Tag Archive: Alexa


Get all the benefits of Alexa with better sound quality than an Echo

Get what Alexa has to offer without having to put up with an Echo’s subpar sound.

If you want everything that Amazon Alexa has to offer, but don’t actually want to put up with the Amazon Echo’s mediocre sound, you can get other speakers with Alexa built in!

Here are our top picks.

Sonos One Sugr Cube Minimalis Eufy Genie Libratone Zipp VAUX Cordless Sonos One

Sonos is the number one name in wireless home audio,  [Read More…]

The 4 best smart plugs for Alexa and Google Home

Save on your summer energy costs with the right smart plugs that work with both Google Home and Alexa.

Amazon Echo and Google Home speakers are so popular these days that we’ve crossed over from the early adopters to each finding a place within the mainstream culture. Both are functional if you’re like me you might not be convinced which assistant is right for you — that’s why I’ve got both Alexa and Google Home speakers set  [Read More…]

Own an Alexa device? Don’t miss out on these $10 smart home accessories

Buy now, think later.

Update: Both of the $ 10 deals are still available. These are amongst some of the best smart home discounts of the year. Make sure you get your order in before the offer expires.

Right now, you can grab TP-Link’s Wi-Fi smart plug mini or LIFX’s mini white smart bulb for just $ 10 at Amazon when you use coupon code SMART10 during checkout. This pricing is impulse buy territory, seriously. At  [Read More…]

Anker Roav VIVA review – add Alexa to your car for just $59.99

We took a look at the new Roav VIVA from Anker. Priced at $ 59.99, it’s a Bluetooth unit that promises to add Amazon Alexa to your vehicle. It’s a little pricier than most dual-outlet car chargers on the market, but does that Alexa integration make it worth the extra cost? Read on to find out.

Setting up an Anker Roav VIVA is pretty simple. Just plug the unit into an open port on your dash, pair your phone to  [Read More…]

At $10 each, these smart home accessories are no-brainer buys for Alexa device owners

Buy now, think later.

Right now, you can grab TP-Link’s Wi-Fi smart plug mini or LIFX’s mini white smart bulb for just $ 10 at Amazon when you use coupon code SMART10 during checkout. This pricing is impulse buy territory, seriously. At $ 10 each, you can afford to give both a try and finally see what all the smart home stuff is about, or expand your current one at a small cost.

This promotion is only  [Read More…]

How to use Alexa Cast with Amazon Music and Echo speakers

Now you can cast your tunes from Amazon Music to your Echo speakers!

Amazon’s Alexa Cast is a new feature built into the Amazon Music app that lets you cast music to your Echo speakers and control everything from your phone.

While Spotify has allowed you to connect and play music on smart speakers using Spotify Connect, the functionality has been missing from Amazon’s music streaming service. For that reason, many Amazon Prime subscribers are also Spotify  [Read More…]

What is Alexa Cast, and how does it compare to Google Cast?

It’s everything you loved about Google Cast… except for Amazon Alexa.

Android users have enjoyed the ability to cast media from their phones using Google Cast and Chromecast products and apps since 2013, and now Amazon is adding a new feature for it’s Echo speakers called Alexa Cast.

Currently exclusive to Amazon Music, the new feature lets you cast music to your Echo speakers and control everything from your smartphone.

How does it stack up against Google  [Read More…]

Best Smart Locks that Support Amazon Alexa

Smart locks don’t have to be a pain to install or use, or prohibitively expensive.

Making your home smarter seems to be all the rage these days. There are smart speakers, smart TVs and other accessories to let you control your life with your voice. One of the most noticeable improvements in a home can be from installing smart locks, so you never have to fish a key out again.

These are the best smart locks that  [Read More…]

Alexa Cast lets you send your Amazon Music playlist to Alexa devices from your phone

Have an Alexa-powered device around the house? Then you’ll be pleased to know that Amazon announced today a new feature called Alexa Cast which will allow users to control what’s playing on their Alexa device from their smartphone.

For the time being, Alexa Cast works only with the Amazon Music app in order to let you play, pause and rewind songs, all from your Android and iOS device.

Once users update the app on their phone, they should notice a  [Read More…]

Amazon’s portable Tap speaker with Alexa built-in has dropped to $85

No summer adventure is complete without some good music.

The Amazon Tap Alexa-enabled portable Bluetooth speaker is down to $ 84.99 on Amazon. This the first price drop we’ve seen since last year. While not great as great as some of the deals we saw over Black Friday, it’s been a while since the Tap has moved from its $ 130 price at all.

Unlike other Amazon devices, like the Echo Dot, the Tap isn’t chained to an  [Read More…]