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15 Alexa And Enabled Devices For The Home

Whether you own the Echo Dot, Echo Show or any other Echo devices – they can all help you to make your home safer – no matter what age you are.

All the Alexa / Echo devices can perform the same skills and routines – the only difference is the Echo Show and the Meta Portal have a screen so that particular device can also show you videos and more.

But otherwise, whatever device you purchase – know that they can all work the same and communicate with each other.

The Echo Dot

Amazon Echo Dot (5th Gen, 2022 release) | With bigger vibrant sound, helpful routines and Alexa | Charcoal
  • Our best sounding echo dot yet – Enjoy an improved audio experience compared to any previous Echo Dot with Alexa for clearer vocals, deeper bass and vibrant sound in any room.

The Echo Dot is the smallest version in the line of Alexa devices.

It comes in a small variety of colors and with it’s small size and small price – you can afford to purchase several and put them throughout your home.  It’s perfect for small spaces!

The Echo Dot With Clock

Amazon Echo Dot (5th Gen) with clock | Compact smart speaker with Alexa and enhanced LED display for at-a-glance clock, timers, weather, and more | Cloud Blue
  • Our best sounding Echo Dot yet – Enjoy an improved audio experience compared to any previous Echo Dot with Alexa for clearer vocals, deeper bass and vibrant sound in any room.

The Echo Dot with a built in digital clock is perfect for those areas in your home where you would like to see a visual cue of the time of day (i.e. your bedroom). 

This device is only available in white for the moment. 

It functions exactly like any other Alexa device – it just has the digital clock built in.

Automatic Curtain Opener

SwitchBot Automatic Curtain Opener – Bluetooth Remote Control Smart Curtain with App/Timer, Upgraded High-Performance Motor, Add SwitchBot Hub to Work with Alexa, Google Home, HomeKit (Curtain 3, Rod)
  • Simply Attach and You’re Ready to Go: Upgrade your curtains effortlessly, no changes or tools needed. Hang it up, install the positioning magnets, and connect to our app. 3 simple steps for smart curtains in any room. Suitable for bedrooms, living rooms, offices, baby rooms, and more.

For anyone with mobility problems, being able to open and close the curtains by using your smartphone is a blessing!

Amazon Smart Plug

Amazon Smart Plug | Works with Alexa | Simple setup, endless possibilities
  • Amazon Smart Plug works with Alexa to add voice control to any outlet.

If you are interested in putting Alexa devices throughout the house – you can save some money by using Amazon Smart Plugs instead of multiple Echo Dot products.

They simply plug into an electrical socket and work just like any of the other Alexa devices by adding voice control capabilities for things like lamps.

You can use them to control your lamps, appliances, and television!

Sylvania WiFi LED Smart Light Bulbs

SYLVANIA Wifi LED Smart Light Bulb, 60W Equivalent Dimmable Soft White A19, Compatible with Alexa and Google Home Only – 4 Pack (75672)
  • Hassle-Free Voice Control: The SYLVANIA SMART+ light bulbs are compatible with Alexa, Siri Shortcuts, and Google Home. Use simple voice commands – no hub required. Not compatible with Apple HomeKit.

Okay, so this is pretty cool. These are light bulbs that can be controlled by Alexa.

So, if you do not want to place an Echo dot or Echo show product in your room, you can just install this light bulb.

Smart Essential Oil Aromatherapy Diffuser

Smart WiFi Wireless Essential Oil Aromatherapy 400ml Ultrasonic Diffuser & Humidifier with Alexa & Google Home Phone App & Voice Control – Create Schedules – LED & Timer Settings Dark Brown
  • Intelligent Aromatherapy – A great addition to your smart home that is powered intelligently and wifi compatible. Use it like a normal diffuser or download the companion app to control features like LED color, mist intensity, timer settings, scheduling and more directly from your phone. Our smart diffuser is also Alexa and Google Home compatible and can be used with echo/tap/dot to control simply by using your voice. A large 400ml water tank allows for up to 12 hours of continuous mist.

Aromatherapy can be a wonderful way to calm the nerves and help to make the environment more pleasant.

This wireless diffuser and humidifer is Alexa (and Google Home) enabled, making it easy to control.

The Echo Dot Wall Mount Holder

Made For Amazon Wall Mount, Black, Echo (4th generation)
  • Certified “Made for Amazon” accessory specially designed to work with Echo (4th Gen). Echo (4th Gen) sold separately.

Okay, so this really a cool accessory!

To clear out clutter on the countertop you can mount your echo dot on the wall with this very slick wall mount holder!

The Echo Pop Smart Speaker

Amazon Echo Pop | Full sound compact smart speaker with Alexa | Lavender Bloom
  • Echo Pop – This compact smart speaker with Alexa features full sound that’s great for bedrooms and small spaces. Small enough to blend in and mighty enough to stand out.

The original Alexa devices were tall towers but the Echo Pop smart speaker is more compact – roughly the size of the Echo Dot. 

This makes it much easier to blend in to your home’s decor – no matter where you place it. 

This speaker comes in four colors and is made of mostly recycled materials.

The Echo Show

Amazon Echo Show 5 (3rd Gen, 2023 release) | Smart display with 2x the bass and clearer sound | Charcoal
  • Alexa can show you more – Echo Show 5 includes a 5.5” display so you can see news and weather at a glance, make video calls, view compatible cameras, stream music and shows, and more.

