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I’ve had Amazon’s Alexa for years now. It’s a total love affair! She helps me keep track of things on a daily basis, and her capabilities keep growing. Compared to her competition, Alexa is currently the leader in voice-powered devices. She’s expected to have 70% of the market by year-end, well ahead of Google Home, Apple HomePod, and other products. I love how she keeps me organized.

If you want to use Alexa, you need to have Amazon Prime. Since Prime Day starts tonight at midnight (PDT), now is a great time to try her out! You have 48 hours to take advantage of all the sweet Prime Day deals.

How Do I Get Alexa?

Alexa sometimes goes by her code name, Echo. She comes in many different models and multiple colors to complement your lifestyle. Get it in charcoal or sandstone (white) here. The newest Echo, Echo Show, comes in charcoal or white. If both of those seem a little out of your price range, don’t worry. There’s a budget-friendly version! The Echo Dot is more manageable and also comes in charcoal or sandstone.

What Can You Do with Alexa?

She doesn’t expect flowers or chocolates, and there’s no need to take her out on a date or buy her dinner. Instead, she’s here to help you! In addition to the neat things you can try, Alexa helps you keep your home safe and saves you money. Really!

How many times have you questioned if you remembered to lock the door? Pair her with Schlage Sense Smart Deadbolt, and you can leave home knowing your belongings and pets are safe. With seven colors to choose from, you’re sure to find one that looks great with your home.

What about the heat or a/c? It’s so easy to walk out of the house and forget to adjust the temperature for your absence. Even with a programmable thermostat, you may leave the house during times when it’s set for you to be home. With Alexa’s help, you can save on your home heating and cooling bills. Pair her with Honeywell Wi-Fi Touch Screen Programmable Thermostat or the Nest Learning Thermostat.

Need a smarter outlet? Switch things on and off with Alexa and the MartinJerry Smart Plug. Never walk into a dark room or leave the TV on all day again. And while we’re on the subject of lighting, check out this great, Motion Activated Toilet Nightlight! No need to miss the bowl, or fall in because the seat was left up, again!

Take control of your home and your life with help from Alexa. It starts with Prime Day.