Amazon Basics is enriched with a range of compatible switches Alexa

After a air quality monitor and compatible thermostat Alexa, Amazon just launched a range ofconnected switches Amazon Basics. The e-commerce giant continues to develop its offer smart home with four models of Wi-Fi switches designed to work with its voice assistant, but without a hub…

Amazon Basics: compatible Wi-Fi switches Alexa

In the Basics range, simplicity comes first. In this, the new connected switches Amazon Basics are unfailingly sober. Available in white only, they are available in four models: 1 single channel, 1 channel with dimmer, 3 single channels and 3 channels with dimmer.

All of this connected switches do not require no hub and rely on the 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi to control LED or CFL bulbs up to 150W, or even old incandescent up to 600W. They are very easy to install with theapplication Alexa and are obviously controlled just as easily using simple voice commands from speakers Amazon Echo or Fire TV devices. They can also be used in routines to create automations or to control other connected objects.

Unfortunately, as our colleague reveals The Verge, these switches are for the exclusive use ofAlexa and will not a priori be compatible with the Matter universal home automation standard. Chris DeCenzo, Senior Software Development Engineer at Lab126 atAmazon, in fact told him that “Matter was just an idea when these devices were in development, so we designed the product to work over WiFi without the need for a hub to do so. "

Little adapted to Europe because of their american format and neutral wire required to use them, the Wi-Fi switches Amazon Basics are offered between $ 17.99 and $ 20.99 on Affordable pricing that demonstrates the company's desire to democratize Smart Home by offering everyone easy-to-use home automation ...
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