Isn’t It A Pain In The Butt To Turn Off Your Christmas Tree Lights? Not When You’ve Got Alexa! Your Alexa Device Buying Guide.
We Use Our Amazon Alexa Devices Constantly. Every Single Day When I Get Home Kate Has An Alexa Timer Going For Dinner, We Ask For Game Times, The Weather, To Turn The Lights On Or Off, Movie Times, For Cooking Unit Conversions And Every Day We’re Discovering More And More Uses.
We have our Christmas tree jammed in a tight space so tuning the lights on and off is an exercise in Yoga to unplug them at the end of the night. Not so now with Alexa and a $5 smart plug. My bedside table lamp is on an Alexa enabled plug. My Alexa request- “Alexa turn off my bedside lamp.” Off it goes!
The prices this week are the cheapest they’ve ever been and there are all different levels. Some as low as $30. I recommend you start out with the $80 Echo and a couple of $5 smartplugs.
I predicted a month ago that they would be one of the most popular Christmas gifts, one because of how much bang for the buck you get, two for the cool factor and three how there’s a wide range of prices on the different devices so there’s really no- one that you couldn’t get one for.
Here I am last night turning the Christmas tree lights on and off from the couch-
I’ll share pictures of the different units and who they’d be good for-
The Echo Show– Has A Screen That Constantly Scrolls Time, Relevant News, Will Show Your Cooking Timers, Play Prime Videos, Show The Weather, Plays Music with Lyrics If You Want Them And A Ton More Stuff. PERFECT For The Kitchen Counter. Normally $229 On Sale As Of Yesterday For $150 Get It At This Link
The Echo– Speaker That Fills The Room With Sound And Does What The Echo Show Does Minus The Screen. Perfect if you don’t care about the screen and if you only want to dip your toes before going all in you could get just this one and keep it in the kitchen, living room or bedroom. they provide excellent sound even for a pretty large room. Normally $100 On Sale For $80 Get It At This Link
The Echo Dot– Smaller Speaker That Does Everything The Echo Does But Is Smaller And Less Powerful Speaker. Perfect for the bathroom, bedside table, living room if you already have the larger Echo or Echo Show. Also perfect for kids gifts- they will absolutely be wowed and psyched. Can be used as an alarm clock, to play music, as questions and all the stuff you do with the larger units just better suited for smaller rooms or as add on’s throughout the house. We use one in our Master Bath to play music in the shower, ask the time, (I constantly ask for current sports scores).
Normally $50 but have been on sale for since Black Friday for $30. Get Them At This Link
At $30 these are absolute no-brainer gifts for young adults in your life or to try out in different locations in the house.
Smart Plugs– This Is What you plug tour Christmas Tree lights or lamps or other electrical device into to be able to turn them on and off with Alexa or if you’re away from home with the Alexa app.
Right now these plugs that are normally $28 are $5 when you purchase them in addition to an Alexa device. You’re CRAAAAZY NOT TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THAT
Special holiday offer! For a limited time, purchase select Amazon Echo devices and get a TP-Link HS100 smart plug for only $5. Discount will only be applied at checkout. When you’re adding the Alexa devices T your Cart Make Sure You Take advantage of the smartplug offer and add it!
I list a couple of the obvious uses that we use ours for but literally there are thousands of uses and differnt things they can do. Even the most expensive unit at $150 is a bargain considering how much it does. The thirty dollar units are just absolute steals for the functionality they provide.