Alexa Stories January 17

Lenovo Smart Tab is both an Android device and Alexa hub: $142 (Reg. $190)

Amazon is offering the Lenovo Smart Tab M10 10.1-inch 16GB Android Tablet with Alexa Dock for $141.75 shipped. That’s $48 off the typical rate there and is one of the best Amazon offers we have tracked. The Lenovo Smart Tab features a large 10.1-inch display and comes with a charging dock which turns it into an Alexa hub. A total of 16GB of storage is in tow, which can always be expanded with a microSD card thanks to its inclusion of a compatible slot. When it comes to audio, this tablet boasts dual front-facing Dolby Atmos speakers, leveling up the experience typically offered in similarly-priced devices. Rated 4+ stars from more than 65% of reviewers.

Alexa Stories December 7, 2019

expiredAmazon slashes 70% off Echo Input, now just $10 Prime shipped

Amazon is offering its Echo Input for $9.99 Prime shipped. If you are not a Prime member, orders that exceed $25 will qualify for free shipping. That’s $25 off the typical rate there and beats the lowest price we have tracked by $5. For those unfamiliar with Echo Input, its main draw is its ability to smarten up standard or aging speakers in your home. Simply plug it in to a speaker, sound bar, or any output device with a 3.5mm port and you’ll be able to control it with Alexa. This also will make multi-room playback possible across it and all of your other Echo devices. I use multi-room playback with the Apple Music skill every single day. Rated 4.1/5 stars.

Alexa Stories November 27, 2019

expiredLenovo’s 10.1-inch Tablet has an Alexa dock, Atmos audio, more: $159 (New low)

Amazon is offering the Lenovo 10.1-inch M10 32GB Tablet with Smart Dock for $159 shipped. Note: stock is running low, but more are on the way. Also available at B&H. That’s $76 off the going rate found at retailers like Best Buy and beats the lowest price we have tracked by $10. Not only is Lenovo’s 10.1-inch screen a tablet, an included speaker dock turns it into a hands-free Alexa device. With USB-C connectivity in tow, this offering is a forward-thinking solution that gets you closer to needing just one charging cable. It sports 32GB of internal storage, but can be expanded by up to 256GB using a microSD card. Surrounding the 10.1-inch display you’ll find dual front-facing speakers that deliver Dolby Atmos audio. Rated 4+ stars from over 60% of reviewers.

Alexa Stories November 5, 2019

A great benefit of using smart devices is the ability to use automation. For your Amazon Echo smart speaker or other connected devices, you can easily create what are called Routines with Alexa. Routines let you do things automatically like play music or hear the weather using a trigger. If you’re new to Routines in Alexa, here’s how to set them up.

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Alexa Stories October 14, 2019

Over the years I have had a tendency to flip-flop between all sorts of technologies. One area in which I haven’t wavered for roughly a year now has been Amazon’s Alexa ecosystem. While it’s far from perfect, the sheer value and overall reliability have made my investment in Echo devices extremely worthwhile. In this Echo Dot Diary, I’ll share my Alexa review covering some of what I love, hate, and the ways that Amazon’s assistant has proven to be a success and a failure. expand full story

Alexa Stories September 5, 2019

expiredThis $19.50 smart surge protector has four outlets, USB ports, more (Save 35%)

LeFun Smart (98% lifetime positive feedback) via Amazon is offering its Smart AC + USB Surge Protector for $19.49 shipped when coupon code I4DN2G5T has been applied during checkout. That’s over $10 off the typical rate there and beats the lowest price we have tracked by $6. This surge protector sports a six foot power cord, four smart AC outlets, and just as many 2.4A USB ports. AC outlets can be controlled individually or in groups, making it a cinch to set up quick actions, schedules, and more. Support for both Alexa and Google Assistant ensures that toggling power can be just a quick voice command away. Rated 4.4/5 stars.

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