This smart speaker was recommended especially for its advantages of hands-free use to get information and control appliances in the house. It has a voice controlled assistant called Alexa that can "play music, answer questions, read the news, check the weather, set alarms, control compatible smart home devices, and more." When linked to smart home devices, you can use it to turn on lights, adjust thermostats, and lock doors. It can even help with daily tasks and keeping your schedule. If you are interested in using Alexa to control home appliances (for example, turning lights on and off), check out these Kasa Smart Plugs.
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I have an Amazon echo dot, as well as multiple “smart plugs” around my house. You plug things in & name them in the amazon app. When you need something to turn on, for example a lamp, you say, “Alexa, lamp on/off” & easily light up the room without having to travel across it in the dark, etc