As homes get smarter and more products are being brought to market that can help consumers automate their homes in various ways as well as just simply make things more convenient, the amount of functionality continues to expand as well. For example, Amazon's Echo speaker and line of Echo devices are becoming more and more compatible with different smart products, such as the Harmony Elite remote from Logitech. The Harmony Elite to be exact. With the Harmony Elite remote you're already able to control a vast amount of devices, like TVs, lights, DVD and Blu Ray players, and other electronics, but that capability has just been improved by making the remote compatible with Alexa through the Echo.
Right now Amazon is offering a great deal on the Echo 2nd Gen speaker and Logitech Harmony Elite remote bundle, where you can pick up both for just $279.99, which is a savings of about $50 compared to if you were to buy them separately. Both devices are extremely smart and useful on their own, but together they really shine. The Echo 2nd Gen speaker for instance is capable of controlling you lights, thermostats, alarms, and other smart connected devices and it can do plenty of other things too. It can order you a pizza, answer your questions, and even place re-orders of items you may need to stock up on through Amazon, like toilet paper or detergent.
The Echo now supports the Logitech Harmony Elite remote, so essentially anything the remote can control is controllable through Alexa now thanks the support. The best part about it all too is that you can do all of these things just by speaking to Alexa through the Echo, so all of the control is happening by your voice and is alleviating needing to actually physically pick up the Harmony Elite remote. Echo makes a great gift for anyone on its own, but it's even better when it's bundled with the Logitech Harmony Elite remote at a discount.