Alexa Stories March 18

expiredSecure all of that TP with a Ring Alarm 5-Pc. Kit + Echo Dot: $149 (Save $50+)

Amazon is offering the Ring Alarm 5-piece Kit + Echo Dot for $149 shipped. Valued at $249, today’s offer yields $100 off what you’d pay when buying these things individually. That being said, this kit typically sells for $199, but this deal provides $50 in savings and comes within $10 of the lowest offer we have tracked there. Owners of this bundle garner a base station, contact sensor, motion detector, keypad, and range extender. Once set up, you can receive smartphone alerts when an armed door or window had been opened, motion has been detected, and much more. Oh, and you also stand to benefit from built-in Z-Wave hub functionality, paving the way for all sorts of further smart home expansions. Rated 4.6/5 stars.

Alexa Stories March 6

expiredTake Alexa to the pool with UE’s MEGABLAST Bluetooth Speaker: $200 (Save 20%)

Amazon is offering the Ultimate Ears MEGABLAST Bluetooth Speaker for $199.99 shipped. Also available at Best Buy. That’s $50 off the going rate found at retailers like Focus Camera and is the best offer we’ve tracked in 2020. This stylish UE offering is accompanied by 360-degree sound and the ability to pair with up to seven similarly-branded speakers. Battery life lasts up to 16-hours once fully charged. An IP67-rating allows this speaker to be immersed in liquid for up to 30-minutes. Wi-Fi connectivity allows you to take Alexa outside for hands-free music playback, smart home control, and more. Rated 4.1/5 stars.

Alexa Stories February 17

expiredBose’s AirPlay 2-ready Home Speaker 500 is $299 (Amazon low), more from $45

Amazon is offering the Bose AirPlay 2 Home Speaker 500 for $299 shipped. That’s $100 off the typical rate there and is a match for the lowest Amazon offer we have tracked. Not only does this speaker wield AirPlay 2, users will also be able choose between Alexa or Google Assistant for voice queries and smart home control. No matter which you opt for, both will be able to leverage eight noise-cancelling microphones to ensure you are properly heard. Unlike many of its competitors, this Bose speaker sports a display along the front to provide a peek of what’s playing. Rated 4.4/5 stars.

Alexa Stories February 7

Having dove into the Alexa ecosystem over a year ago, one might think that I would have largely discovered its compatible smart home gear. While I have certainly found several products, it seems I have only scratched the surface of what’s currently available and yet to come. In this guide, I’ll shine light on Alexa smart home devices that have caught my attention and clock in at under $50. expand full story

Alexa Stories February 5

Face it, for better or worse we are inundated with what seems like an overwhelming list of smart home gear solutions. This alone makes it difficult for companies to differentiate themselves from the competition, but Leviton has done so today with the official release of its Smart Voice Dimmer. This smart light switch sets itself apart from most by giving you yet another place to fire up Alexa. Leviton has also released its Smart Wi-Fi 4-Speed Fan Controller, which works with IFTTT, Alexa, Google Assistant, and more. Continue reading for further details.

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Alexa Stories January 24

expiredThis $35 device lets Alexa, Assistant, or IFTTT open a garage door (Save 30%)

Meross Direct (99% lifetime positive feedback) via Amazon is offering its Smart Wi-Fi Garage Door Opener for $34.99 shipped when the on-page coupon has been clipped. That’s $15 off the typical rate there and is within $6 of the lowest price we have tracked. Once set up, this device makes your existing garage door opener work with Alexa and Google Assistant. It also has an app and is compatible with IFTTT for those times when speaking is inconvenient. This also paves the way to set up an iOS shortcut using our guide. Rated 4.4/5 stars.

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