Best Amazon Echo & Alexa enabled Devices & Accessories for your smart home

What is Amazon Echo?

Amazon Echo
Amazon Echo

Ever imagined a Bluetooth or WiFi speaker with a personal assistant inside? The Amazon Echo is all of this and so much more you have ever wished for. You can jam your favorite music, check the weather, switch off the lights or dim them, add items to shopping list and the best part is, order things directly from Amazon. Just via this 9-inch speaker. What’s more? You can do all of this by using Amazon’s own personal assistant which is built into the speaker.

We know you are craving to know more; read on….. 

By now you must be wondering what’s so special about the Amazon Echo? Why not just use Siri if you need a personal assistant for your home? Almost two years ago, a team of engineers in the US started developing Alexa. Initially, conversations with Alexa were not sequential. She would listen to your commands, shuffle music, asking about everyday topics, control smart home devices; all of this done in different conversations. She could not connect between different conversations and find relevance between them.

Now, besides connecting your previous conversation with the current one, Alexa can even interact with third-party apps and answer all the questions that can help you doing your shopping; a feature that gives it an edge over Siri. Moreover, you can even have conversations about sports, ask for reading audiobooks and play your favorite podcasts. Recently, Amazon teamed up with Yelp to teach about local businesses. Now you can ask Alexa where to go for Italian food or when a particular grocery store closes. Also, it can play music services other than Amazon Prime such as Spotify or Pandora in the U.S.

We have seen Amazon Echo progressing from a novelty to an intelligent device. Most of us have used products such as iPads and Xboxes for years. But for the first time, we have seen an innovative and evolving product that acts as our guiding hand. Amazon’s team of engineers has spent a year with it in their homes, and it is quite evident that this is something that you don’t want to miss.

Go through the full review to know each and everything from design to commands about the Amazon Echo.

Design

 amazon echo design and features
amazon echo design and features

The Amazon Echo comes with the matte black exterior. It has a cylindrical shape with dimensions 9.25 inches high and 3.27 inches around. One of the noticeable difference between Amazon Echo and other portable speakers is that the Echo is not a mobile appliance. You are required to plug it to the power supply, since it doesn’t have a battery feature and it needs to be connected to WiFi all day.

However, it allows you to send your voice to Amazon servers without the need for an internet connection. On the top, you will find two buttons, mute and listen. Whereas, the top ring rotates to either raise or lower volume. If you are concerned about the standard controls including play, pause, forward or reverse, the Echo offers a traditional remote which is similar to the one that comes with the Amazon Fire TV.

Though controlling it from your phone through Amazon Echo App is also an option. That being said personally, we think the design of the Echo app needs to be little more updated. Though, you may find some sections very useful such as controlling radio stations through the app. Lastly, the bottom of the Echo is a 360-degree speaker grid that gives it an amazing room filling sound along with an appealing white Amazon logo.

Technical Specifications

Size 9.3 x 3.3 x 3.3 inch (235 mm x 84 mm x 84 mm)
Weight 37.5 oz.
Brand Amazon
Product Line Amazon
Model Echo
Connectivity Dual-antenna Wi-Fi for streaming, No compatibility with ad-hoc Wi-Fi networks.
Bluetooth Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) for audio streaming via your smartphone to Echo and Audio/Video, Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) for voice controlling of connected smartphone devices. No hands-free voice control for Mac OS X devices.
Audio Woofer 2.5 inch & 2-inch tweeter
System Requirement Echo comes ready to be connected to your home WiFi. Its Alexa App is compatible with Android, Fire OS, and iOS devices. Lastly, it is accessible using your web browser.
Features 2.0-inch tweeter, 2.5-inch woofer, support iHeart Radio, 7 microphones, support Amazon Music, Pandora, Prime Music, and TuneIn
Warranty Basic 1-year warranty along with free service. Up to 3 years, optional extended warranty available for U.S. users.
What’s in the box? Amazon Echo, user manual & power adapter/cable.

