The Amazon Echo launched this week, which means Amazon has started discounting some bundles for the new Echo so that more and more users will pick one up. One of the more unique bundles includes the August Smart Lock Pro Connect, which is the new smart lock from August that was announced just last month. With the August Smart Lock Pro Connect, you can easily install it and then use your smartphone to unlock the door. And with Alexa, you can lock the door or check the status of the lock. Unfortunately, Alexa isn't able to unlock the door, and that is likely a good thing. This makes it easy to keep your home secured.
The second generation Amazon Echo is actually smaller than the original and Amazon offers it with a few different finishes – some of which are fabric, others are metal and wood. The Echo has better sound this time around, with Amazon touting that it is tuned by Dolby. But it does the same stuff as the original Echo, thanks to Alexa being built in. With Alexa you can get the latest news from your favorite news sources, you can also get things done with smart home integration. For instance, you can tell Alexa to turn off your lamp, if you have plugged into a TP-Link or Wemo smart plug, and much more.
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