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Amazon Alexa Smart Home Starter Kit $49 (C&C Only) @ JB Hi-Fi

550

This deal is back. No codes needed and click and collect only while stocks last (comparing to the previous deal)
https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/493992

Starter Kit Includes:

  • Amazon Echo Dot 2nd Gen
  • TP-Link Smart Wi-Fi Bulb LB100
  • TP-Link Smart Wi-Fi Plug HS100

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Comments

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    Seems like a very good deal, if you're already in the Amazon environment…

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      If not, reasonable value for the Plug and Bulb which will work with Google and a handy way to trial Alexa.

      • +1 vote

        is it cheaper than just buying them separately

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          Can vouch for the plug, I have had 3 for 12 months and have not missed a beat. One on the kettle set to boil in the morning, one on the pool filter and one floating for where/when I need it.

          HS100 still retails for about $30 - $35 on its own, Bunnings recently had them on clearance for $25.

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      if you're already in the Amazon environment

      It includes Alexa? This is the starter kit to get into the Amazon environment, is it not?

      • +1 vote

        Yeah sure - I more meant if you're not already in the Google environment.

        But as a above, it's probably still a good value pack.

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        Yes. Sort of. The plug and bulb work with the 'Kasa' App - so doesn't need to be tied into the Amazon ecosphere (or any other).

  • +2 votes

    that's one gen older on the echo right? they are 3rd gen now for $39. Still good value though.

  • +2 votes

    If it was 3rd gen for the dot I would be all over this… I know they improved the speaker alot since 2nd.

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      You're not kidding! Check out the video.

      https://www.digitaltrends.com/home/google-home-mini-vs-amazo...

      I got the 2 Google Nest for Telstra Plus points deal and I still have no idea what to do with them other than amuse my daughter with Akinator and test which swear words and phrases it'll beep out translating (which is really is quite funny). I'm not interested in spending $100 so I can tell Google to turn my lights on and off, I can search the web (or specialized services) just fine with my keyboard, and I'm not paying money so I can pick which song is playing on a bad speaker when I can play whatever I want via my computer or phone. Oh and I hate the lack of privacy. I don't trust it to do real translation either. Another tech fad that will fade away or be partly subsumed into everyday stuff is my guess.

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        I think I heard the same comment last decade that a phone without keyboard would fade away… oh well :)

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          So you heard a prediction about tech a decade ago and it was wrong, therefore all predictions about tech are wrong and to be ridiculed?

          And you still can't answer the question: What does it do for me that's worth me forking out hundreds of dollars for!?

          What do they teach in schools these days?

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    I find the older better for some places like bathroom or kitchen. Can't imagine a fabric case in either location, at least all plastic case can just wipe off.

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    This is such a good deal, I paid for each of these items individually a year ago and shelled out $130 total. Then the smart plug started going on sale constantly along with the Echo Dot. Big regrets.

  • -2 votes

    Old version, plug worth 15 and bulb 10.
    Kmart sells the Spot for $49
    Bunnings got the 5" Square box for $78

    they are all data suckers privacy compromises but voice recognition is amazing, good educational tools

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    Dammit now Google and Amazon are going to get a ton of data from me.

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      All these virtual assistants have got from me so far is a list of profane requests and suggestions :-) What I type into my phone is a different story.

  • +1 vote

    If anyone wants just a smart wifi plug (compatible with Alexa and Google), Aldi Bauh brand is on clearance from $19.99 to $14.99. Plenty available at Caroline springs VIC probably other stores too.