Amazon Echo Dot alone is a pretty unpretentious product, but that's all you need to control many different smart home products with just your voice. We have rounded out the top ten smart home accessories to buy with Amazon Echo Dot. It includes great products to entertain yourself, including Four TV Stick 4k for content streaming and an AmazonBasics Microwave that will automatically order popcorn when driving low – and much more.
Amazon's best streaming device
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K
Amazon updated its Fire TV stick in 2018 to support 4K HDR and also sends it with a very convenient remote control with built-in microphone. It works with Alexa and is an inexpensive way to upgrade any TV with HDMI input.
$ 35 on Amazon
Keep your speaker out of the counter
TotalMount Echo Dot Wall Mount
It is a good idea to mount an Amazon Echo speaker in the kitchen because it releases valuable space on the disc and also keeps the speaker from getting dirty. It also ensures that Alexa can always hear you and vice versa. This mounting includes 3M adhesive strips to protect your wall paint or screw hole for a more permanent installation.
$ 17 on Amazon
Upgrade your landline phone
Amazon Echo Connect
One of the less flashy products that Amazon released in 2018 was Echo Connect, which lets you connect your home phone line or VoIP to Alexa. This allows you to both answer and place calls using Echo Dot anywhere in your home without picking up the phone physically. It can be set up easily with or without access to the smartphone's contact list.
$ 25 on Amazon
Elegant way to track timers
Amazon Echo Clock
This Alexa-powered watch from Amazon is a great addition to your kitchen or anywhere in your house where you insert multiple timers. The 24-hour LEDs are kept up to date on all of your ongoing timers with Alexa, so you don't have to check in with updates – everything is visible at a glance.
$ 30 on Amazon
Alexa, make me a warm pocket
AmazonBasics Smart Microwave
This is another Alexa-powered product that may seem a little silly – until you start using it. There is an increasing number of preset defrost commands for different types of foods, and you can hit the Ask Alexa button, say the cook time, and Alexa will handle the rest. Alexa can also keep track of when you run low on popcorn and automatically order more with a 10 percent discount. Thanks Alexa!
$ 60 on Amazon
Two plugs are better than one
Aukey Smart Plug (2 pack)
Amazon offers its own smart plug that is sure to work with Alexa – but it does make Aukey's smart plugs and it offers two products for the price of one of the Amazon. This is one of the rare instances where Amazon is the underdog of the competition, so take advantage of it. These are perfect for controlling lamps or other plug-ins around your home!
$ 28 on Amazon
Alexa, turn off all the lights
Bed LED Smart LED Bulb Start Kit
Smart bulbs are a natural fit with smart home assistants like Alexa, but they can be expensive when you start. Bedding makes it very easy with a starter kit that contains the required hub along with two bulbs at a good price. From there you can fill up with an 8 pack of bulbs for just $ 60.
$ 32 on Amazon
Warm your home smarter
Nest Learning Thermostat
Now we get into the expensive accessories. A Nest Learning Thermostat should pay for itself over time, but since it is designed to make the home heat more efficient. It teaches habits and can turn the heat down when no one is at home. Then it can turn it on when you are at home. You can also connect and control things with your voice thanks to the high Alexa compatibility.
$ 209 on Amazon
Alexa, secure my home!
Ring Alarm Home Security System
Ring Alarm Home Security System lets you set up sensors around your home that sends you smartphone alerts if the sensors are triggered while the alarm is set. For an additional $ 10 per month, you can get everything professionally monitored 24/7, which is significantly cheaper than typical home security services. The coolest part is how Alexa integrates to let you arm or disarm the system, so you can literally make sure things are safe when you're out the door. [$19659005] $ 179 on Amazon
Know who's at the door
Ring Video Doorbell 2
There are a few very good reasons why you should spend a little more to get the Ring Video Doorbell 2. It has a better camera that delivers recordings from your front door at 1080p and is a quick-release battery that makes it easy to recharge the batteries. You can also plug things in if you have low voltage wires on the front of your house and you can replace the front panel. Connect it with an Echo Speaker and Fire TV Stick to throw the front door of your TV. Monitor your home from your couch! [$19659005] $ 169 on Amazon
It's pretty amazing how many cool smart home products work well with Alexa, but the most useful accessory on our list is not much more than custom plastic. There is something very smart about TotalMount wall mounting for Echo Dot. It lets you get your smart speaker on top of the bench and mounted near a wall outlet, ensuring that Alexa always hears you.
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