Technology has revolutionized the world that we live in. Every day we witness some super cool inventions and improvements in the form of gadgets, games, software, apps, etc. People especially teens and young professionals are always on the lookout for these sort of things! The concept of Smart home is the next new brewing market that we will witness coming to life. Companies are trying to unify and enhance the impacts of technology by connecting the smart products and giving you the liberty of controlling all of them from one hub.
If you are a tech-savvy and can’t help reading about the latest technological happenings in the world, you must be aware of the next step that smart world has taken. Yes, we are talking about the innovative Amazon Echo and Amazon Alexa, which is its built-in virtual assistant. It is remarkable how the internet has become a center of all these amazing inventions and how far we have come along. Today, with easy subscriptions to Internet providers, such as Spectrum Internet and Phone, in every modern household, it is not hard to find out about the latest hi-tech products and services. Amazon Alexa is one such name that has revolutionized the way we function now!
What exactly is Amazon Alexa?
Amazon Alexa is a voice-controlled virtual assistant that can do a lot for you. The concept of smart home is no longer a far-fetched idea because of this innovative new technological milestone. Alexa is a highly skilled virtual assistant that is capable of controlling a good range of compatible devices. To experience what a smart home to its full potential, you need to know the whole range of smart-home gadgets whether you have Echo Show, Echo, Tap, Echo Dot, or any other Alexa-enabled device for that matter. Make your Alexa more than a Bluetooth device with the help of the following devices:
1. Hue White and Color Ambiance Starter Kit by Philips
Philips has always held a remarkable portfolio in providing connected and smart lighting solutions for your households. You will not find a better lighting system than this. It is so easy to use and set, that anyone can do it! For instance, if you have a date at home, you can conveniently select a warm romantic light to create a beautiful ambiance of your whole house. It can also be used to change white temperature to rightly suit evening or morning. You get to choose from spotlights, designer lamps, mood lamps. All come with built-in LED lights and hue-support system. The option of connected motion sensors and dimmer switches is also available. Alexa can control all of the aforementioned systems.
2. Harmony Home Hub by Logitech
When it comes to a home entertainment system, Harmony Home hub is perhaps the best hub to control it. You enjoy the liberty of plugging it conveniently to your existing television, set-top box, or Blu-ray player and then plug an Echo device into the back of it. Now you are good to control your TV and all other smart home gadgets without the need for a remote controller.
3. Neato Botvac Connected
Isn’t it interesting how you can order your Alexa to play music, do the cleaning, change the light hue, and so much more! Well, that is the true definition of a smart virtual assistant. With Neato Botvac Connected, you enjoy the satisfaction of having neat, clean, dusted, and a debris-free house without having to move a finger. All you have to do is order Alexa to start, stop, resume, or pause cleaning as and when you like it.
4. ZeroTouch Air Vent Car Mount by Logitech
This smartphone mount comes with a built-in Alexa support and lets you control the Android smartphones with, you guessed it, your voice! This means that your driving experiences are going to be thoroughly facilitated and you can effortlessly tell Alexa to turn on the lights, heating, cooling and other connected products.
5. Nest Learning Thermostat, 3rd Generation
The market is flooded with smart-connected thermostats. This is a better one and has an Alexa compatibility. With a vibrant, colorful, and big display, and a rotating frame, it is easy to control. It also has an intuitive app for smartphones.
6. Blink Home Security Camera System
Do you remember how hideously expensive home security systems used to be? Well not anymore. Thanks to the internet-based camera systems, you can now easily install without having to spend a huge chunk of your hard-earned money. You can buy as many cameras as you deem fit to your security and install them indoors and outdoors. How to arm them up? Speak to your Alexa.
7. Netatmo Weather Station
If you are someone who likes to keep track of weather, get your hands on Netatmo Weather Station. It gives you an accurate measurement of air quality and forecasts weather in real-time. It is also capable of measuring Carbon dioxide concentration, air pressure, humidity, temperature, noise pollution, and so on. All you need is a smartphone and Alexa support and you can ask both indoor and outdoor temperature.
8. Honeywell Lyric T6R Smart Thermostat
It is a compelling option for a smart thermostat. It is Apple Home kit-enabled, location services-enabled, and easy to use. You can define a particular perimeter for your home and the thermostat heats it according to it.
9. Hive Active Heating and Hot Water
With the latest version of Hive, you can control better. You can use it to protect the pipes from frosting, control hot water, and so on. Interestingly, you can even command it via an SMS.
10. Fitbit Charge 2
With the Fitbit skills, ask your Alexa to give a convenient rundown on your daily performance, how well you managed to sleep, how many calories you essentially burned or the flight of stairs that you climbed. Consider having a fitness tracker such as Charge 2. It is highly accurate and has a good battery life. Search some new batteries on Spectrum Internet in My Area.