With technology offering ways to smarten our home — it gets daunting for many to choose what product to choose or purchase. With all honesty, the majority of the consumers prefer to upgrade little by little instead of upgrading their home all at once. For us, we also like to opt for the DIY approach and convert one part of our home before moving on to the next.
Today, we’ve decided to explore our options into making our outlets smarter with Amazon Echo Dot and Wemo Mini Wifi Smart Plug. With minimal steps to take, the home automation process went by like a breeze. For a family who is into technology, upgrading our home was an absolute joy for relatively little cost or any hassle.
Amazon Echo Dot
The Amazon Echo Dot is a brilliant “personal assistant” that’s made smaller, more compact but for a fraction of the cost. It is available for $44.99 at Best Buy and makes a great addition to every home. I mean, we spend more than that when dining out — so what’s not to love?
Wemo Mini Wifi Smart Plug
As far as automating our outlets, by adding Wemo, we can easily power up devices like power plugs, light switches, and other devices. It also offers “Away Mode” option to help control the lights in your home randomly — making it appear that someone is actually home. The Wemo mini wifi smart plug cost $34.99 and is also available at Best Buy.
What I love the most is that I can automate nearly any device in our home. By simply plugging a fan, lamp, or coffee maker into the WeMo Mini, we can have control over everything.
It’s as easy as …1, 2 and 3!
“Alexa, please schedule the lights to turn on at 6 p.m.”
“Alexa, turn on the nursery light.”
“Alexa, turn off the fan.”
“Alexa, turn on the Wemo.”
“Alexa, turn on the TV.”
… and my favorite of all “Alexa, play some baby/nursery music.”
Now it’s easier than ever to take charge of our outlets. I don’t even have to worry about tiptoeing in our nursery when I can just schedule a time for it to turn on and off … or use voice commands while I am busy cuddling or breastfeeding our little one.
If you’re looking for ways to smarten your home, I highly recommend checking out Amazon Echo Dot and Wemo Mini Wifi Smart Plug. Shop here » http://bby.me/me333