I overheat easily, and have some chronic sinus issues, so needless to say, I checked out the Dyson Pure Cool immediately.
Anker already made a pretty decent Echo Dot clone, but the Eufy Genie’s speaker was...well, it wasn’t that much louder or better than the Dot’s. The Zolo Halo though is a big step up, packing in a perfectly respectable 5W speaker, along with the handsfree Alexa skills you’ve come to rely on. You can even link up to…
You can still get an Echo Dot for $40 as part of Amazon’s Valentine’s Day deals, but if you’re looking to stock up and put them all around your house, it might be worth saving an extra $5 by buying refurbished.
Depending on all the nuances of your lighting and living situation, Noon will either be a game-changer or make no sense at all.
The Fire TV Stick and the Echo Dot go great together. Both have Alexa support, and if you can’t find your remote, you can still use your voice to control playback via the Dot. Amazon’s currently selling a bundle with both of them for $70, which isn’t as cheap as you might see during major sale events, but it’s still a…
As Kinja Deals commenter ImALeafOnTheWind recently and correctly noted, the best place for your Echo Dot is on the ceiling, or even better, fully subsumed into another product. The Ecobee4 Smart Thermostat is one of the first products to offer the latter.
Alexa, ask Garmin to get me directions to a good deal.
While not nearly as ubiquitous as Nest’s Learning Thermostats, Ecobee’s smart thermostats one-up the competition by pairing with wireless remote sensors that you can place elsewhere in your house, giving the thermostat a more accurate picture of your home’s overall temperature.
It’s not the best deal we’ve ever seen, nor is it likely to be as good as what we’ll get on Black Friday, but if you’re in the market for an Echo Dot, Amazon’s marked them down to $40 today.
Rosetta Stone seems to be transitioning to a subscription model, and if you buy 24 months of access today, you can bundle in an Echo Dot for not much extra money at all.
Smartphone and Alexa-powered smart plugs are the easiest way to get started with home automation, and a two-pack for $37 is one of the best deals we’ve seen. This probably isn’t a brand you’ve heard of, but Amazon’s promoting them as a Gold Box deal, so they should be fine.