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How to disable the microphone on the Amazon Echo

The Amazon Echo lineup offers some of the most cost-effective and efficient products to enter the world of smart homes. However, there are times when you don’t want the microphone always listening — such as an Amazon event where they’re saying Alexa every 30 seconds, or figuring out where to bury a dead body — but turning off the microphone on an Amazon Echo is a single click away.

Products used in this guide Amazon: Echo Dot ($  [Read More…]

The smart home conundrum: Amazon or Google?

If you want to make your house as smart as it can be, you’ll need to make a choice.

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve dreamed about having a “smart” home. I grew up watching The Jetsons and reading about the future, and while most of my friends were waiting for flying cars I just wanted to be able to talk to my house and have it do things. Not crazy things, mind you, just simple  [Read More…]

What do you actually get with an Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition?

Best answer: The Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition is quite the little bundle: an Amazon Echo Dot (2nd gen), a kid-friendly case in one of three bright colors, a power adapter and cable, a 2-year worry-free warranty, and a 1-year subscription to FreeTime Unlimited.

Amazon: Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition ($ 70)

What’s in the box?

The Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition may not seem like a bundle, but indeed it is. This $ 70 bundle  [Read More…]

Should you buy the Amazon Echo Dot (3rd gen) or a Google Home Mini?

We’re a virtual company made up of tech experts from across the globe. We live and breathe smart home technology, so if you’re just stepping into this exciting new tech space, we’re here to help set you in the right direction.

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd gen)

Our Pick

$ 50 at Amazon

Pros Supports speakers with Bluetooth or 3.5mm connection. Fresh design with a fabric finish. Easy to connect multiple Echo speakers. Cons Lacks some features  [Read More…]

Best Amazon Fire TV Deals for September 2018

The Amazon Fire TV Stick is a godsend for those of us who want to stick with our trusted non-smart television and also want to access Netflix on it, but there are also Fire TVs which have all the capabilities of Amazon’s Fire TV stick built into the TV itself. They’re generally affordably priced, but the best time to purchase one is during a sale. Below are the best deals we could find to help you locate the  [Read More…]

Amazon Echo Plus (2nd gen) vs. Google Home: Which should you buy?

We’re a virtual company made up of tech experts from across the globe. We live and breathe smart home technology, so if you’re just stepping into this exciting new tech space we’re here to help set you in the right direction.

Amazon Echo Plus (2nd gen)

Got it all

$ 149.99 at Amazon

Pros Half the size of the previous generation Fresh design with a fabric finish Built-in Zigbee hub Bluetooth and line-out for speakers Cons  [Read More…]

Get lifetime access to Rosetta Stone + $20 Amazon Gift Card for $179 today

Hola, como estas?

As part of its daily deals, Amazon is offering lifetime access to Rosetta Stone (both online and mobile) for just $ 179. To sweeten the offer a little more, Amazon is including a $ 20 gift card with the language of your choice, which is double what it offered last time during a similar promotion. There are tons of languages to chose from, including Chinese, German, French, Spanish, Arabic, English, and more, and each  [Read More…]

Does the Amazon Cloud Cam work with other Alexa products?

Best answer: Yes! Amazon Cloud Cam works perfectly with Amazon Alexa, as well as some Amazon Echo displays and Amazon Fire devices.

Amazon: Amazon Cloud Cam Security Camera ($ 120)

Which Amazon products does the Amazon Cloud Cam work with?

You can use any Amazon Echo speaker or other Alexa device to replay alerts, speak to whoever is near your Cloud Cam, and more. If you have an Echo Show, Echo Spot, Fire TV, or Fire  [Read More…]

Amazon Alexa’s app redesign makes navigating your smart home easier

This is happy. Alexa, do not play Despacito.

With Amazon’s huge lineup of smart devices, all new generations coming out, and new toolkits giving developers even more freedom to experiment, the Alexa voice assistant has firmly entrenched herself as one of the top voice control smart home systems around. The primary way to control Alexa, outside of yelling at her (be nice!), is through the free app. Now that app is getting a face-lift and it’s looking better than  [Read More…]

Best mounts for your Amazon Cloud Cam

The Amazon Cloud Cam is the Alexa-enabled home security camera of the Amazon-lover’s dreams. It’s great on a table or desk, but if you have pets or kids who might knock it over, or if you want to set it at a different vantage point, you’ll want a mount. There aren’t too many options available right, but below you’ll find the best of what’s around.

Amazon’s choice TotalMount hole-free wall mount

Who better than Amazon to pick a  [Read More…]