In Amazon's Gold Box Deal of the Day today, you can pick up a two pack of the Ora WiFi Mini Smart Plug. These smart plugs would normally go for around $65 which essentially cuts this price in half. So it's a good time to pick up some smart plugs if you've been looking to do so.
The Ora WiFi Mini Smart Plug does indeed work with Alexa, so you are able to use your voice to control whatever was plugged into the outlet with ease. For instance, if you plug in a lamp, you can tell Alexa to turn on the lamp, or turn it off. It does also have an app for controlling it, which allows you to create schedules, making it easier to automate your home. This is a good place to start in making your home a smart home. These are also "mini" smart plugs, which means you can plug them in and not cover up a second outlet, like some of the earlier models did, unfortunately.
This is also eligible for Amazon Prime's free shipping. Which includes free two-day shipping, and pretty cheap next-day shipping if you need it here extra fast. If you are not an Amazon Prime member yet, you can sign up for a free trial of Amazon Prime by hitting the link below. You'll get 30 days free (if you're a student, you get 6 months), and then it's $99/year. Prime members do get a whole lot more than just free shipping though, so be sure to check out the full benefits.