Essentials posts

Echo Show 5 – Amazon Announcement

May 29th, 2019 by

If you read my prior blog post, you’ll know that there were rumours of the Amazon Echo Show 5 which appears to have skipped a few numbers. However, as per the Amazon Press release, I can confirm that the Echo Show 5 has been announced for $89.99. Alexa adds new features, including how-to videos from

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Does Echo Spot Work With Ring Doorbell?

May 27th, 2019 by

Yes, the Echo Spot works with the Ring Doorbell products and does display a live video feed of the camera in the Ring Door Bell to the Echo Spot. The Echo Spot is essentially another tool which allows you to access your Ring device quickly. Simply ask Alexa “Alexa, Show me the Back Door“, Replacing

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The Best Cheap Smart Home Devices Under $100

May 23rd, 2019 by

When it comes to pimping out your Smart Home, it can seem daunting when looking at the price tags, everything new costs a LOT of money. So why not make a Cheap Smart Home? Once the infrastructure is in place (Check out my blog post on this here), we can look into gadgets which are

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Saving money with home automation – Unfolding the truth

May 21st, 2019 by

One of the main reasons I started looking into smart home technology was to see if there was any quality of life improvements I could apply to my everyday lifestyle – Saving money is most certainly one of them! How much money can I save with Smart Home Technology? For a fairly active living space,

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Alexa Easter Eggs – The ultimate guide

May 21st, 2019 by

All of these Alexa Easter Eggs can be tried on your Amazon Echo, Tap or Dot and some of which have multiple responses/replies, have a laugh with these and let me know in the comments if you have any further easter eggs! As you’re aware, I use the Amazon Echo Dot all over my place.

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The Only Amazon Alexa Skills and commands you need for your Echo device

May 18th, 2019 by

To install an Amazon Alexa Skill, you will need to login to your app via a mobile device or website browser and navigate to “Skills”, from here you can search these skills or use the links in this post to set this up directly. You can read more on installing Skills at my blog post

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