Win a chance to wire up your smart home with Amazon’s Alexa [Deals]


Enter to win a suite of smart home products, centered around Amazon Echo.
Enter to win a suite of smart home products, centered around Amazon Echo.
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Making your home ‘smart’ means more than giving it a computerized brain — it takes a whole central nervous system. That’s exactly what this giveaway offers. It includes four devices that will transform how you interact with your house — from controlling your appliances and lighting, to the thermostat and even answering the door — all centered around Amazon’s hands-free hub, Echo, controllable via their digital assistant, Alexa.

This giveaway includes a Nest Thermostat, Skybell’s Wi-Fi Video Doorbell, WeMo’s Switch for switching devices on and off remotely, Philips’s Hue White Starter Kit for controlling light levels, and of course the Amazon Echo. All together these would cost $746, but this is your chance to win the whole shebang for free.

Enter now: Enter for your chance to win the Amazon Echo Smart Home. Winners will be selected at random on August 15.

Bonus Deals

Magnetic Bluetooth 4.0 Sport Wireless In-Ear Headphones – 37% off

These earbuds save the hassle of tangles cables, both by being Bluetooth for wireless play up to 30 feet away, and magnetized earbuds so they stay conveniently together. These earbuds are especially useful for exercise, when swinging limbs can painfully part other buds from your ears. And with 5 hours of playtime on a single charge, they’ll last for even the most demanding routines.

Buy now: Get these in-ear headphones for $24.99, a discount of 37 percent.

BLOCKS Smartwatch – 21% off

BLOCKS is the darling of Kickstarter, raising more than 1.6 million dollars, and it’s no surprise why. This is a modular smartwatch, with an ever-growing library of modules that lets you customize its features — from battery packs to flashlights to heart rate and environmental monitors, GPS and lots, lots more. BLOCKS is also a hit with developers, for being an open platform that allows you to build modules of your own.

Buy now: Get the BLOCKS Smartwatch for $220, a full 21 percent off the usual price.


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