Amazon Alexa-enabled devices such as the Echo, Dot and Tap are quickly finding their way into our homes and some would say into our hearts. Those of us who already rely on her every day to turn on the lights, make the house comfortable and order dinner will surely be asking for new ways to make our daily routine that much easier this holiday season. So before picking up a new sweater or a gadget that will find a permanent home on the shelf within a couple of weeks, why not check out our list of Alexa-enabled products to hide under the Christmas tree or surround the Hanukkah Menorah? If only we could get a real answer to “Alexa, how do you have a stress-free holiday?”
Belkin WeMo Switch Smart Plug
Belkin’s WeMo Switch Smart Plug makes it easy to turn your ordinary electrical outlet into a smart device. The Switch Smart Plug does not require a hub to use, so it’s ready to use right out of the box, from your stocking and into the wall outlet. Pair up the WeMo with Alexa and be ready to turn off the living room lights while watching TV from your bed. “Alexa, how do you say win-win?”
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Belkin – $30
The Triby is a perfect gift for someone who spends a lot of time in their kitchen. The device is Alexa-enabled and can be put up on the fridge thanks to magnets on the back. It’s perfect for listening to music, reading off recipes, leaving notes for people using its doodle app, and, on that rare occasion nobody wants to cook, ordering a pizza. We liked that the Triby is built to be used and abused by kids, so it can last past the holidays and into the new year.
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Invoxia – $200