Alexa Smart Devices :
The era of smart homes responding to our commands has already begun with some of the most amusing smart technologies available in the market.
These smart devices are designed to make daily chores effortless, standing by 24/7 to oblige to your command.
Here are some of the best smart devices for your smart home.
Alexa Smart Devices by Amazon…
Echo Show 8 :
It has a fabric design to suit the interior of a home. The device has a power port, 3.5 mm audio jack and micro USB port on the backside and a camera on the top front along with the volume buttons and 4 microphones.
This Alexa smart device can control other Alexa-powered smart devices like smart bulbs, weather devices, smart door-locks and many more that can be controlled with your voice command (or) with its screen.
You can stream videos on Amazon Prime, Youtube, and Netflix. It also has smart timers and weather forecasts.
You can video call anyone with Echo Show, Echo Spot, Alexa App (or) Skype, with all these diverse offerings, it has an average camera quality of just 1MP that isn’t satisfying. But the video quality can be enhanced by using your ring camera or another Alexa-enabled camera.
You can set routine commands. For example, whenever you say ‘goodnight’, the Echo Show 8 will turn off the smart light along with other smart home devices connected to it.
Echo Glow :
It is a multicolor smart light designed for kids that can be used as night light/daylight/bedlight based on the requirement.
The device has some diverse dynamic modes like campfire, color flow, firetruck, siren, and underwater to improve kids’ moods in their space.
It does not have a speaker or microphones and works when it’s paired with any compatible Alexa-enabled devices (eg. Echo Dots).
You can switch between the light colors depending on your mood with your voice command.
In the box, you get the smart lamp with a 6 feet power cord attached, user manual.
Setting up is easy…
Open Alexa app > Add new device > Click on Echo Glow and scan the QR code provided inside the pack and its all ready to glow.
Click here to buy – $29.99
Alexa Echo Flex :
It is a unique Alexa smart device recently launched by Amazon. Echo Flex has almost all the smart features of what other Echo devices do… like get weather information play music, set timer, and alarm, control other smart devices like light bulbs, AC’s or call hands-free to other Echo (or) the Alexa app, set daily routines.
It has a 3.5 mm audio jack to connect to the external speakers, Bluetooth connectivity as its built-in speakers aren’t for music.
But what makes it unique is that it can be plugged directly to your wall plugin point and has a USB hub on the back to smartly charge your phone, tablet or any other smart gadget while Echo Flex is well awake and awaiting your command. It has the microphone on/off button for extra privacy.
You can make your announcement in every room using Echo Flex from where you are resting with ease. The device can give you a warm welcome whenever you enter your home, only if its pre-set to do that. This device perfectly suits a smart home.
Echo Studio :
It is one of the best smart speakers by Amazon with 5 speakers placed strategically in it for immersed acoustics in a room.
It is mainly designed for a perfect surround sound system with the latest Dolby Atmos technology for mastered 3D resonance.
Physical overview :
It’s a 5.2” large speaker with 2” drivers on each side, large woofer on its base and has basic action-control keys to activate Alexa, volume and microphone. On its back has a 3.5 mm power port for optical input.
This Alexa smart device has all the smart features to control Alexa-powered home like smart voice control, playing media, announcement, and controlling other smart devices. It is one of the best recommended smart speakers for a smart home.
Amazon Smart Oven :
This is the latest in the array of Alexa smart devices. It is a Alexa-compatible microwave oven that has 4 in 1 kitchen appliance.
> Convection Oven
> Food Warmer
> Air Fryer
This is the only microwave right now which can auto-cook recipes with the instructions from the cloud.
This smart oven is designed to receive the command from Alexa through the Alexa-compatible device. And by receiving a command from Alexa to function in the kitchen it’s like your personal mini-chef who works on your voice command.
For example, if you tell your smart oven to cook the chicken that is in it, it will proceed to cook the chicken automatically through the cloud storage presets without your intervention.
It has 30+ built-in presets to follow your command. It can notify you from time to time about the temperature and condition of the food (or) tell you about the temperature needed to cook your food.
With this device, there’s no checking often, no guessing, no forgetting and regretting it later. It will announce when the food’s ready.
> Amazon smart oven allows you to scan the label of the packed food and will cook automatically according to the instructions about the product through the cloud.
> Some of the commands you can give are “Alexa, warm at 400°F for 10 minutes”, and it will do it.
This is a very handy feature for those who are still toddlers in the kitchen department. In the future, this smart oven can also work as a ‘smart voice assistant’.
Click here to cook smart – $249.99