistant are becoming more competent and more efficient with every update.
Nevertheless, no other software comes anywhere near Alexa as far as intelligent home-integration devices are concerned. Google Home is up-and-coming, though. Amazon is constantly introducing more Alexa-feature devices, including speakers, smart screens, watches, thermostats, doorbells, etc.
Here’s A List Of Some Alexa Devices That Would Be Great Additions To Your House
The 4th gen Amazon Echo is one of the best speakers available in the market. This intelligent speaker first came out in 2014, and the sound quality has gotten only so much better. You can connect two Amazon Echo to set up a stereo pairing. You can also connect this spherical device to your Fire TV to enhance sound quality.
You can purchase the smaller Amazon Echo Dot if you don’t care all that much about the slightly lower sound design. Still, if sound quality is an absolutely non-negotiable matter, you should opt for the Amazon Echo Studio.
The Amazon Echobuds is revolutionary. They sound outstanding. They have both noise cancellation mode and passthrough mode so that you can adjust whether you want outside not to disturb you or if you’re going to listen or communicate for a moment without having to remove the earbuds and put them back in.
They are the only earbuds that work with Alexa, but you can also call upon Google Assistant and Siri through them. A new update on the device has added running and workout tracking too.
Amazon Echo Show 8 is the most recent release from Amazon, and we have to say it’s already our favorite. You can manage the other devices with the help of this one. You can see live feeds from your security cameras and peephole on this screen and command Alexa to “answer the door, ” all directly from your nightstand table.
It can also tell you news, weather, jokes, and play music, etc. You can also watch tv on this screen. The speaker isn’t as good as Amazon Echo, though. It’s great for video chatting too.
The Ring stick-up cam is a great option to take care of your security needs. The Ring can work well as an Alexa feature.
It can be installed inside and outside the house and comes in both wired and wireless battery-run versions. The camera also has night vision, and you can access the live cam feed from your Echo Show 8. You can choose between the two color variants – white and black.
Ring, which is a part of Amazon now, also offers smart doorbells for your house. The Ring Wifi Video Doorbell 3+ would be an excellent choice. It has proficient motion detection sensors and starts recording any activity. It lets you talk to people at your door even when you’re not at home through the Echo Show.
Philips Hue LED bulbs are among the most affordable and accessible Alexa-powered gadgets to introduce into your home. These lighting fixtures work with Bluetooth and connect through it to Alexa on your phone.
You can give out voice commands to switch on/off the lights and reduce/increase light intensity. We recommend buying these for all your rooms. There are no extra complications in installation either; just screw them in like regular bulbs.
One of the best tablets you can get right now is the Amazon Fire 8 tablet. It has all the features you will need, and more. It comes complete with an HD screen, front and rear cameras, many variable storage options, and of course, your favorite virtual AI assistant Alexa.
This tablet is a good option that sits at the intersections of affordability, quality product with incredible specs, sturdiness, and good parental control features. It comes with a mammoth battery that lasts up to 12 hours on a single charge. The storage is expandable up to a Terabyte.
The Ecobee smart thermostat is a great choice here. It comes with an in-built Alexa system, a touch screen, and the ability to schedule average temperature to the time of day. You don’t need to buy a separate Echo device for the Ecobee to work.
The temperature sensors and voice recognition systems are efficient and wide-ranged. Besides Alexa, you can give out voice commands to Siri and Google assistant as well. It can help reduce your temperature conditioning bills, the company alleges. The only drawback is that it’s a little pricey. If that’s not a problem for you, go for it.
A great option to go with would be the SimpliSafe home security system. You can quickly assemble it at home on your own. It comes with many accessories, and you can choose which ones and how many you want.
It works with Alexa, so again, you can just give out voice commands and check security status. You will need a subscription to the SimpliSafe app.
This smart plug is probably the most useful Alexa-feature device you can get. Put the smart plug into a socket and connect your appliances through it. It turns your regular gadgets into smart ones. You can then just tell Alexa to switch on/off the lamps, fans, heater, and other appliances.
Amazon’s Alexa devices can make your house innovative and upscale. Once you invest in these gadgets, you won’t have to worry about security, high electricity or heat bills, or accidents. Amazon has assured us that it doesn’t listen in to your chats and will strive to do better on all security counts, including privacy matters.