Voice control home appliances with nearly $40 off this Amazon Echo and Smart Plug Mini bundle

For smart home newbies, voice controlling an appliance might seem like crazy talk, but it's actually extremely easy to set up and start doing yourself. With something like Amazon's Echo (2nd Generation) + TP-Link Smart Plug Mini bundle (opens in new tab), you'll have all you need to get started and today you'll even save nearly $40 on its purchase. Amazon has this bundle on sale for $89.99 (opens in new tab) right now which is a pretty steep drop from its regular cost of $128; just the Echo itself normally sells for $100.

With Amazon Alexa at home, you'll be able to voice control whatever's plugged into TP-Link's Smart Plug Mini, whether that's a lamp, fan, gaming console, coffee maker, or another household appliance. Using your smartphone, you'll even be able to create routines and schedule the smart plug's usage. Plus, with Alexa Skills (opens in new tab), new features are consistently added. You can ask Alexa to request an Uber, order a pizza, control your TV, and more.

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