15 Dic Amazon wants to change your life. Do you know about all its smart devices?
- Jeff Bezos’ company has not only conquered the world with its marketplace and audiovisual productions, but it also wants to change users’ lives.
- With the launch of Alexa and all its connected devices, it has managed to create a future that years ago could only be imagined.
The fact that Amazon is present in all areas of life is a reality: from being able to buy all kinds of products to watching first-class audiovisual productions, cloud services, intelligent and autonomous robots or supermarkets where you don’t have to go to the checkout.
Its main objective is always the same: the client. Therefore, its services are focused on making life easier for you as a consumer, through a simple payment system, fast returns, 24-hour delivery, etc.
But in addition to all these services, Amazon wants to help make your day-to-day life easier, faster and simpler through smart and connected devices. You probably know Alexa, its virtual assistant, but do you know the rest of the gadgets that will turn your home into one worthy of science fiction films?
Alexa and all of its Echo
It’s probably the best known of the whole range of products, and the question really should be «who doesn’t know Alexa?». Amazon’s virtual assistant has become the driving force behind the connected home of the future, in the present.
Thanks to its extremely sophisticated artificial intelligence it is able to understand, process and carry out millions of voice commands. This way, you can use it to completely manage every function in your home, such as turning on the lights, raising the blinds, turning on the TV, playing music, listening to the radio or simply asking it «what’s the weather like?».
Alexa is software that understands and processes the commands you give it, but it needs a series of devices which can pick up your voice and issue the response: the Amazon Echo.
These devices come in different sizes, colours and shapes, depending on the generation they belong to and the needs you have. They have to be connected to electricity, to your home’s WiFi network and they are the key to everything.
In fact, you can find them with powerful sound systems, such as the Echo Studio, which has Dolby Atmos technology; or the more recent 4th generation, which you can complete with Echo Sub to achieve professional quality bass sounds.
There’s also the Echo Show, a device with a screen that allows you to visually interact with the entire environment of your home. It also has a camera so you can see what’s going on in your home when you’re not there.
Last but not least, Alexa doesn’t leave you when you’re out and about. With Echo Buds, Amazon’s wireless headphones, you can take her with you anywhere; and even when you’re travelling by car you can have her with you thanks to Echo Auto. That way, you can ask her to turn on the heating for the time you get home or to preheat the oven.
Another of its best-known devices is the Kindle, the electronic books which helped the Seattle-based company to revolutionise the world of reading and entertainment back in 2007. Nowadays, there are a huge number of models and you can find them in different sizes, capacities, screen formats, etc.
Also, there are the Fire tablets, which allow you to enjoy the best series, books and games among other content. In the same line, we find the Fire TV Stick, which converts your conventional television into a smart one and can even manage everything with voice commands. And if you want to go a step further, there is the Fire TV Cube, which is Amazon’s most powerful media player.
Surveillance system? Done
Feeling safe and secure in your own home is a must. That’s why Amazon offers a wide range of sensors and devices to keep you in control of every corner of your home.
For starters, with the Ring doorbell, you can see who’s knocking on your front door and even detect if there’s movement near the door. Also, with the Blink cameras, you can keep an eye on both the inside of your home and the outside, even when there is no electricity, thanks to the wireless model.
But if you’re looking for an alarm system, what you need is the Ring Alarm kit, which includes different types of sensors and detectors that will provide you with real-time information about what’s happening in your home. What’s more, you can complete it to your liking with more devices and even sirens, all to make you feel 100% safe and always with the convenience of being connected to Alexa.
Completely revolutionise your home
Finally, we bring you three devices that will allow you to complete the automation of your home. Firstly, the Amazon eero (yes, in lowercase) is a WiFi router that connects to your modem and provides you with a stable and fast connection for all your devices in a 140 m² range, and you can link several if you want to cover more space.
Secondly, with Amazon Smart Air Quality Monitor you can measure the air quality at all times and thus control factors such as temperature, humidity or pollution and breathe the best air possible.
And last but not least, as it is in fact one of the most useful devices, the Amazon Smart Plug. This is the smart plug. What is it for? To be able to use Alexa to activate any electronic device that can’t be connected via WiFi to the rest of the house. For example, with it, you can tell Alexa to turn on the coffee machine, the heater, the air conditioning or to start your computer.
As you’ve seen, controlling all aspects of your home with your voice and in a smart way is a reality. Now, thanks to Amazon, you can save time on your daily tasks and focus on what really matters: enjoying life.