 

How to Setup Amazon Echo

Setup Amazon Echo
Setup Amazon Echo

Setting up the Echo might not be as easy as ABC, but believe me, it’s somewhere in that zone. You just need to stick to Amazon’s documentation: Plug in the Echo, download the Echo app, and follow the app’s instructions from there. Like every other WiFi gadget, Echo scans and asks which network you want to connect to; and after you select your router and get connected, you’re good to go. The best part is, there’s no voice training: anyone can speak to Alexa.

Sounds cool? Right?

Alexa is becoming a prominent choice of audio assistant. You can purchase this technology at $179.99 whereas the smaller Echo Dot comes at a thrifty price of $49.99 at Amazon.

We’ve written a step by step guide of how to set up your Amazon Echo for the perfect use.  Follow the instructions to connect your device within a few minutes.

1. Download Amazon Alexa Application

The Amazon Echo app is available free for Android, Fire OS and iOS on Amazon’s tablets. In fact, the latest Fire tablets already have it built-in their system. It is not compatible with the 1st or 2nd generation of Kindle Fire. If you don’t prefer smartphones, you have an option of the Web app as well to handle the setup, and many people find it much easier to use.

2. Choose a Device to Set Up

Pop in your Amazon username and password, this is used this for various things, like keeping a history of tasks you have been asking Alexa to do. As well as the orders by voice and to stay updated on those orders. However, you don’t need Amazon Prime for this purpose. Simply sign in on the app and go to settings. The settings will show you a tab to “Setup a new device” or alternatively you may click on the link. Within seconds, you will be shown three Amazon-provided Alexa options including Echo, Tap, or Echo Dot. Select your device. Also, you might need to pick up a language. The current options are English for the US, UK or German.

3. Echo’s Setup Mode

For the brand-new installation, the light band on the Echo will appear in an orange color as soon as you plug in. If the orange sign is not appearing then just press and hold the action button for approximately five seconds, and you’ll find the single dot in the middle. On the tap, there is no orange indication hence you need to hold the WiFi/Bluetooth button at the back of Echo. After some time, Alexa will tell you that she is now in a setup mode.

4. Connecting your PC or Smartphone

Now connect the app to the WiFi network, to the same as of Echo. It will show up as something “Amazon-2Q3, ” whereas the last three digits will not be the same. Once connected, Alexa will respond “You’ve connected to Echo. Go ahead and finish the setup in the Alexa app.”

5. Home Wi-Fi Set Up

In the app, you will see all the Wi-Fi networks available around you so pick up your home Wi-Fi. Then you are required to enter the Wi-Fi password when it asks for it. As soon as all the information is sent to the device, Alexa will say “Your Echo is ready,” & the orange light buzzes off. Keep in mind, if you have set up an Amazon device at home, you might have saved the Wi-Fi password. 

6. Say ‘Alexa.’

The Echo is programmed to respond to a watchword which, by default, is the name “Alexa”. Anytime you call out for your personal assistance “Alexa”, you’ll see the light ring on top of the Echo pop blue and then adjust itself to the perfect point towards the sound’s source.

At the final brink of the setup, the Alexa app shows you a video to give you an idea of some of the basics of using the Amazon Echo. It will tell you how to access the app, change the wake word, connect to music services such as Pandora, sync Google calendar, connect to mobile devices through Bluetooth for audio playback, setup news headlines from your favorite sources, play audiobooks, configure Alexa to control your smart home devices and a lot more.

Amazon is always adding new options to Alexa so don’t forget the newsletter that comes along with Echo. It will show you a lot of choices every time. Also, make sure to check the skills and other tricks that Alexa has for you to get the best out of it. Amazon Echo is not just a device; it will be more like your lifetime friend.

What is Alexa?

Alexa, Amazon’s virtual personal assistant, has been around for about two years, and it was named after a famous ancient Library, Alexandria. The system allows you to speak your wishes and fulfills them e.g. playing music tracks, turning lights on and off, etc. It lives inside the company’s Echo smart speaker, among other devices, and offers users the ability to dictate commands to the assistant to control products throughout their homes, listen to music, and more. It can turn the Echo, Dot, and Tap from streaming audio players into Internet assistants. This is what that turned Echo into the biggest tech product of 2016 which is great news for those who are interested in smart home control.

