No one could have possibly known when Amazon first unveiled the Echo speaker that Alexa would quickly become one of the hottest products in tech. The company’s voice-powered virtual assistant began life as a way for Amazon customers to order more products and maybe get answers to a few simple questions here and there, but Alexa has now morphed into a very capable AI assistant with capabilities that expand each day.
Beyond the capabilities Amazon continues to bake into Alexa, third-party hardware makers also now have access to Amazon’s assistant. And guess what: they’re making awesome products that Amazon never even dreamed of. In this post, you’ll find details on our current five favorite Alexa-enabled devices and as it turns out, not one of them is made by Amazon.
Nucleus Anywhere Intercom
- Nucleus is a family communication device that connects you with the people you love, whether they’re downstairs or across the country.
- Make instant calls from room to room, home to home, or mobile to home.
- Connects to the internet via WiFi, Ethernet, or Power over Ethernet
- Designed for Everyone: We designed Nucleus with the kids and Grandma in mind, making it easier than ever to set up and just say “hello.”
- Chat on the go: Use the mobile app to check in with from anywhere. Please note that the Nucleus companion mobile app is compatible with iPhone 5s or later and Android 5 or later.
- Alexa-Enabled, Just Ask: Ask Alexa to listen to your favorite songs, hear the news, check the weather, control your smart home, and more
- Private and secure: Built-in privacy and do not disturb modes
- Ultra Wide Angle HD camera: lets you see the whole room and everyone in it
TP-Link Smart Plug Mini
- Remote Access: Control devices connected to the Smart Plug wherever you have Internet using the free Kasa app on your smartphone
- Scheduling: Schedule the Smart Plug to automatically power electronics on and off as needed, like setting lights to come on at dusk or turn off at sunrise
- Away Mode: Turns your devices on and off at different times to give the appearance that someone is home
- Amazon Echo Voice Control: Amazon Echo (sold separately) lets you control devices connected to the Smart Plugs just using your voice
- Compact design blends into your power outlet without blocking adjacent sockets
ZeroTouch Air Vent Car Mount
- ZEROTOUCH: The only car mount with voice control and Alexa integration
- VOICE AND GESTURE INTERFACE: Control your phone with a wave and the sound of your voice. For Alexa skills, simply wave and say “Alexa….”
- JUST ASK ALEXA: Wave to activate your phone, then speak as you would with Alexa at home
- HANDS-FREE: Text, Calling, Chat, Music, Navigation, Email, and Calendar.
- SNAP AND GO: Magnetically snap your phone into place to activate the app without the need for taps, menus or unlocking
- COMPATIBILITY: Smartphones running Android OS 5.0 or later and Bluetooth Smart technology (Android only)
- MAGNETIC AIR VENT MOUNT: Clips easily and securely onto most air vents between 1-5 mm/.04-.20 in. thick
- CUSTOMER SUPPORT: Allow Logitech to demonstrate its focus on customer service. Contact Logitech Customer Support for technical assistance and satisfaction guarantee
ChefSteps CS10001 Joule Sous Vide
- Smallest, sleekest sous vide tool available, at just 11 inches tall and 1.3 pounds. So small it fits in your top drawer.
- Fastest water-heating capability on the market, with 1100 watts of power and hyper-exact temperature control, precise to 0.2 F / 0.1 C.
- The magnetic base and side clip mean Joule works in any pot and with a variety of water levels and volumes, from just 1.5 inches all the way up to 10 gallons.
- No special equipment required: use Joule with the pots you already have, the Android or iOS smartphone you use every day, and any ziplock-style freezer bags. No vacuum sealer needed.
- Controlled by a free mobile app, or you can use your voice with Amazon Alexa. Guided recipes and exclusive features like Visual Doneness guarantee great results.
- Works with 120 V outlets only. Due to the nature of our precise heating technology, voltage transformers and converters can damage your Joule and void the warranty.
Logitech Harmony Elite Remote Control
- The most powerful and intuitive Harmony remote works with Alexa for voice control. All-in-one control of up to 15 home entertainment and connected home devices
- Full color touchscreen: Simply swipe and tap to control channels, movies, volume, 50 favorite channels and smart home devices like Philips Hue lights
- One-touch Activities: Touch an Activity like “Watch a Movie” to automatically power on and switch devices to the right settings
- Harmony app: Turns iOS or Android smartphones or tablets into personal universal remote controls for the whole house
- Closed cabinet control: Included Harmony Hub lets you control devices in closed cabinets, or even when away from home
- Convenient charging station: Keeps your remote powered and within reach
- Easy-to-use design: Find the right button every time, even in the dark, with motion-activated backlit buttons, home control buttons and a comfortable layout
- Works with over 270,000 devices: Controls your TV, satellite or cable box, Apple TV, Roku, TiVo, Blu-ray player, game consoles, plus connected lights, locks, thermostats, sensors and more
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