From Smartphone To Smart Home
You may already have a phone that can do just about everything… well home appliances are about to follow suit! And as Amazon launch a whole new range of Echo devices, Alexa is soon to be everywhere. Echo Basics Microwave You can start cooking by simple voice commands such as “Alexa, microwave a potato” and “Alexa, reheat my cup of coffee”. Echo Auto Talk to Alexa while you drive, call other Echo device owners, listen to Audible books, check traffic updates and even set routines so when you arrive home, the lights go on. Echo Wall Clock Can ask Alexa to set multiple timers which count down across the clock in a digital display of lights. Ring Video Doorbell 2: £169, Curry’s The video bell attaches to your door and when someone rings the bell, it notifies your phone instantly and you can speak to whoever’s there directly. LG Smart Refrigerator: £1,799.00, Curry’s You no longer have to keep a close eye on your fridge’s contents. Now, you can knock on the fridge door and it will display what’s inside and tell you what’s low or send a snapshot to your phone while you shop. The fridge even keeps an eye on expiry dates. NEST Thermostat: £209, Curry’s The learning thermostat… which, of course works through Alexa, your phone and other smart devices. It connects to your boiler and automatically controls heating and hot water by pre-settings or actually learning your routine.