Amazon echo Alexa
Amazon echo Alexa

The Alexa can respond to voice commands from anywhere. It does not require any activation button to press. Once you say the trigger word and it will be done in a short while as long as you have correctly setup everything and using the right command. As you get used to it, you will feel more natural and responsive as compare to speaking to a phone-based voice assistant such as Apple’s Siri. Eventually, you are more likely to find yourself using your phone less frequently at home than before. Though there are a lot of privacy issues regarding Alexa’s listening and it cannot do everything. There is already enough to make it a compelling product especially if you are plunging into the smart home lifestyle.

 

How does Alexa work?

Designed by Amazon’s secretive Lab126, Alexa features a natural language processing system that has emerged as one of the easiest ways to interact among the omnipresent voice assistants available. A virtual personal assistant designed to compete with the likes of Apple’s Siri, Google Now, and others. If you are asking something or delivering a command, you don’t need to ask for it twice. Alexa listens through seven very sensitive microphones that are built into both Echo and Dot. In February 2017, an update required Tap owners to turn this feature on in the settings menu as well. Alexa always listens and respond in a jiffy.

How does Alexa work
How does Alexa work

Echo and Dot stream your voice to the cloud when you give it a command to do something. Also, your request appears in the app, and you can even delete them if you don’t want to keep any record. Though the default word is “Alexa,” you can change it into “Echo,” “Amazon,” or “Computer.” Once you ask for something, the microphones take your words and beam it up to the Amazon’s cloud computers for instant analysis.

If you put a question that it can answer such as “Alexa, how’s the weather today?”. The answer will come from the speaker in a female and slightly machine-like voice. If you want Alexa to play some music, Alexa will search through Amazon music or Amazon Music Prime. It will search for the artist and genre that you have requested. If you want to play music from Amazon Prime Music, you need to have Amazon Prime account for that. Moreover, it can play TuneIn Internet radio stations and music from Pandora, iHeartRadio, and Spotify as well. If you have requested for a joke, then get ready to laugh out louda. If you are giving commands to dim the lights or adjust the temperature of the thermostat, it will perform accordingly. Make sure to ask correctly and integrate properly.

Amazon Echo Performance

The Alexa features variable quality of skills with an excellent smart home section. It has an intuitive speaker with a fantastic voice. However, the quality of sound can be better. Once it starts running, you may leave the app if you want and start using your voice. It will be the use of default settings on the Amazon Echo and none of any other skills. You can ask Alexa for adding any additional skills such as setting an alarm, getting weather updates and news reports. The best facet you will find in Alexa and Echo is that you don’t need to be exact in phrasing while asking for various things.

The best facet you will find in Alexa and Echo is that you don’t need to be exact in phrasing while asking for various things. For example, if you want to know about the weather, you can be casual about it like “Alexa, what’s going on in the weather news today?” instead of saying “Alexa, play the flash briefings about the weather.”. In both cases, you will get the official news updates. Likewise, while listening to radio stations, you can just say, “Alexa, play 98 FM Music”. You will get the same response from a more formal approach: “Alexa, play the programmer 98 FM music” and so on. Some of the other programmed responses are jokes which will come in plenty but we are not sure you’ll like all of them.

Furthermore, you will find a mixture of gimmicks and actually useful commands at the same time; letting you have some fun alongside the regular things that you want Echo to do. And does not forget that it’s a smart device, so naturally, after few days of use, it will sound more spontaneous. For instance, say, “Alexa, Good morning.” It will always respond you differently and at times, in quite amusing ways.

Moving on, you can help Alexa and eventually Amazon Echo to learn more about you and become even smarter. In the Alexa app, you will find sections for Music and Media, Sports update, Traffic, Calendar, etc. You can add information and use it through Alexa. This isn’t hard at all and you definitely don’t need to have any “extra” skills to do this. In our testing, we linked up to Google Calendar which took just seconds and was able to ask Alexa about the events of the day. Linking up the music was a bit harder, though.

