The Top 5 Alexa Devices For 2021: Amazon Echo, Wyze, Ring, and More
by Harry Williams Manager
Our home has become smarter over time and technology than it was ever before. We are equipped with tons of devices at our home, and the best part is, they can be controlled simply by voice direction. During last year, Amazon launched numerous new products along with Alexa features. One of them includes the newest Amazon Echo Smart Speaker.
But not to mention that other developers are working on innovation as well. And last year, a famous camera developer ‘Wyze’ launched various techs like the Wyze Cam v3, Wyze Video Doorbell, Wyze Sprinkler Controller, and more. Here, you will find the best Alexa Devices for your smart home with high-end techs such as:
Wyze Cam (2020): Best Smart Cam
The third generation Wyze Cam costs $20 just like its previous iteration. But despite the lower price rate, this gadget is one of our favorite techs overall. Wyze cam is offered with weatherproof housing, a wider field of view, a loud siren, and sharper night vision (better than its predecessor). Also, it offers an in-built microSD card slot and 14-day video clip storage for local storage. If you acquire an Echo Show smart display, you can add the feed of Wyze Cam on the screen with just a voice command.
Amazon Echo (fourth-gen): Best Smart Speaker
Last year our favorite Alexa speaker was Amazon’s third-gen Echo Dot with Clock. But this year has introduced some of the new product lines, and the fourth-gen flagship model Echo speaker gets the nod. The spheroidal speaker with $100 cost is more expensive in comparison to the fourth-gen Echo Dot with $50 cost. However, the cost is acceptable, given the improved sound quality and impressive smart home features. Amazon’s newer Echo speaker model sets the device’s shape apart. Here, the third-gen Echo offered improvement in sound quality but was barely noticeable. Now the fourth-gen has been designed like a ball-shaped speaker and carries better noticeable sound quality. Also, it includes impressive bass in a speaker, given the price range.
On account of the smart home, the fourth-gen Echo speaker contains an in-built Zigbee receiver. It carries a feature from the now-defunct Amazon Echo Plus. With Zigbee receiver allows the new Echo to work as a smart home connectivity feature for compatible bulbs, lights, plugs, and other accessories based on Zigbee. It indicates that you are allowed to use Echo as a hub. Even if you don’t need an additional hardware piece to access the devices online. The newest Echo Dot model is designed similar to the new Echo speaker. However, the improvement provided in the third-gen Echo Dot is not very appealing. And also costs about $50 whereas you can find it on sale for $30 cost.
August Wi-Fi Smart Lock: Best Security Lock System
August’s Wi-Fi Smart Lock is an impressive one available in the market today. It reconstructs to most standard deadbolts, which makes it easier to deal with without having to struggle with complicated installation. With in-built Wi-Fi, it becomes possible to control and access the smart lock remotely. You can access the smart lock via iOS or Android, and it doesn’t even require an August connect module.
The product is offered with a close/open sensor called as DoorSense. It is attached to the door where you have installed Wi-Fi Smart Lock. This way app gets to notify you whether the door is locked or not. And also informs the user if their door is open or closed. August’s Wi-Fi Smart Lock includes compatibility with the Alexa device. This way, you can lock or unlock your door through Alexa smart speaker. You only have to use your voice command.
Amazon Echo Show 8: Best Smart Display
The most popular smart display device these days is Amazon Echo Show 8. At $110, you get the best resolution and an eight-inch screen display. Also, it includes a camera shutter along with previous Amazon Smart display features. The Echo Show 8 is designed with an in-built Alexa Speaker. So, you can use it to command Alexa digital assistant to perform the tasks. And the tasks can be anything from playing music to telling you a joke. As it is a smart display, it provides modern compatibility with Alexa-powered security cameras.
You can ask Alexa to ‘answer the door’ when someone is ringing your peephole camera, and you will also be able to view the live feed on Echo Show 8. With this smart feature, you get to talk to the person directly from the smart display.
Ring Peephole Cam: Best Video Doorbell
Ring offers Peephole Cam at $150 and is undoubtedly a unique product existing today. Peephole Cam replaces traditional peepholes and also replaces the idea of installing a camera to a door frame or anywhere else. This implies that Amazon Alexa compatible devices are suitable for people living in the apartment. Especially for those people who want a smart doorbell without having to deal with the hardwired device. None of the rivals offer this kind of effortless solution for the security system.
With this innovative idea, people get to protect their homes uniquely. Not just that, but Peephole Cam also offers the easiest installation system for the doorbell. The good thing is, it includes modern Alexa integration. And yes, you can view the live feed on Amazon Smart Display and can chat with the person standing at your door. You can chat via an in-built speaker on the smart display with just one command “Alexa, answer the front door.
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