There’s a smart speaker that works with Alexa and it’s not an Echo. It’s Eufy Genie Smart Speaker. Just wake it up by saying “Alexa” and it can play your music, control your smart home devices, checks your calendars, reports the weather — just practically anything that Echo can also do. It’s only $30.
If you’re looking for an affordable remote control dimmer, try this Insteon SwitchLinc Remote Control Dimmer. It works with Alexa for voice control and can be setup to work using your smartphone. It’s only $40, but you’ll be needing the Insteon hub to make it work.
Lastly, we have these Etekcity Smart Plug Mini Outlets which lets you setup automation and tracks the energy usage of the device plugged into it. Aside from Alexa, it can also be used with Google Home, SmartThings, HomeKit, and IFTTT.