Ecobee’s new voice-powered light switch moves closer to whole-home Alexa

Source: TechCrunch.com

Canadian smart home tech maker, Ecobee is best known for their connected thermostats, which are one of Nest’s strongest competitors.

The launch of their newest product, the ecobee Switch+ offers full compatibility with Alexa, HomeKit and Assistant for remote voice control. The new light switch includes Alexa Voice Service and far-field voice detection microphone that essentially puts an Echo speaker in your wall wherever you have a light switch handy. It should work with most standard light switches, although not 2-way switches where multiple switches control the same light or lights. (TechDad would be happy to properly install this for you!)

The Switch+ is now available for pre-order from ecobee for $99 and through select retail partners including Amazon. In-store availability and shipping starts on March 26.

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