The Echo Show device is honestly my favorite for many reasons.  I recommend the 10 inch version just because it’s easier for older adults. 

I love the fact that you can use to as a monitoring device which from our perspective – is such a great device for adult children who want to and/or need to keep an “eye” on their elderly parents. 

Also, the Show And Tell feature, is just a great skill – albeit it’s new and has some glitches but I can see the great potential that it will eventually have.  Check out my video on that.

Alexa Enabled Smart Smoke Detector

First Alert Onelink Safe & Sound – Battery Powered Smart Hardwired Smoke + Carbon Monoxide Alarm and Premium Home Speaker with Amazon Alexa
  • About safe and sound: First Alert introduces Onelink Safe and Sound, an Alexa enabled, Apple HomeKit compatible hardwired photoelectric smoke and electrochemical carbon monoxide alarm, featuring a state of the art, Omni directional speaker backed by First Alert’s unparalleled reliability and equipped with the power of Alexa

The Alexa Enabled Smart Smoke Detector is another great little Alexa accessory – especially for older adults and their families. 

It gives you text alert notifications if it goes off alerting you of an emergency in your home. 

It also tracks carbon monoxide levels and much more. 

Meta Portal

Meta Portal – Smart Video Calling for the Home with 10” Touch Screen Display – Black
  • A more natural connection. Smart Camera adjusts automatically so you can move freely and stay in frame, while Smart Sound ensures you can easily be heard.

The Meta Portal Smart Camera looks a lot like the older generations of the Echo Show, but it’s different in that it can use apps, such as WhatsApp or Messenger, to connect with people who don’t have an Echo Show device.

I like that it has a larger screen, so you can see the people you’re talking to without having to squint!

Alexa Enabled Overhead Lights

Globe Electric Works with Alexa Smart 14″ Silver flush Mount – Brushed steel finished, A Certified for Humans Device
  • ALEXA EXCLUSIVE: Easily control your Smart Flush Mount Ceiling Light using your voice or via the Alexa app from your smartphone or tablet anywhere, anytime with a frustration-free set-up. Note: this Smart Flush Mount Ceiling Light works exclusively with Amazon Alexa, not with Google Assistant, Apple HomeKit, Smart Things, Globe Suite, and has to be set up with 2.4GHz Wi-Fi only.

Yes, you can install Alexa Enabled Overhead Lights that are voice activated, dimmable, can turn colors and are flush mounted. 

They can of course also be controlled via the Alexa app which is so cool. 

You can set up a routine where every night (as an example) the overhead light can turn on and off automatically. 

This particular model shown here is super bright (2100 lumens) which makes it perfect for older adults!

The Echo Wall Clock

So, the Echo Wall Clock does a bit more than just tell you the time.  It can also be used as a timer or a countdown timer as well. 

It is not, however a stand alone Alexa product.  In order for it to work, you do need an Alexa dot or Echo Show, etc.

Smart Plug Power Strip

Kasa Smart Plug Power Strip KP303, Surge Protector with 3 Individually Controlled Smart Outlets and 2 USB Ports, Works with Alexa & Google Home, No Hub Required , White
  • 3 smart outlets plus 2 USB ports: Support 5 appliances simultaneously with 3 independently controllable smart outlets and 2 always-on USB ports. Ideal for charging devices in the home and office.

In case you need to plug in multiple items – you can use a smart plug power strip. 

Note that just because the item is plugged into this strip, does not mean that you HAVE to control it with Alexa.  (Just an FYI).

Alexa Enabled Roomba Vacuum

iRobot Roomba 675 Robot Vacuum-Wi-Fi Connectivity, Works with Alexa, Good for Pet Hair, Carpets, Hard Floors, Self-Charging
  • Capacity volume – .6 liter. Works with Alexa for voice control (Alexa device sold separately)

I use my Roomba vacuum (and yes, I have this model) every other day in my home and I LOVE it! 

The benefit of having it Alexa enabled just makes it a bit easier for me. 

When I’m upstairs – I can just start my Roomba downstairs without having to go back down the stairs. 

Smart Bedroom Lamp

Smart Color Changing Bedroom Lamp with APP Control, WiFi Alexa RGB Dimmable Table Lamp with USB-C USB-A Charging Ports & 2 Phone Stands, Music Sync Nightstand Lamp for Living Room Bulb Included
  • Voice Control: Peteme smart lamps for bedrooms is compatible with Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, etc. Control the lamps with charging station by voice not only saves your time but also gives you a feeling of being served. Do not worry about the setting. Just simple steps to connect the alexa lamp to your smart devices.

This lamp is cool because it can be controlled by Alexa, so you can set up a routine for when it turns on and off, or you can turn it on remotely so you don’t come into a dark room.

It’s also dimmable and has the capability to change colors (over 16 million color choices!), plus it has two charging stations so you can charge your devices while sleeping.

Smart Garage Door Opener

Having a smart garage door opener means you never have to worry about forgetting your keys or if you shut the garage door when you left home.

This one can be operated with Alexa, Google, or Siri, and can also be set up to close the garage door automatically if it is left open for a certain period of time.

There are so many more Alexa devices and I would imagine that many more would be coming in the near future!

Click here to check out the Alexa Enabled devices that are currently on Amazon!

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