Currently, Alexa can recognize Amazon Music, Spotify, and TuneIn. However, it still does not understand Google Play Music or Tudal. It is expected that these services will be included in near future. During our exploration of the Echo we tried linking our Spotify account to it, but it did not link up with the Android version of the app. As we put our password, it hanged on the authorization page and did nothing. It turned out that some users were facing a similar problem. We countered this issue by using the iOS app whereas many people on the internet pointed out that linking the account through the web app works flawlessly.

As told earlier, the Amazon Echo isn’t battery backed, so the sad part is despite being small, it isn’t exactly portable. You can just plug in and plug out the power adapter out of the wall socket anywhere but that’s one thing Amazon has made clear about the Echo, it’s stationary.

Amazon Echo Vs Amazon Tap Vs Echo Dot

Specifications Amazon Echo Amazon Tap Echo Dot
Release date 2015 in the US, 2016 in UK. 31 March 2016 for US September 2016
Availability US, UK US US, UK
Price $179 / £149 $129.99 $49 / £49
Dimensions 235 mm x 83.5 mm x 83.5 mm 59 mm x 66 mm x 66 mm 38 mm x 84 mm x 84 mm
Weight 1045 grams 470 grams 250 grams
Connectivity Bluetooth and dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Bluetooth and dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi
Power Plugs into a wall outlet Relies on a charging cradle (9 hours of playback) Plugs into a wall outlet
Audio 360-degree sound, 2.5-inch woofer, and 2.0-inch tweeter 360-degree sound, dual 1.5-inch drivers and dual passive radiators Voice-feedback and must be connected to external speakers
Alexa Yes (always on and voice activated) Yes (not always activated, you need to press the mic button to access Alexa) Yes (always on and voice activated)

 Amazon Echo

The Echo is a speaker along with the home automation controller. It streams music, play audio, control various smart home devices, fulfills search queries, etc. You may ask it to tell you a political joke or order something from Amazon. It is voice activated so once you give a command with Alexa, a blue ring at the top of the speaker will illumine, and the speaker will satisfy your request. Like Dot, the Echo can easily pick up your voice across the room.

Though unlike Dot, you don’t require to connect it to an outside speaker. The Echo comes with 2.5-inch woofer and 2-inch tweeter to deliver its sound. All you need to do is plug it into a power outlet and connect to Wi-Fi when you are ready to do. Amazon Echo is the best choice for those who want both, a centralized smart home controller and a speaker in a single unit. Although it is the most expensive among all three Alexa equipped products, however, it does not require any additional purchases. You can place it anywhere in your home and start using it right away; it will become a significant part of your daily routine in a very short while.

Amazon Tap

Amazon Tap
Amazon Tap

Amazon Tap has almost all of the same features that the Echo offers, with the cheery on the to the top – an additional benefit of portability. The battery pack pushes up to nine hours of playback while the Tap is rechargeable it comes with a wireless charging cradle, making it handy. Since it is battery supported, it isn’t always awaiting your command — as the name explains it all — you’ll need to tap Alexa in order to activate it.

Amazon Tap is an Alexa enabled and portable Bluetooth speaker. Though the Echo Dot may work across rooms, the Tap is known for its ability to work almost everywhere. Like the Dot, even Tap can deliver news, order food, provide weather reports and more while it is being connected to Wi-Fi. It can stream and play music from various services including Prime Music, Spotify, and iHeart Radio via Wi-F. Also, it can play music from your phones or tab via Bluetooth. The Tap is not hands-free. You need to press a microphone button on the front of the speaker to speak to Alexa.

Tap features dual stereo speakers for omnidirectional audio, which frankly are quite powerful for their size. The Tap is a perfect choice for those who are looking for voice activated functionality outside their homes. It is the most mobile of the Alexa enabled speakers and has great hours of battery life. You may also purchase slings for the device at $19.99 on Amazon to make it easy to transport. However, you will need Wi-Fi access to use its many features.

Amazon Echo Dot

Amazon Echo dot
Amazon Echo dot

The Amazon Echo Dot offers many of the Amazon Echo’s desirable features in a very affordable package. It features a small built-in speaker, offering you an amazing audio quality by pairing it with another speaker, but when it doesn’t, the Dot works as a voice controlled computer. You may use it to stream music, web searches, regulate calendars and apps such as Uber, order food and control smart home appliances like thermostats, lights and much more.

