Do you want to know about the weather conditions for this weekend’s party? Alexa can give you the forecast for today, tomorrow or the week ahead. This is something really cool, imagine you want to go out, but Alexa is telling you it’s going to be raining cats and dogs. You won’t forget to take your umbrella. Alexa is of great help in such cases. Not only this, but you can also check the latest traffic and travel news, allowing you to plan your days activities more effectively.
If you’re the kind of person who always forgets friends birthdays, believe me, you’ll love Alexa. All you’ve to do is to add dates in the calendar, and Alexa will remind you before the dat so you have time to pick up a present. You can also set a timers or alarms, to make sure you are never late for office again. Have you lost your phone? Couldn’t find it after searching for hours? Oh, come on! Add the Find My Phone skill to Alexa, and with the help of TrackR, it will find your phone in seconds. Wow, this is mind-blowing.
There is nothing better than waking up to your favourite music every morning. With Alexa, just say ‘Alexa, wake me up at 8am with my morning playlist’ and you will be woken the next day by some of your favourite songs. You can ask Alexa to read you the latest headlines and find out what is going on in the world.
Fancy dining out tonight? Just ask Alexa about the best restaurants in the town before heading out.
Alexa can also be the center of your smart home. You can adjust your home temperature by merely giving a voice command to Alexa (Compatible smart thermostat required). Also, if you have smart lighting in your house, Alexa can turn them on and off too, simply by saying ‘Alexa, turn off the hall lamp.’ Alexa can also connect to compatible kitchen appliances, so you can start the washing, clean the dishes or even start dinner cooking while your are on your way home. Wow, the list of great features of Alexa is never ending.
It also offers increased security, and can control home security devices that enable you to lock and unlock doors set alarms and keep an eye on your property via cameras.
Some newer smart TV’s are now compatible with Alexa, so you can now control them with just your voice ‘Alexa, turn the volume up.’
Thinking to buy something on Amazon this weekend? Just ask Alexa, and it will place the orders and inform you when your items are due to be delivered. Ordering a ride with Alexa becomes of much ease, you can quickly request a taxi from Uber.
Felling a bit hungry? You can order your favorite food too! (This is what I like the most, pizza in minutes!) It also comes in handy if you’re feeling creative in the kitchen. Alexa will read you the recipe while you cook and you can set timers so you don’t leave your latest creation in the oven too long.
Once you have finished all that cooking Alexa can help with your healthy lifestyle. Ask Alexa for a seven-minute workout and it she will guide you through a routine, help you towards a healthier you.
You’ll find some excellent Amazon Echo enabled smart home devices nowadays. Let’s have a look at some of the popular Amazon Alexa devices.
With this fantastic Smart Thermostat, you can easily adjust the temperature of your house. With the help of the app and Alexa smart speaker, you can set the temperature only by voice commands.
One of the great things about this product is that it will learn your daily routine itself and adjust timings and heat accordingly. Nest will sense when there is nobody in the house and automatically turn down the heating.
The Nest Smart Thermostat is available in different finishes to match any decor and can be purchased with professional fitting.
The Yale keyless smart door lock gives you the freedom to secure your home without the need for a key. Unlock with a keycode, key card, key tag, remote fob and smartphone app.
Get peace of mind with the built in tamper alar and bank level encryption to make sure your lock is secure.The lock is powered by 4xAA batteries and will altert you when the batteries are running low.
Now you can quickly turn on or dim the lights of your room. All it takes is an Alexa voice command, and you can set the brightness of your lights to the desired level. One of the great features these lights is that you can set a routine for your home so that your lights automatically go on and off at the required time. Furthermore, they’re extremely easy to set-up and install.
Nothing can beat this smart speaker and now Amazon’s most popular smart spear has an LED clock that shows the time, outdoor temperature, and can display timers. A perfect addition to your nightstand, you can easily set the alarm by simply asking the Alexa.
Not only this, but you can also stream your favorite music. Thanks to the light sensor, it automatically adjusts the brightness at night so it doesn’t keep you awake. It can also update you on the weather conditions, read the news, and control all of your Alexa compatible devices.
So to sum up, Alexa is fast becoming the most versatile virtual assistants due to its wide range of products, ever expanding range of skills and ever growing range of compatible devices. It not only helps to make our lives a little easier but can also help to keep our homes warm and safe. There are other worthy contenders on the market such as Google Assistant and Apple Siri, but Alexa comes with so many features the others need to work hard to keep up.