Top 12 Must-Have Alexa Accessories
If you’re wondering what home devices work with the Amazon Alexa, here are our top 12 picks. Ranging from smart outlets to home safety devices, these Alexa Accessories will streamline your life.
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Best Alexa Smart Speaker: Sonos One
Sonos is known for making quality products, and this smart speaker is no exception. You can connect the Sonos One with your Amazon Alexa and control music with your voice, play songs, check news and traffic, manage smart devices and connect wirelessly with your Sonos home sound system speakers to play music in every room! This is definitely one of the coolest tech gifts you’ll want to keep for yourself.
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Best Alexa Smart Thermostat: Nest Learning Thermostat
One of the best things about making your home “smarter” is the ability to save money while being environmentally friendly. The Nest Learning Thermostat programs itself to keep the ideal temperature and help save energy. And, you can control it from anywhere with the Nest app. A great addition to your Amazon Alexa devices, you can use your voice to set the thermostat cooler, warmer, or to set a specific temperature and more. There’s a reason this handy device is on our list of smart home devices that are worth every penny.
Best Alexa Smart lighting: Philips Hue Smart Bulb Starter Kit
A smart bulb starter kit is an easy and fun way to work your way into the world of smart home automation. This starter kit includes four Philips Hue white 60W Energy Star certified LED smart bulbs, and the Philips Hue Hub that can control up to 50 Hue lights. It works with the Amazon Alexa which allows you to switch the lights on and off with your voice, adjust brightness and ask if you left the lights on.
Best Alexa Security Camera: Ring Video Doorbell
Continue to increase home security by adding an advanced doorbell to your smart home ideas. The Ring video doorbell is a game-changer. It replaces one-dimensional peepholes with a smart system that keeps your home safer. It has HD live streaming, motion alerts, and for $3 a month, you can have access to saved video clips to review at a later date. And, because it works with Alexa, you can be sitting in your office and pull up a live feed and even talk to whoever is at your door, right from your Echo device. Once you fall in love with this doorbell, you may be inclined to start buying up every smart device you see, but be sure to know which smart appliances are worth it, and which aren’t.
Best Alexa Accessory: Amazon Echo Show
The Echo Show allows you to stream movies, TV shows, videos, music, books and more just by asking Alexa. It’s premium speakers offer Dolby processing for sharp sound. You can also use it to ask Alexa to make video calls and perform more than 50,000 other skills. Make it your new kitchen companion.
Best Alexa Smart Plug: The Amazon Smart Plug
What better way to ease into home automation than with something as simple as a wall plug? The Amazon Smart Plug is a quick-and-easy addition to your smart home ideas. It works with Alexa to add voice control to any outlet. You can schedule lights, fans, and appliances to turn on and off automatically or control them remotely when you’re away from your home. To use, just plug it in, open the Alexa app and start using your voice to control whatever is plugged in. No smart home hub required! Just because you’re interested in gifting smart tech doesn’t mean you need to break the bank to do it and this smart plug proves it! Add it to the car along with these trendy tech gifts that are all under $40.
Best Alexa Cleaning Device: Proscenic M7 Robot Vacuum Cleaner
This robot will both clean and mop your floors on Alexa’s command. You can program the Proscenic M7 Robot Vacuum Cleaner to spot clean, avoid certain areas, clean according to a schedule and return to its charging port. It’s mopping feature holds a 500 ML water tank which allows it to mop large areas with just one tank.
Best Alexa Motion Sensors: The Wyze Cam
Continue enjoying security in your home the smart way with the Wyze Cam. It features 110°/second rotation speed, 360° horizontal range, and 93° vertical range, so you can forget about losing sight of something in your home.
The camera also features HD live streaming, motion alerts, an easy-to-navigate app, and 14 days of free motion-based Cloud storage. Plus, it works with Alexa voice commands, so you can control this smart home camera with your voice by saying, “Alexa, show me the living room” to view a live stream from your camera. Before you put all your trust in smart tech like this to keep you safe, make sure you’re fully at ease and stop believing these common tech myths.
Best Alexa Home Hub: Logitech Harmony Home Hub
Logitech Harmony Home Hub is regarded as one of the best hubs for controlling your home entertainment system. Plug it into your existing TV, Blu-ray player, set-top box and then plug an Echo into the back of it, then have it control your TV and a host of other smart home products without having to pick up a remote.
Best Alexa Pet Accessory: Petcube Bites 2 Smart Pet Camera
You can still keep an eye on your pet and dispense treats to them even when you’re not home. The Petcube Bites 2 Smart Pet Camera and Treat Dispenser‘s camera offer 1080P HD quality video that allows you to see, hear, and talk to your pet.
Alexa is built right in to let you know when your pet is active and when you should check-in. You can also ask Alexa to perform one of her many commands. Add this to the list of tech gadgets every pet owner needs!