The Dot is Echo’s “Mini-Me.” It has a smaller speaker and, in size, is more akin to a hockey puck. It does everything the Echo does, but also has a 3.5mm output jack and Bluetooth connectivity, allowing you to connect it to your current sound system. Undoubtedly, it’s as though someone just transformed the Echo and then scrunched up the full-size speaker and jammed it up into a small puck, and boom; the Dot!

The Dot efficiently responds to spoken commands. It comes with seven far-field microphones so it can easily pick up your voice across any room. It can also hear your requests while playing music without being connected to the speaker. The device is an excellent choice for those who want voice enabled and hands-free functionality. You can also find the Dot with Bose Sound Link Mini II for $200 on Amazon.

 amazon echo setup
amazon echo setup

How do I to choose?

If you want a portable Bluetooth speaker that can also act as a personal assistant, and you don’t mind getting up to tap it when you want to control your smart home devices, then the Tap is the perfect one.

If you want the all in one; some great speaker, home controls, including a personal assistant, everything controlled by your voice command — then Echo is the jumbo.

If you want all the exact same specifications, but smaller in size, because you already own a fantastic home-audio setup, then go for purchasing the Dot. It’s definitely the perfect one at last *wink*.

Amazon Echo vs. Google Home

Amazon Echo vs. Google Home
Amazon Echo vs Google Home

The Amazon Echo and the Google Home both have built-in microphones that can listen from a reasonable distance. For giving commands to Echo, you can use the term Alexa, Echo, Amazon or Computer. Whereas the Home looks for “Hey Google.” Both perform an excellent job even across a large room with background noise. As far as the speakers are concerned, both systems function well enough for listening to music. Additionally, both systems offer ways to connect to your existing sound system. The Amazon Echo Dot easily plugs into your existing speakers. Likewise, with the Home, you can regulate any Google Cast-enabled speaker or any speaker that is connected to a Chromecast Audio streamer.

The Home also allows you to control your TV if you have a Chromecast video streamer. For this purpose, give a command, and you will be able to watch your favorite show on Netflix or YouTube. However, you must cast a video by name. Also, you can’t use it to browse videos. The Netflix integration is way too convenient, you simply need to say “Hey Google, play Parks on the living room,  TV, ” and it will immediately start playing.

Similarly, with music, you can pause, rewind and forward streaming video with your voice. Besides this, if your TV supports Consumer Electronics Control, you can expediently turn on your TV with Google Home and ask it to play something. With Sony and Vizio TVs, you don’t require a separate streamer, as they have built in Chromecast. You can’t fully control any TV with Google Home for e.g. you can’t turn off your TV with a voice command.

On the other hand, Amazon Echo also has TV integration if you have a Fire TV. For this, you need to press a button on a particular Fire TV remote. If you have Logitech Harmony setup, the Echo can even go better compared to Home. However, a Chromecast streamer cost approximately $35 and a Logitech setup can cost hundreds of dollars.

With the Home, you can group several speakers and play one song at the same time in multiple rooms. On top of all of this, both Amazon Echo and Google Home can play games, tell jokes and respond amusingly. Alexa takes the lead here, though as it has more “fun factor” than Google Assistant. Amazon recently added a new gaming category for the Alexa Skills Kit where it lets you “choose your adventure style”. Alexa also lets you play a Batman themed voice controlled mystery game called the Wayne Investigation and also plays the Jeopardy game way better than Google Home. Compared to Amazon Echo, Google Home learns more about you through various Google services such as Google Calendar, Google Maps, etc.

In addition to telling you about the appointments marked on the calendar, it also informs about the traffic situation on your way to work. It uses Google Assistant to respond to voice commands. However, it cannot change anything on your calendar, does not integrate with Gmail or Google Docs, cannot set reminders and does not send any directions to your phone. On the other hand, Amazon’s Alexa lets you set reminders, make to-do lists, etc. It has even 3rd party support and more than 3000 skills. As Amazon Echo has had a two-year head start from Google Home, it is compatible with SmartThings, Nest, Philips Hue, and IFTTT.

