Latest Amazon smart home reviews

Amazon Echo Plus (2018) review: Second time's a charm
4.5 stars Amazon Echo Plus (2018) review: Second time's a charm By Chris Hall

The Echo Plus is a better Echo all-round than the standard version, but we have to say we preferred last year's design that distinguished it from the... Read more

Amazon Echo Show (2018) review: King of the kitchen
4.0 stars Amazon Echo Show (2018) review: King of the kitchen By Dan Grabham

With welcome software enhancements and much better audio as well as that larger screen, the Echo Show is getting serious. But is it worth buying?... Read more

New Amazon Echo Dot initial review: Still small, bigger sound
New Amazon Echo Dot initial review: Still small, bigger sound By Dan Grabham

The Echo Dot has long been one of our favourite pieces of tech because it’s so simple and inexpensive and the new device continues at the same price point... Read more

Amazon Echo review: The best way to experience Alexa?
3.5 stars Amazon Echo review: The best way to experience Alexa? By Chris Hall

If you want to dip your toe into the world of Alexa, the Echo might seem like the obvious choice. But what is it really like?... Read more

Amazon Echo Spot review: That hits the spot
4.5 stars Amazon Echo Spot review: That hits the spot By Chris Hall

Alexa has liberally thrust itself into the lives of just about everyone. Amazon's omnipotent AI appeals not only to the technically minded, but to everyone.Amazon's... Read more

Lenovo Tab 4 with Home Assistant preview: A great Amazon Echo Show alternative falls short of its potential
Lenovo Tab 4 with Home Assistant preview: A great Amazon Echo Show alternative falls short of its potential By Mike Lowe

Amazon looks set to take over the world with its Alexa voice assistant, which continues to pop-up in a multitude of third-party products. The Amazon Echo... Read more

Amazon Dash Wand: What you can and can't do with this Alexa device
Amazon Dash Wand: What you can and can't do with this Alexa device By Elyse Betters

A few years ago, Amazon quietly announced a new gadget, the Dash Wand, but it's taken until now to give it a wider, official launch.It’s basically giving... Read more

Amazon Echo Dot review: The tiny personal assistant with big personality
4.0 stars Amazon Echo Dot review: The tiny personal assistant with big personality By Adrian Willings

The Echo Dot is Amazon's small and affordable route into Alexa, its voice-controlled personal assistant for your home, which can playback music, add to... Read more