Best Alexa-compatible Smart Home Gadgets for 2018


January 5, 2018 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Smart Home


Amazon Echo

The smart speaker that can control your whole house

Features : 9Usability : 8Design : 8Performance : 7
More than two years after its debut, the smarter-than-ever Amazon Echo remains one of the best connected home products money can currently buy.



Philips Hue White LED Starter Kit

Best Alexa-compatible smart bulbs

Features : 9Usability : 8Design : 8Performance : 7
Philips Hue’s lighting platform is terrific even without Alexa involved, and this white-light-only starter kit is your most affordable way in.



Lifx Color 1000

Best Alexa-compatible color-changer

Features : 9Usability : 8Design : 8Performance : 7
It’s not Hue you think. Alexa still can’t change the colors of Philips bulbs, so go with Lifx, which offers its own custom Alexa skill for voice-activated color changes.



Lutron Caseta In-Wall Wireless Smart Lighting Kit

Best Alexa-compatible smart switches

Features : 9Usability : 8Design : 8Performance : 7
WeMo Switches are cheaper, but Lutron’s switches actually let you dim the lights. They also work with three-way switch setups (WeMo Switches won’t), and they offer a much better slate of features, too.



Haiku Home Haiku Light

Best high-end smart lights for Alexa

Features : 9Usability : 8Design : 8Performance : 7
They’re expensive, but Haiku Home’s overhead smart fixtures work flawlessly with Alexa, and look terrific doing it. They also pack built in presence detectors.



Emerson Sensi

Best Alexa-compatible thermostat

Features : 9Usability : 8Design : 8Performance : 7
We wouldn’t blame you for splurging on something from Nest or Ecobee, but this thermostat from Emerson will do the job just as well at a much lower cost.



Neato Botvac Connected Robot Vacuum

Best Alexa showcase

Features : 9Usability : 8Design : 8Performance : 7
Admit it. You want to tell an artificial intelligence to tell another artificial intelligence to clean your carpets. With Alexa and Neato, you can — plus, it’s one of the best robot vacuums we’ve tested.



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