The Home responds more flexibly to commands than the Echo. With Echo, you can create named groups for all your devices. With the Home, you can even give them nicknames and group them into rooms. If you call a bulb “desk lamp” in the Philips app, Amazon’s Alexa will only respond if you turn on the bulb. You can create groups for all the lights and give the command to Alexa to turn them on or off. Without the groups, Alexa will not respond to any other names for the lamp. With Google Home, you can assign names to various devices and automatically arrange them.

Google’s Assistant can integrate with IFTTT and Philips Hue much better than Alexa. You can monitor the colors of your Philips bulbs which you can’t do that with a command to Alexa. The Home lets you customize controls including several options. For example, you can say, “I am leaving” or “Switch Ecobee to away mode.” Whereas on Alexa, you’d probably have to say something like, “Alexa, trigger Ecobee to away mode.” The Google Assistant offers you more flexible phrasing than Alexa.

Currently, Amazon Echo beats the Google Home. Though, there’s no doubt that Google will surely come up with better upgrades shortly as is customary with all google products. The Home will assimilate more smart home platforms, Google services, and better conversational assistant. On the other hand, Alexa is more conversational, allows many adults to use and modify shared features such as shopping list and have third party support. 

Amazon Echo Compatible Products

Alottazs Labs Garageio Open and close your garage door through voice commands Carrier Cor 5C Thermostat Adjust temperature with Alexa
Aristotle by Nabi Second assistant to play with kids and make them sleep Ecobee3 Lite Smart Thermostat Control the thermostat with Alexa commands
August Smart Lock Lock your door through Alexa Ecobee3 Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat Control the temperature using Alexa
August Smart Lock – HomeKit Enabled Monitor your lock through Siri and Alexa Emerson Sensi Wi-Fi Programmable Thermostat A no frill thermostat that you can control through voice commands
Automatic Labs Automatic Ask for fuel consumption, parking location and maintenance reports through Alexa Fabriq Alexa-Enabled Smart Speaker A speaker with push-button Alexa access, Also, an Echo dot alternative
Belkin WeMo Dimmer Wi-Fi Light Switch Ask Alexa to turn lights on, off or dim First Alert One Link Environment Monitor Check the status of your child room with Alexa
Belkin WeMo Insight Switch Tracks energy, plug something and monitor it through Alexa Fitbit Charge 2 Use Alexa for your fitness stats
Belkin WeMo Light Switch Use Alexa to turn lights on and off GE Cafe Series French door refrigerator with Keurig K-Cup Brewing System Use Alexa to pre-heat the coffee maker and let you know if the ice maker is full
Belkin WeMo Mini Wi-Fi Smart Plug Turn any plugged device on and off through Alexa GE GTW860SPJMC Washing Machine Alexa, let you know if your laundry is done
Belkin WeMo Switch + Motion Ask Alexa to turn anything on and off GE Link Connected LED Alexa turn the lights on and off
Big Ass Fans Haiku Ceiling Fan with SenseME Ask Alexa to turn fans as well as adjust speed GE PHB920SJSS Control the oven with your voice commands
Big Ass Solutions Haiku L Series Ceiling Fan Temperature sensing ceiling fan and Alexa voice control Home8 Smart Garage Starter Kit Shut your garage door with Alexa
Big Ass Solutions Haiku Smart Ceiling Light Overhead lights work well with Alexa Honeywell Lyric T5 Wi-Fi Thermostat Most affordable Alexa compatible thermostat
Bluemint Labs Bixi Regulates the smart home through gestures and Alexa voice commands Huawei Mate 9 The first phablet to have Alexa
Brilliant Control Lightswitch with a touchscreen responds to motion control and voice commands Hubble Hugo Face tracking camera that can work with Alexa voice control
C by GE Lamp with Alexa The light wake you up in the morning Hydrao First Alexa tells about water and money that you are saving by taking shorter showers
C-Way Memoo Third party Alexa speaker iDevices Instant Switch Adjust this Bluetooth switch with Alexa
