All SmartHomes need a central controller. The Amazon Echo is the best we’ve tested to easily speak commands and have your house quickly respond. Alexa (the Echo’s personality) becomes your new favorite member of the family. Once you have an Echo installed, your life becomes that much easier. Some of our favorite, most useful commands are:
- Alexa, what’s the weather today?
- Alexa, set a timer for the potatoes for 30 minutes.
- Alexa, turn the bedroom light off.
- Alexa, play some Country music.
For just $99.99 on Amazon, the Echo will control your SmartHome devices, give you weather updates, play your favorite music, even order you an Uber.
If you have a set of speakers, you can now pickup the Amazon Echo Dot, a smaller sized version, for just $49.99. This makes it even easier to add Alexa to more rooms, but having to attach speakers can make it more bulky and kind of a pain.
The Amazon Echo gets our preferred rating for ease of setup, use, and overall quality!
Want to take the guess work out of it all? Shoot us a message and we’ll create a custom Smarthome plan just for your needs. We even offer low-cost installation to make it a no-brainer. Full automate your home and see the difference it can make!