Technological advancement has led to series of innovation in the business world. Thus new innovative
products are introduced into the market on daily basis. These products have made the world easier and
more comfortable to live. One of the most recent technological breakthroughs is the introduction of
Amazon echo is a hands-free speaker controlled with voice. It functions with the aid of personal
assistant software known as Alexa. All the smart activities carried out by Amazon echo are implemented
by Alexa. It helps users to perform various tasks and system.
It listens to commands, answer questions,
play music and control smart home devices. Amazon echo does not work in isolation; rather it works
with other devices to perform the various smart functions for home. There are several devices that are
compatible with Amazon echo. Some of the devices are;
Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance Starter
Philips hue smart bulb is one of the devices that
is compatible with Amazon Echo. It is characterized by smart and connected lighting solutions
tailored towards building a smart home. Each of the lighting are usually tagged unique names
that are recognized by Alexa which will now be programmed to make a smart home. Once the
system is properly installed, the user just called the name of one of the light and issues a
command either to switch on or off the light and Alexa will execute the command.
Logitech Harmony Advance Home Control
Logitech harmony advance control is another
device that can be used with Amazon echo. It is used for controlling home theatre and smart-
home gadgets. This device work directly with Amazon echo personal assistant to make control
system of the home entertainment devices smart by operating them through voice command.
Nest Learning Thermostat, 3rd Generation
The nest learning thermostat is highly compatible
with Amazon echo. This device is very easy to operate and it has a big colorful display system.
One of the most unique features of Nest learning thermostat is the fact that it automatically
adapts as the life and seasons of the users change. Once it is used for a while, it will
automatically program itself. When this device is properly optimized, it helps the users to
reduce energy bill drastically.
Blink Home Security Camera System
This is an internet connected security camera system that
provides a complete security for homes. It is a popular home security camera system choice
among most people. This is because of the fact that it is very affordable and easy to install. This
camera system is compatible with Amazon Echo and they can be operated smartly through
Alexa voice command.
Insteon Starter Kit
Isteon starter kit is a combination of smart devices that include Isteon hub
and two dimmer modules. Both the hub and dimmer modules are compatible with Amazon
echo. They can be controlled with Alexa using Amazon echo. One of the reasons why people are
gradually keying into Insteon starter is the fact that it is very flexible and allows a user to issue a
command from any device.
TP-Link Smart Switch
TP-link smart switch is a standard switch control system that allows users
to create schedule for their lights and set timers. This smart device works with Alexa on Amazon
echo and enables users to control their light, fans and other electrical fittings in their home
remotely irrespective of where they are. It is used with companion apps that make it possible
for users to check on devices remotely.
Wemo Smart Plug
This is a smart connected plug that works with Alexa on Amazon echo. It is
very easy to setup and doesn’t require any complicated installations before it can operate. Once
the smart plug is connected to a socket, it can control all the devices that are plugged into it.
From the smart plug, users can set custom power time for their devices and synchronize lights
with sunrise and sunset. Wemo smart plug comes with a companion app that is compatible with
smart phones running on Android or IOS platforms.
Samsung Smart Things Outlet
This is a smart device that is compatible with Amazon echo. It
works with Alexa and it enables users to control their lights, electronics and small appliances.
With this outlet, users can automatically turn on and off their devices by setting timers. It
restricts the power of appliances thereby saving energy. The fact that it notifies users when any
appliances are switched on mistakenly makes it a safety device and helps to reduce the
tendency of electric fire.
Rachio Smart Sprinkler
Rachio Smart Sprinkler is a flexible sprinkler controller that is easy to
install and works with Alexa on Amazon echo. It is highly automated and easily adapts to
weather conditions, changing schedules etc. It creates accurate schedules that are customized
to the yard it is installed in through yards specific details and advanced water algorithm. The
sprinkler is so beautifully designed that when it rains, it skips watering the yard.
Netatmo Weather Station
Netatmo weather Station is an Amazon echo compatible device that
gives real time accurate weather and air quality measures. This device is tailored towards giving
accurate measurement of temperature, carbon dioxide concentration, air pressure and
humidity. With a Smartphone, it can work with Alexa on Amazon echo and users can initiate a
voice command to the application and Alexa will execute the command.
The desire to make our home smart has led to the introduction of different smart devices that can be
used remotely to control some of the appliances in our home. In order to keep up with the trends in the
society and make your home to be stylish, there is need for people to key into these smart technologies
that have made life easier and more comfortable to live.