Make the most of your Alexa with these products. Create a “smart home” piece-by-affordable piece.
WeMo Insight Switch
This handy gadget makes the item you plug it into a “smart” device via your smartphone. Turn your lights on and off remotely even when you’re not home. It also lets you set on-and-off schedules and tells you how much power the connected appliance is drawing. The WeMo Insight Switch can be integrated with other smart-home products through IFTTT.
This plug is perfect for controlling your out-of-door lights. The iHomeISP100 is built to withstand the outside elements while you stay warm and dry inside. The plug works with Siri, Google Home, Wink, and Nest.
Philips Hue White LED Starter Kit
This simple kit includes two bulbs as well as a small hub that connects the lights to your WiFi. With the Hue White Starter Kit, you can ask Alexa to dim your lights. But, Philips makes different kits to allow you a wide range of smart LED’s and light fixtures.
The Ecobee Switch+ has Alexa built-in, you access the voice assistant from your wall. The device also has motion sensors so it can turn on and off lights automatically. There is also a built-in temperature sensor that links to an Ecobee smart thermometer.
Amazon Fire TV
The Alexa voice remote lets you search for shows, channels, apps, and even lets you skip ahead or back in programs. Also, you can get the news, sports scores, weather, and music. The Amazon Fire TV also supports 4K programming.
Amazon Fire TV: $69.99