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The best Amazon Echo and Echo Dot accessories
Connected speakers and digital assistants are slowly becoming an essential part of many households. Amazon is certainly pushing this view, having unleashed a huge range of Echo speakers powered by its own digital assistant, Alexa. But what are the best Amazon Echo (and Echo Dot) accessories? Below, we’ve laid out the top products across a range of categories.
The best Amazon Echo and Echo Dot accessories:
Editor’s note: We will update this list regularly as new Amazon Echo accessories launch.
Smart speakers may be useful gadgets, but more often than not they’re lacking in the bass department, which is where the Echo Sub comes in. The subwoofer adds 100W to your low-end, and pairs with most recent Echo models, including smart displays like the Echo Show 10. If you pair a second compatible Echo device you’ve got a decent 2.1-channel sound system. The Sub depends on a solid Wi-Fi connection, however, so be sure you’ve got that in place, or you may find it dropping out.
Fire TV Stick 4K
If you’re willing to go all-in on Amazon’s ecosystem, the best Echo accessory for video streaming is the Fire TV Stick 4K. It comes with an Alexa voice remote, and beyond 4K resolution it supports multiple HDR standards including HDR10 Plus and Dolby Vision. If you pair it with Echo speakers, you can use the latter for TV audio as well as control.
LIFX Smart LED Bulb
LIFX’s smart bulbs are a bit more expensive than some, but they have an advantage in the fact that they work without a hub, using Wi-Fi instead of Bluetooth or Zigbee. Below we’ve chosen a standard 800-lumen color-changing bulb, but LIFX offers a variety of other formats and intensities, even night vision and anti-bacterial models.
Wemo Mini Smart Plug
Nest Learning Thermostat 3rd Generation
The thermostat also has a proximity sensor, and will light up to show you the temperature, time, or weather information when you walk by. It’s one of the smartest thermostats currently on the market.
Ring Video Doorbell Pro
Ecovacs Deebot 500
Don’t want to spend a fortune on a Roomba? Then the Ecovacs Deebot 500 may be Amazon Echo gadget for you. This robot vacuum is affordable yet still relatively powerful, and also lasts a while, up to 110 minutes on a single charge. When you link it to your Echo speaker, you can use voice commands to handle tasks such as scheduling, status updates, and changing modes.
A smart microwave? Yes, that’s a thing. This microwave from AmazonBasics connects to your Echo devices via Bluetooth and even includes a built-in Ask Alexa button. Voice commands include presets for foods such as coffee, rice, or popcorn, or you can specify your own time and power settings. You don’t need to use Alexa, but it adds an extra level of convenience.
Outlet Wall Hanger for the Echo Dot 4th Generation
This wall hanger can be installed in just a few seconds, using either 3M Command Strips or screws and anchors. Your power cord meanwhile wraps out of the way for a more seamless look. Note that the hanger is only compatible with the 4th-gen Echo Dot, but if that’s your Echo of choice, this accessory can be a great space saver.
Made for Amazon Outlet Shelf
Ninety7 SKY TOTE Battery Base for the Amazon Echo 2nd Generation
Amazon Echo Wall Clock
Amazon’s Echo Wall Clock is not only a nice-looking living room timepiece, but equipped with LCD tech to display one or more timers you have running on your Echo. You’ll even get a 60-second countdown animation. Just know that the clock runs on AA batteries, and has to be within 30 feet of your Echo.
Nanoleaf’s light panels add a futuristic touch to your home. They connect in a multitude of expandable layouts and animate using preset or user-made patterns, including ones synced to music or your computer. If you don’t feel like using Alexa or Nanoleaf’s apps, you can even control them manually via touch gestures.
While Nanoleaf has other excellent panel styles, we’ve chosen the Shapes format because of the flexibility possible in mixing hexagons, triangles, and/or mini-triangles. They also support Thread, which should improve reliability and response times once newer Echo devices get Matter over Thread switched on in 2022.
These are our picks for some of the best Amazon Echo accessories. Didn’t find what you were looking for? Check out our guide to the best Alexa-compatible devices, our list of the best smart pet cameras, and our guide to all things smart home.