Cambridge Sound Management Nightingale Adjust nightlight brightness with your voice commands iDevices Outdoor Switch Weather rated version of iDevices switch that works with Alexa
iDevices Socket Control light bulbs with Alexa commands Onkyo VC-FLX1 Like Amazon Echo with great sound quality
iDevices Switch Turn the plug on and off with both Alexa and Sir Ooma Telo Make calls with Alexa
iDevices Thermostat Works with both Alexa and Siri Philips Hue Beyond Use Alexa to turn it on and off
iHome iSP8 Smartplug Use Alexa and Siri to turn things on and off Philips Hue Go Control the portable, powered battery lamp with Alexa
Incipio Command Kit Wi-Fi Power Strip Regulate power outlet with Alexa command Philips Hue Light Strip Plus Use Alexa to turn the colorful light strips on and off
Incipio Command Kit Wi-Fi Switch Use Alexa voice command to dim your lights Philips Hue White Ambiance These Hue bulbs work well with Alexa
Joule Use Alexa to control power and temperature settings Philips Hue White and Color Ambience Starter Kit A19 Control color changeable LEDs with Alexa
LG Hub Robot It is an Alexa powered robot Samsung Powerbot VR7000 Control your robot vacuum with Alexa voice commands
LG Smart Instaview Door-in-Door Refrigerator Order groceries with your voice command Scout Home Security System Use Alexa to arm and disarm the security system
LG Smart Security Wireless Camera Create custom voice commands with Alexa Simplehuman Sensor Mirror Pro Ask Alexa to dim mirror’s light
Lifx Color 1000 BR30 Wi-Fi LED Smart Bulb Adjust colors with Alexa controls Simplehuman Wide-View Sensor Mirror Ask Alexa to adjust the light
Lifx Color 1000 Smart Bulb Turn the smart bulb on and off and change the shades with Alexa SkyBell Video Doorbell Ask Alexa to snap a picture from the feed
Lifx Plus Wi-Fi LED Smart Bulb A color changing LED with Alexa voice control Somfy One Alexa powered home security system
Lifx White 900 BR30 Wi-Fi LED Smart Bulb A smart tunable light that works with Alexa Switch mate Bright Control it with your voice
Logitech Harmony Elite Use voice commands to control your home entertainment center Switch mate Power Regulate devices with a cord via Alexa
Lutron Caséta Wireless Lighting Starter Kit Top light switches that are perfect for Alexa voice control TP-Link LB130 Multicolor Wi-Fi LED Ask Alexa to turn the  bulb on, off or dim
Neato Botvac Connected Robot Vacuum Control your robot vacuum with Alexa voice command Ubtech Robotics Lynx The Alexa powered robot reads emotions and teaches yoga
       

 Conclusion

The Amazon Echo is the best purchase if you are looking to get on with this voice personal assistant. Echo gives you a feel like an Iron Man with your own Jarvis. The Amazon Echo is the tech device engineered for of the era, with a smart built-in assistant. Smartphones provided us smart communications which we were fancied in the movies such as Star Trek, and this is the most advanced smart home we’ve seen in everything from Iron Man to dozen other sci-fi stories.

Additionally, it can completely replace the radio in your kitchen and a great way of controlling several systems. If you are fond of using gadgets & own a Spotify account, then it’s the perfect device for you. More importantly, it is improvising dynamically as stuff is added to it. As iPhone changed the way how we communicate with technology and letting us control several apps via the screen, likewise Alexa do the same for devices using Wi-Fi but with voice commands.

The Alexa indeed starts understanding the human voice and is the best product for those who can determine the potential for the product, the DIY-ers that are looking for something creative. The product is for those who need a Bluetooth speaker and looking for excellent comfort while managing their home. However, if you don’t see yourself enjoying the smart aspects of the Amazon’s smart speaker, then the device is not for you. We recommend you other connected speakers out there such as Sonos, Chromecast audio, etc. If you want to see the future of Al and looking forward to being a part of this process, then you will need to buy an Amazon Echo for sure.

Have a great experience with your digi-tech personal assistant!

 

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