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Voice assistants are all but mundane these days, but Amazon's Alexa is good for more than asking for weather updates and music. Compatible Amazon Echo smart speakers and displays open up a range of possibilities -- from checking who's at your door to flipping on the lights when you walk into a room.
Amazon introduced its first Amazon Echo speaker in 2014. Ever since, voice commands have become an increasingly important part of how we interact with our smart home devices. Google Assistant and Siri have jumped on board with their own smart speakers and voice control, but the Alexa voice assistant was the first to champion voice integrations in the smart home.
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So, what are the best Alexa-enabled smart home devices today, you ask? Let's take a look.
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Amazon added an LED clock to its third-gen smart speaker to create the Echo Dot with Clock, and it's our favorite speaker for the price. Not only does this 2019 third-gen Dot boast impressive sound for its modest profile, but it also makes helpful information -- such as the time, timers and the outdoor temperature -- easily visible.
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While there are a lot of Alexa devices to choose from, the Echo Dot with Clock leads with its impressive performance, small footprint and sheer practicality. At just $60, this pint-sized smart speaker is an excellent entry point into the world of Alexa voice control. Read the Amazon Echo Dot with Clock review.
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