The best low cost Alexa devices for 2021: Wyze Bulbs, Echo Flex, and more

Dozens of new smart home devices launch each fall and the end of 2020 are no different, with new products from Amazon, Google, Apple and smaller brands. For Amazon in particular, Echo smart speaker is one of the best home integration products we’ve seen for many years and that means the potential for a well-oiled smart home to work in concert is higher than ever before. we enter the new year

Over the years, I’ve helped set up dozens, if not hundreds of smart devices at the CNET Smart Home – and I write about price tags often associated with them. Between light bulbs, speakers, picture doorbells and TVs – not to mention expensive smart lights – building a smart home could quickly enter five-digit territory. Fortunately, the $ 180 days Amazon Echo speaker and 200 dollars smart orange finished. Amazon’s latest Echo speaker will cost an amazing 100 dollars and many other services and equipment are announced at Annual fall show will clock lower than that. You can find Echo Dots Get discounts all the time and some of CNET’s favorite smart cams in the market Price is only $ 20. In fact, with smart spending, you can build yourself a fully automated home for under $ 200. total.

Yes, by 2021 you can get all the things Alexa controls for a super low price. These are the best. We update this list periodically.

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The cheapest smart speaker Amazon offers is the always solid third-generation Echo Dot. Sure, there’s a new Dot, but its improvements are negligible, so any cheaper device is probably the way to go. This Echo speaker has impressive sound quality for size if you want to play music (Spotify Premium, Amazon Music, Apple Music and more), along with voice control and all the smart features of higher-end speakers. Place Echo devices in different rooms of your home for multi-room audio. Not only does the Amazon Echo Dot cost a reasonable $ 50, but you can also often see it selling for $ 25. Read our Echo Dot (third generation) review.

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The $ 130 Echo Show 8 is an Alexa-compatible display that combines all of the speaker’s voice support with the tablet’s touch controls. You can find it on sale for $ 65 right now and it gives you the screen to video chat, play games, watch videos and even stream security camera feeds. Read our Echo Show 8 review.

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Amazon offers a number of other devices that add Amazon Alexa to your car, home and other spaces, and one of the best of these is the Echo Flex, a $ 25 plug that helps with Alexa integration. to wherever there is an outlet. Easy setup via the Amazon Alexa app. When you do that, the smart speaker brings all the smart features of the Alexa voice assistant, along with a modular design that allows use of night light attachments and motion sensors. Read our Echo Flex review.


The Wyze Cam is one of the best ultra-low-cost devices out there, and it just got an update for 2020. At a small $ 20 price point and an impressive set of features, including weatherproof case, visibility Sharper nights, wider field of view, a functional siren and more, the third-generation Wyze Cam is better than ever.

Plus, with a single voice command, you can bring Wyze Cam’s feed to an Alexa-enabled smart display, like the Echo Show 8.

Wyze Cam is currently available for pre-order and delivery is scheduled as early as mid-November. Read our Wyze Cam (2020) review.

The best cheap smart bulb

Wyze bulb

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Another surprisingly affordable smart home device from Wyze is the $ 8 Bulb, which you can control with Amazon Alexa. It connects directly to Wi-Fi network, so no smart home hub is required. These smart bulbs give you many of the smart features of Philips Hue or Lifx bulbs (assuming they have a little more spare parts than Philips Hue) and they work well with the home ecosystem. of Amazon. Read our Wyze Bulb review.

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