If you got an Amazon device for Christmas, then you need these fun and helpful add-ons.
While housekeepers and house sitters may cost you a pretty penny, you can still get yourself the extra help for a whole lot less thanks to Alexa and these handy home products.
Simply queue them up with your Alexa device (the Amazon Echo, Amazon Echo Dot, Amazon Echo Show, and more), and these affordable items will help you adjust the temperature in your home, greet guests at your door, feed your dog, clean your house, and even make your daily cup of joe.
And since each gadget features hundreds—and in some cases, thousands—of positive, four- and five-star reviews, you can feel great about your tried-and-true purchase that’s loved by tons of fellow Amazon shoppers. So we say, go ahead, and give yourself that extra helping hand you need around the house with these Alexa-friendly accessories and products. You deserve it!
Best Alexa-Compatible Outlet: Etekcity WiFi Smart Plug
While many other smart outlets require a timely installation or big bucks, you can plug this inexpensive pair into your pre-existing sockets in seconds. With these convenient plugs, you can control your lights, turn appliances on or off, track your power usage, and much more.
To buy: $20, amazon.com.
Best Alexa-Compatible Coffee Maker: Behmor Connected Customizable Coffee Maker
Wake up to the smell of coffee by scheduling this brewing system to begin a few minutes before your alarm goes off or simply let Alexa know you need a cup as soon as you wake up. While it can’t do much about your early call time, this compact kitchen gadget is sure to make your mornings much better.
To buy: $170, amazon.com.
Best Alexa-Compatible Thermostat: Nest Learning Thermostat (Third Generation)
Save money on your heating and cooling bills with this savvy thermostat that learns when you are home and programs itself according to your schedule.
To buy: $212, amazon.com.
Best Alexa-Compatible Lock: Schlage Z-Wave Connect Camelot Touchscreen Deadbolt with Built-in Alarm
Instruct Alexa to lock your doors at night, and you’ll never forget again!
To buy: $169, amazon.com.
Best Alexa-Compatible Doorbell: Ring Video Doorbell 2
Can’t afford a butler? This helpful device allows you to greet guests from wherever you are and adds an extra layer of security to your home thanks to its ability to detect motion outside of your home.
To buy: $199, amazon.com.
Best Alexa-Compatible Indoor Camera: Amazon Cloud Cam Security Camera
Keep an eye on your dog while you’re out, use it as a baby monitor in the nursery, or give your family peace of mind knowing you can check in to see what’s going on while you’re away. You’ll find that this indoor camera comes in handy time and time again.
To buy: $120, amazon.com.
Best Alexa-Compatible Outdoor Camera: Zmodo Wireless Security Camera System
This weatherproof camera’s built-in night vision makes it ideal for keeping tabs on your abode at all times.
To buy: $64, amazon.com.
Best Alexa-Compatible Vacuum: iRobot Roomba 690 Robot Vacuum
Before you leave the house, instruct Alexa to get this Roomba vacuum going and you’ll come home to spotless floors and clean carpets.
To buy: $300, amazon.com.
Best Alexa-Compatible Pet Feeder: Arf Pets Automatic Pet Feeder and Dispenser
Feed your furry friends while you’re at the office or on-the-go with this Alexa-operated device. And thanks to its camera, you can even check in to see how they’re doing while you’re away.
To buy: $179, amazon.com.
Best Alexa-Compatible Kitchen Tool: Amazon Dash Wand
Turn Alexa into your very own personal shopper with this handheld piece that can scan your go-to household items and add them to your Amazon shopping cart. You can also read it your grocery list and order what you need from anywhere in your home. What’s more, it works as a portable assistant that can answer questions, track your to-do list, and much more.
To buy: $20, amazon.com.