[IN BRIEF] Retrospective: week of 13/04/2020

New week, new retrospective! If you missed any information, you will find below the main news of the Alexiens and that we have shared with our community. A week very rich in novelties and tests, judge from it ...


The week started with a test of the led strip Smart+ Outdoor from LEDVANCE. Ideal for enjoying your evening in the garden as long as possible, this connected led strip is of course compatible Alexa. A convincing product as you will see ...

[TEST] LEDVANCE tape Smart+: a multicolored Outdoor Flex LED strip for the most demanding

After this test, on this Easter Monday we also offered you a third tutorial for Home Assistant, where Aurélien explained to us how to access our Hass.io home automation box from outside.

[TUTORIAL] Home Assistant: access from the outside


We do not stop, here is a fourth tutorial to explain the integration of Blink cameras in Home Assistant. Many of you have Blink XT2 or other models of the brand ...

[TUTORIAL] Blink & Home Assistant: integrate your cameras


You like Home Assistant and the Deebot Ozmo 920 Ecovacs? That's good because here's how to integrate the data from your robot vacuum cleaner into the application with this new tutorial designed by Aurélien.

[TUTORIAL] Home Assistant: integrating an Ecovacs vacuum robot

Do you want a wireless switch so no headache for that damn neutral wire that poses so many problems? This test of the Aqara double switch without wire and without neutral will probably provide you with a low cost solution.

[TEST] Aqara: a double switch connected wirelessly and without neutral!

The news of the day concerns Disney stories : a skill that is already available in the USA and that we are impatiently awaiting to take advantage of the many stories offered by the entertainment giant ...

Disney Stories: a skill Alexa in collaboration with Amazon

Skills released today

A home automation skill: Kozii

The municipality of Saint-Aubin-du-Cormier offers his skill. An initiative that deserves to be taken up by all our town halls ...

Finally a new radio joins the store ofAlexa : CMF Radio EN



You have connected objects operating under the application Smart Life? You have started to create your home automation box ? here is our integration tutorial Smart Life (or Tuya) in Home Assistant.

[TUTORIAL] Tuya integration Smart Life in Home Assistant

The Alexiens present to you this Thursday the new roller shutter switch from Konyks: Vollo Max ! A convincing product which, in addition to offering automation and voice control, now has a configurable backlight.

Konyks Vollo Max: the roller shutter switch that always does more!

Our busy day continued with a test, or almost, of the Motorola AXH01 cordless phone announced compatible with our favorite voice assistant ...

[TEST] Motorola AXH01, the cordless telephone with Alexa : it will cut darling!

Finally, we end this rich day by hearing from our favorite confined who recounts his fourth week as a recluse in his diary soberly titled: Diary of a confined

Skills released today

Don't feel like reciting the multiplication tables all the time to help your blond head remember them? ask to Demo Table to do it for you. Tables 2 to 5 are available. Be careful, the name of the call has nothing to do with the name given to the skill which is: math with Emma!

Samsung has redone its application which cancels and replaces the old version: SmartThings


Info of the day for our gamer friends and Alexiens know that Razer Synapse to his skill on the France store

Razer Synapse lands on Amazon Alexa

Trying to change your old lock for a smart lock? Nuki offers you 50 days to test its Nuki Smart Lids and be satisfied or refunded.

Nuki Smart Lock: satisfied or refunded for 50 days!

On Friday, Aurélien had again concocted a tutorial to integrate HACS in Home Assistant. New to Home Assistant, you are not going to be bored!

[TUTORIAL] HACS: installation in Home Assistant


For this first day of the weekend, the Alexiens present to you the test of a small motion sensor: the Xiaomi Mi Motion Sensor.  

[TEST] Xiaomi Mi Motion Sensor: a formidably efficient miniature motion sensor

May should see the arrival of the Xiaomi Mi TV Stick. But what is it, then ?

Xiaomi Mi TV Stick: an Android TV streaming stick

Skills released today

A little game that is always nice and can pass the time: Mystery number where you have to find the number chosen by Alexa. Several difficulty levels are offered, ranging from easy to… impossible! An entire program.

The agency creation of Taïwa skills presents us an update of his skill: New life with a moment of relaxation dedicated to the confinement created by a sophrologist. A skill tested and approved by many Alexians.

[SKILL] A New Breath: discover sophrology with Alexa

Saturday Sunday

On this Sunday, Les Alexiens finally presented the JBL LIVE 500BT over-ear headphones review. A wireless headset more than convincing thanks to an irreproachable audio quality which, you will see it, is moreover rather accessible.

[TEST] JBL LIVE 500BT over-ear headphones: Alexa in a bubble

Finally, to conclude this very fruitful week in style, we found Mr. Confined and his journal which bring us an uncompromising weekly experience ...

[HUMOR] Diary of a confined: confinement S5, kilo 7, beer 108

Simple user and novice fallen into the pot Alexa, this one fascinates me and thanks to the boys, Jean-Christophe and Alexien Modo, I learn a little more every day. Loving the different aspects ofAlexa, I turned to skills to share my discoveries with you.