How about being able to switch on the light, get the coffee machine working, get the geyser on and listen to the music of your choice, while you’re still in bed cozily snuggled in your blanket? Sounds magical? Let Alexa be the wizard in your life and let you voice control everything in the house! Amazon Echo devices are smart speakers designed entirely around your voice—they are always ready, hands-free, and fast. Alexa is the brain behind Echo devices. Just ask, and Alexa will answer questions, play music, turn the lights on and off, give sports scores, check the weather, call your friends and family and more. With Alexa and hands-free voice you can make your home Smart Home this festival season. When Echo detects the wake word “Alexa”, the device’s light ring turns blue and begins streaming the request to the cloud where Alexa processes the request. You can now control your Smart Home cameras, ACs, TVs and set-top boxes with your voice. Using Amazon Echo, you can also switch on the lamp, turn on the geyser without getting out of bed or dim the lights from the couch to watch a movie—all without lifting a finger. Amazon has also introduced a new line-up of Echo devices making it even easier to bring the features and convenience of Alexa to any room in your home. Echo Plus is a must-buy for your smart home upgrade this festive season, as now you can completely voice control your world. It comes with a ZigBee Hub that makes connecting with smart devices all the more convenient.
All-New Echo Dot—Now with a New Design and More Powerful Sound—The next-generation Echo Dot features a new fabric design and more powerful sound—and it is still the best way to add Alexa to any room. With an all-new curved shape and fabric finish, Echo Dot is available in Charcoal, Heather Gray, and Sandstone, so you can easily mix and match with your decor. The new Echo Dot plays music louder with richer sound, all in a compact design. Connect to your home theatre or favourite speaker via Bluetooth or 3.5mm audio cable for even bigger and better sound. Put an Echo Dot in every room to ask for information or the weather, play your favourite music in a multi-room music grouping, set timers and alarms, and control compatible smart home devices.
All-New Echo Plus—New Design, Upgraded Sound, Built-In Smart Home Hub and More Ways to Control Your Smart Home— With its built-in Zigbee smart home hub, the all-new Echo Plus makes setting up compatible smart home devices easy. Just say, “Alexa, discover my devices,” and Echo Plus will automatically discover and setup compatible lights and plugs without the need for additional hubs or apps. Echo Plus now includes an embedded temperature sensor. Echo Plus has a larger 3” Neodymium woofer and increased back volume so that the bass feels stronger and the mids and highs are clearer. It also features an all-new fabric design and is available in Charcoal, Heather Gray, and Sandstone.
Smart Lights – You can control a wide array of products using Alexa in India including smart lights from brands such as Philips Hue, Syska, TP-Link and more.
Smart Plugs – Smart Plugs have made it simpler to make any appliance in your home connected and voice controlled. Alexa even resolves the conflict of who will get up to switch on the geyser in the morning. All you have to say is ‘Alexa, switch on the geyser’. The ecosystem is rapidly growing in India with popular smart plug brands such as Thrumm, TP-Link, Vetaar by Anchor and Crabtree by Havells’s addition to the Alexa Smart Home skills store in India. Tadka smoke is a common sight in kitchens in India and can be quite discomforting. Alexa helps you get the exhaust fan working without even moving towards the switch board. Various Indian startups such as Oakter a smart plug for hi- powered appliances and Smarteefi a WiFi enabled Smart Power Strip have also become popular.
Smart devices – iRobot has recently launched a selection of Alexa compatible Roomba smart vacuum cleaners that can be activated just by your voice.
Mi Air Purifier 2S – The New Mi Air Purifier 2S comes with OLED display which shows real time AQI, Temperature and Humidity level. Control this product with your voice through select Alexa devices.
Syska TL-1007-I 7W Smart Table Lamp – Compatible with Amazon Alexa It’s one of a kind lamp, which can help you in choosing from three different colour temperatures – yellow, warm white and white. Its dimmable feature allows you to adjust the brightness.
Smart Voice Remotes – No more searching for those multiple remotes as Alexa makes channel surfing easier than ever before. Alexa now supports Smart Voice Remotes or IR Blasters such as OakRemote from Oakter and Silvan Sirus. These smart remotes replicate the infrared codes of conventional remotes and enable customers to voice control existing devices like ACs, TVs and set-top-boxes. These devices come pre-configured for major satellite TV providers and customers can switch on/off their TVs and set-top boxes with their voice commands when paired with Alexa.
Alexa-enabled Smart TVs – Sony’s latest Bravia Smart TV (select models) now come pre-installed with an Alexa skill to help customers control their TVs using their voice and speaking to their Echo devices. Customers will be able to switch their TV on/off, change channels, change the volume or input source and much more just by talking to Alexa.
Smart Kitchens – Echo devices can make your time in the kitchen a lot more interactive and enjoyable. In addition to enjoying the benefits of home automation through any of the four Echo devices and smartening your regular devices and appliances with an Alexa-compatible smart plug – Alexa can be your buddy for exploring new recipes, finding information of food items, ordering items for the kitchen and so on.
Give your home a makeover that’s attractive, easy on the pocket and effortless this festive season.