Connected home with Alexa : 10 objects tested and approved

Le Black Friday 2021 ends tonight. After two weeks, we can say that it was time, especially since the offers were not really there this year. Fortunately, it was still possible to find some good deals and interesting connected objects. Before the end, here are 10 devices tested and approved by our editorial staff for a connected home with Alexa. Offers to be grabbed before tonight!

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1 - Amazon Echo 4: the basis for a good start

Fourth iteration of the iconic enclosure Alexa, Amazon Echo 4 is the perfect speaker to start! Offering HD quality sound, it delivers Clear highs, dynamic mids and deep bass for rich, detailed sound.

Listen to music streaming on Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer and more. Choose your favorite radio stations from the over 100 available thanks to TuneIn or with the skills ofAlexa, enjoy Audible podcasts or audiobooks by simply asking Alexa.

But your voice assistant is also that of your connected home, the ZigBee hub integrated into Amazon Echo 4 allowing you to control your home automation very simply and voice control your lights, sockets, locks and other sensors.

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Offered with 40% discount, Amazon Echo 4 is until tonight again at the price of 59.99 € with a Philips Hue White bulb offered. A good plan not to be missed!

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2 - Fire TV Stick 4K Max: entertainment with Alexa

This is undoubtedly the biggest success of the range during Black Friday. 40% more powerful than its predecessor, the Fire TV Stick 4K Max lets you launch applications like Netflix, Disney +, Prime Video or myCanal faster than ever, and enjoy smoother navigation and 4K Ultra HD picture vibrantly colored with technology support Dolby Vision, HDR, HDR10 + and audio Dolby Atmos immersive.

But the Fire TV Stick 4K also lets you do more with your connected home: access the front door camera feed without interrupting your schedule by embedding live video in your schedule. ask to Alexa check the weather forecast or dim the lights. You can even pair it with your speakers Amazon Echo !

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Usually at 64.99 €, the new one Fire TV Stick 4K is at 38.99 € until tonight. A business opportunity !

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3 - Philips Hue: the best of connected bulbs

It is true that they are expensive, but they are simply the best on the market. Philips Hue bulbs can be used directly on speakers Amazon Echo, with the ZigBee protocol on speakers equipped with a hub, but also in Bluetooth LE on the rest of the range.

Offering low latency and brilliant colors, these are the benchmarks in the industry. It must be said that Philips Hue is also a feature rich application and particularly pleasant to use.

In short, a " must have »Which you quickly risk not being able to do without!

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Usually offered at 119.98 €, the pack of 2 bulbs Philips Hue White & Color Ambiance + Smart Button is at 74.99 € only.

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4 - Ring Video Doorbell: compatible connected doorbells Alexa

Thanks to the Ring Video Doorbell, always be informed of all visits and receive instant notifications directly to your phone, your device Alexa or your Ring Chime when a visitor rings your doorbell or triggers motion detectors.

With a elegant design, this connected doorbell blends perfectly into its surroundings, whatever the style of your home, by connecting very simply to the wiring of your existing compatible doorbell or by using its built-in battery. It's up to you!

You can also choose a Ring Protect subscription to save, view and share the moments you missed (30-day free trial included with your purchase), or make do with free standard features such as instant notifications, live video, and two-way audio are available free of charge when all of your Ring devices are activated.

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Usually offered at € 99, the Ring Video Doorbell (2020) is at 79 € only until tonight.

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5 - Ring Alarm: the compatible security system Alexa

We love it and, to be honest, there are several of us in the editorial staff who use it on a daily basis in a personal capacity! Why? Because it is simply the best connected alarm for users ofAlexa and D'Amazon Echo. A complete, reliable, secure alarm ... And above all perfectly integrated into our voice assistant.

To put it simply, remember that Ring Alarm is a do-it-yourself alarm system that can be combined with an assisted surveillance and cellular connectivity service. Simply plug the base into a power outlet, connect to your home Wi-Fi through the Ring app, and pair your security system! Better yet, Ring Alarm pairs with your speakers with Alexa integrated in order to arm and disarm very simply using simple voice commands (and a PIN code of course).

Kit includes all you need to get started : a base, a numeric keypad, a contact sensor, a motion detector, a range extender and an optional Ring camera.

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Usually offered at 249 €, the kit Ring Alarm 5 pieces is currently at only 149 €. Hurry, it's over soon!

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6 - Blink Outdoor: the outdoor camera that ignores wires

Powered by 2 lithium batteries (supplied) with a 2-year battery life, the new BlinkOutdoor allows you to monitor your home day and night thanks to the infrared night vision inside and out since they are designed to weather resistant.

Receive notifications of movements on your smartphone or tablet, customize the motion detection zones in the application Blink HomeMonitor, view the live stream on devices Amazon Echo Show. You can even arm to disarm your system by voice by giving your PIN code to Alexa !

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Usually offered at € 119, the 1-camera Blink system (synchronization module included) is offered today at 54.99 € or -45% for a saving of 45 euros. Packs of up to 4 cameras are also available and you can purchase a Echo Show 5 for only 20 € more (in the limit of the available stock).

