Jill Schmidt
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Jill Schmidt is a voice and smart home technology enthusiast. She created the Facebook group, Amazon Alexa and Smart Home Tips, Deals, News, and How-to's in 2017 and enjoys sharing with and learning from a community of individuals who contribute their technical expertise, insight, and inspiration. Jill is a regular contributor to Alexa-focused questions and answers on Quora.

Score a Great Deal on 2nd-Gen Ring Home Security Products

Amazon is offering a suite of Ring home security products at great prices. Buy the All-new Ring Alarm 14-piece kit (2nd Gen) – home security system with optional 24/7 professional monitoring for $265, $65 off its regular retail price of…

Get the Kasa Smart Plug Power Strip for a Great Price

Amazon is offering the Kasa Smart Plug Power Strip, Surge Protector w/ 3 Smart Outlets and 2 USB Ports, Works with Alexa for $26.29, nearly $14 off the regular retail price of $40. Looking for even more smart outlet spaces? Grab…

Score Amazon’s Fire TV Stick 4K for Only $25

Amazon is offering half-off their 4K Fire TV stick with Alexa built-in, Dolby Vision, and Alexa voice remote when you add to cart and enter promo code 4KFIRETV at checkout. Get the deal. The most powerful 4K streaming media stick.…

5 Alexa Music Commands You’re Not Using (But Should Be).

Request Different Recording Styles for Songs in Amazon Music Amazon Music listeners can now request different recording styles of songs in the Amazon Music library. (Check out Amazon Music Unlimited). When a song is playing, listeners can say, “Alexa, switch…

Hot Deal on the All-new Ring 8-piece Alarm Kit with Indoor Cam, and Echo Show 5

In the market for a new home security system? Amazon is offering a great deal on the all-new Ring Alarm 8-piece kit (2nd Gen) with Ring Indoor Cam and Echo Show 5. Buy now for $299 + an additional 25%…

Love Alexa? Shop for Dedicated T-shirts, Stickers, Candles, and More.

There’s no need to shout your love for Alexa from the mountaintops when you can showcase your affection with the purchase of homemade and curated merch from Amazon. Shop from an assortment of Alexa-focused dish towels, canvas bags, pillow covers,…

Get Blink Security Cameras & an Echo Show 5 for an Amazing Price

Amazon is offering the 2-Count Blink XT2 Outdoor/Indoor Smart Security Camera & Echo Show 5 for $145, (retail $270). See the deal.  Additional Deals on Packages with More Security Cameras 3-Camera Blink XT2 Outdoor/Indoor Smart Security Cameras + Echo Show 5…

Get the 1st-Generation Amazon Echo Show for Only $45

Woot.com, an Amazon company, is offering the used-condition Amazon Echo Show for only $45. Act fast because Woot deals sell out and this one certainly will. Add a certified refurbished Ring Video Doorbell Pro for $119 and the Echo Show…

Don’t Miss Amazon’s Sizzling Summer Sale on Fire Tablets

Amazon may have pushed Prime Day off to a date in the near future (rumored to be October) but these discounts on Fire tablets make it feel a lot closer. Get Amazon’s new Fire HD 10 Tablet (10.1″ 1080p full HD display,…

Celebrate Woot’s 16th Birthday With Hot Deals on Electronics

It’s Woot.com’s 16th birthday salebration. Don’t miss great deals on Alexa and smart home devices, with free shipping for Amazon Prime members. These discounted deals sell out quickly so if you find a deal you’re interested, buy it now. Although…