Best Smart Home HUB Devices 2018 : Reviews

Smart Home HUB

Since Amazon introduced the Echo smart speaker in 2014, Amazon has steadily become the popular name in smart home products on the market. If you’re looking to outfit your house with smart lights, digital locks, security cameras, thermostats, and more, then you’re going to need a smart home hub to connect them all together. That’s why every tech company wants to integrate its products with Amazon’s customizable virtual assistant, Alexa. Not only does it work with a wide range of devices, but its logic lets you set up fairly robust rules to trigger devices.

To help you understand Alexa’s reach, we’ve created this comprehensive guide. We’ll be continuously updating it as new integrations are announced, in order to help you build the smart home that’s right for you.

Below you’ll find a list of all the product categories Alexa covers. Click on any category to see what’s available.

Bestseller No. 1
Echo Dot (2nd Generation) - Black
  • Echo Dot (2nd Generation) is a hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses Alexa to play music, control smart home devices, make calls, send and receive messages, provide information, read the news, set music alarms, read audiobooks from Audible, control Amazon Video on Fire TV, and more
  • Connects to speakers or headphones through Bluetooth or 3.5 mm stereo cable to play music from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn. Play music simultaneously across Echo devices and speakers connected via cable with multi-room music.
  • Call or message almost anyone hands-free with your Echo device. Also, instantly connect to other Echo devices in your home using just your voice.
  • Controls lights, fans, TVs, switches, thermostats, garage doors, sprinklers, locks, and more with compatible connected devices from WeMo, Philips Hue, Sony, Samsung SmartThings, Nest, and others
  • Hears you from across the room with 7 far-field microphones for hands-free control, even in noisy environments or while playing music
Bestseller No. 2
Echo Dot (2nd Generation) - White
  • Echo Dot (2nd Generation) is a hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses Alexa to play music, control smart home devices, make calls, send and receive messages, provide information, read the news, set music alarms, read audiobooks from Audible, control Amazon Video on Fire TV, and more
  • Connects to speakers or headphones through Bluetooth or 3.5 mm stereo cable to play music from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn. Play music simultaneously across Echo devices and speakers connected via cable with multi-room music.
  • Call or message almost anyone hands-free with your Echo device. Also, instantly connect to other Echo devices in your home using just your voice.
  • Controls lights, fans, TVs, switches, thermostats, garage doors, sprinklers, locks, and more with compatible connected devices from WeMo, Philips Hue, Sony, Samsung SmartThings, Nest, and others
  • Hears you from across the room with 7 far-field microphones for hands-free control, even in noisy environments or while playing music
SaleBestseller No. 3
TP-Link Kasa Smart Plug, No Hub Required, Wi-Fi, Control Your Devices from Anywhere, Control Heavy-duty Devices with Loads up to 15A, UL certified, Works with Alexa, Google Assistant, IFTTT and Cortana (HS100)
  • Works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant for voice control. Requires a secured 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi network connection
  • Turn electronics on or off from anywhere with your tablet or smartphone using the free Kasa app (Compatible w/ Android 4.1 or higher & iOS8 or higher).
  • Use Away-Mode to turn devices on and off at different times to give the appearance that someone is home while you are away.
  • Easy to use and install. Just plug a device into the Smart Plug and connect to your Wi-Fi network. 120VAC Volt Compatible.
  • Schedule the Smart Plug to automatically power electronics on and off as needed, like setting lights to come on at dusk or turn off at sunrise.
SaleBestseller No. 4
Feiyen Outlet Wall Mount Hanger Holder Stand Only For Amazon Echo Dot 2nd Generation Without Mess Wires Or Screws, Compact Holder Case Plug in Kitchens, Bathroom And Bedroom (White)
  • Easy Setup - Great alternative to others that require drilling holes. Installs it in seconds without user guide. There is a secure lock to greatly keep the dot from dropping down and a seamless footprint perfectly packing the orginal power adapter from Your Echo Dot.
  • Perfect Cord Arrangement - Say goodbye to mess long cord bunched up behind the Echo Dot and be off of the counter top of kitchen, bathroom and bedroom with our specific power cable.
  • Voice Recognition Improvement - The microphones and speakers are all exposed. Your Echo Dot is actually more responsive in this position with the microphones facing out from the wall. There is a rear openings for maximum sound output.
  • Elegant Decoration - It's nice to have it suspended off of the flat surface with these outlet plug accessories of echo dot. Move your Dots to more convenient locations and give your outlet space a lot cleaner and tidier look. Never block the plug of any outlets. It also can be echo dot stand on the counter. Why not buy it as a great Christmas gift with the beautifully designed packaging.
  • Notes - ONLY FITS Echo Dot 2nd generation!
SaleBestseller No. 5
iHome iAVS1 Bedside Stereo Speaker System for Amazon Echo Dot [Dot sold separately]
  • Specially designed to power & connect your Amazon Echo Dot, Includes insert for Gen 1, Gen 2 & charging cable for Echo Dot
  • Stereo sound for room-filling music;Weight: 1.64 lbs,Dimensions: 6.70" W x 2.13" H x 6.70" D
  • Additional USB port for charging for phones or other USB-powered devices (charging cable not included)
  • Glanceable 12/24 hour clock display and compact design to keep your nightstand clutter-free
  • Dimmer control with adjustable brightness levels
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