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7 - Netatmo thermostat: control your heating by voice

Save money with Netatmo thermostat and its heating schedule allowing you to always heat your home according to your needs. You are at work? He lowers the temperature and brings it back up just for your return. On holiday ? Program the Away and Frost Protection modes.

With the Netatmo Energy app, you can control your Netatmo Smart Thermostat remotely from your smartphone, tablet or computer or via voice assistants thanks to compatibility with Amazon Alexa of course, but also Apple Homekit, Google Assistant and many home automation boxes.

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Usually offered at € 179, the Netatmo thermostat is currently at 119.99 € or 35% discount. You can obviously add thermostatic heads or opt for the collective heating model or the new modulating Netatmo thermostat compatible with OpenTherm.

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8 - The Netatmo weather station: to know everything about the climate!

With its design that fits perfectly into our contemporary interiors, the Netatmo weather station was the very first product of the brand and the one that made its success. Connected, it allows you to consult your own weather reports on your smartphone or tablet, but also on a web browser. A real local weather forecast and not the approximate indications from Météo France… Thanks to a community map, you can also share your readings and consult those of the community to know at any time how much the weather is where you are.

You will find our test of the Netatmo weather station and additional modules such as the indoor module, the connected rain gauge or even the Netatmo connected anemometer. Yes, we have all tested them, and approved them, because each of the members of the editorial staff has one so much we find it brilliant!

Note, if you have the brand's thermostat, it can be based on the station readings to adapt your heating even better. A perfect combo, believe us!

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Compatible with voice assistants Alexa and Siri, the Netatmo weather station is only available today from 113.99 € on Amazon. Fr.

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9 - Roborock S7 +: the robot vacuum cleaner at the top

We elected him best robot vacuum cleaner 2021 ! It must be said that the Roborock S7 is full of qualities. Able to vacuum and wash at the same time, this year it is finally doing feats thanks to its sonic mop. A revolution !

Always gifted in navigation, you can also rely entirely on him thanks to his new station Self-Empty Dock equipped with a powerfulcyclonic suction. In short, we could discuss it for hours on end, but you will find everything in our Roborock S7 + review and test.

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Compatible with voice assistants Alexa, Google and Siri, the robot vacuum cleaner Roborock S7 + is offered today only at 499 € on Amazon. Fr. A high price, it is true, but it is that of the quality!

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10 - eero 6: the compatible Wi-Fi 6 router Alexa

Get the most out of your Wi-Fi by watching or listening to streaming content, gaming and working from any location in your home. Offering the very latest generation of Wi-Fi 6, the router Amazon Eero 6 covers up to 140 m² alone and supports more than 75 devices with flow rates that can go up to 900 Mb / s.

With this mesh router, no more dead spots and buffering: mesh Wi-Fi technology eero adapts to your space so you can play games, connect to video conferences, and stream 4K content with confidence and anywhere in your home.

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Usually offered at € 149, Amazon Eero 6 currently benefits from 35% discount with a module at only 97 €. You can obviously add more than one to say goodbye to Wi-Fi problems throughout the house!

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Bonus: Echo Show 15, the nerve center of your home connected to Alexa

Let's end in style with the most anticipated device of the year: Echo Show 15. The new screen connected to Alexa is indeed full of promises since it intends to allow us to control our connected homes from its screen 15,6 ″ Full HD, a need widely expressed by users wishing to be able to control their home automation by finger, eye and voice.

Designed to be mounted on the wall or placed on a compatible support, in portrait or landscape orientation, Echo Show 15 aims to help us stay organized, connected and entertained. Equipped with a new processor Amazon AZ2 Neural Edge, it brings together everything families need on a beautiful display.

With more options and customization features, Echo Show 15 will be more attentive than ever to everyone by offering each member of the house a personalized experience and their own screen thanks to a facial id.

Soon available for pre-order, Echo Show 15 will be offered at € 249.99. A price that may seem high, but the product may well revolutionize our use of home automation with Alexa !

Discover Echo Show 15 | 15,6 "Full HD connected display for home organization with Alexa

249,99  In stock
Amazon. Fr
July 6, 2022 9:51 a.m.

Functionalities

  • Alexa still has a lot to show you: optimize the organization of your home and enjoy your entertainment thanks to the connected Full HD (1080p) 15,6 "screen and the 5 MP camera. You can position your device in portrait or countryside.
  • Organization at a glance: use widgets Alexa to keep your home organized with calendars, personal reminders, to-do and shopping lists, and reminders.
  • Keep an eye on everything: With Picture-in-Picture, view video from compatible cameras even when you're doing other things, such as looking at the front door camera while watching the news.
  • Entertainment galore: Watch your favorite content with Prime Video, Netflix, and more. You can also listen to radio stations, podcasts and audiobooks with Amazon Music, Spotify and Audible.
  • Your memories in full screen: With the Photo Frame feature, you can use Echo Show 15 to display your albums Amazon Photos.
Fascinated by Alexa since the day I received it in beta test, I gradually became passionate about the subject, before deciding to go further by creating a site with Jean-Christophe. An activity that allows me to quench my thirst for new technologies and share my discoveries about the nicest of communities: Les Alexiens.