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Sears Connected Solutions Brings Smart Into My Home #BringtheSleigh #smarthome (Plus $100 Giveaway)

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Guys, I am MANIC OVER THIS LATEST PURCHASE. I mean, I haven’t stopped playing with it. I don’t understand how I lived my life prior to it entering my home. Do you understand what I am saying?

This.

Is.

Everything.

{Deep Breath. Let me get through some stuff before I get into all of that.}

Recently, I shared with you all the wonderful smart technology and simple solutions coming from Sears and their Connected Solutions online as well as new brick and mortar stores. From wireless, streaming entertainment, media and devices; to smart thermostats, home security and wifi baby monitors; to fitness trackers, smart watches and wearables, Sears Connected Solutions has the best product selection around for you, your techie cousin, or your frugal aunt that wants to save on heating this winter. Plus, the trained experts at Sears can simplify installation, provide tech support or offer repair and maintenance if needed.

Plus…it’s so compact and looks great!!

Amazon Echo Sears 2

Well, I decided to take them up on that once again and pick up a new smart-tech goodie for my home with the hopes of simplifying my and my family’s lives. I think I’ve hit the jackpot!!

Say “Hello Alexa” to the Amazon Echo – just one of  Sears Connected Solutions that’s bringing the house and out lives into a much more convenient and smarter place.

If you’re not certain what the Echo is and how it can potentially be quite the game changer for you and your family as it is for mine, here’s some of it’s amazingly cool features:

  • Plays all your music from Prime Music, Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, and more
  • Fills the room with immersive, 360º omni-directional audio
  • Allows hands-free convenience with voice-control
  • Hears you from across the room with far-field voice recognition, even while music is playing
  • Answers questions, reads audiobooks and the news, reports traffic and weather, gives info on local businesses, provides sports scores and schedules, and more with Alexa, a cloud-based voice service
  • Controls lights and switches with compatible WeMo, Philips Hue, Samsung SmartThings, Wink, Insteon, and other connected devices
  • Always getting smarter and adding new features and skills

WHAT?!!! YES it’s true. I videos my first few seconds trying out Alexa and she is just so amazing. Once I turned off the camera, the kids and I then spent another hour testing her out. We set up Amazon Prime Music playlists, bought some audio books on Audible.com and even connected my Google Calendar. YES — you can ask Alexa to tell you about your schedule and SHE WILL READ IT TO YOU!!!!!!!

Amazon Echo Sears

Ah-mazing. It does so much yet it’s so simply to use, it’s crazy. Simply take it out of the box, plug it in, download the app and connect to your wi-fi and boom, you’re off and running. Once she’s set up, paired, and plugged in, she’s always listening to see if you need anything. Just make sure you begin with ‘Alexa’ and you’re good to go with an immediate response coming. Don’t you wish your kids and husband were like that, LOL?

Amazon Echo Sears Natalie

The kids (and I) have been going ga-ga over this since it came into our home. We can’t get enough. We can’t stop talking to Alexa! LOL!! This is our new morning routine when we are in the kitchen getting ready for the day:

“Alexa…”

“Alexa…turn on the lights.”

“Alexa, what is the weather in Garden City, NY?”

“Alexa, what’s on my calendar today?”

“Alexa, play some Christmas favorites.”

“Alexa, tell me a joke.”

“Alexa, how tall is the Empire State Building?”

“Alexa, add Pampers Cruisers to my shopping list.”

For some fun… ask her how heavy the Earth is. We ask her this over and over again because the kids can’t get over how long it takes her to answer. 

The list goes on and on.


We could sit there for hours, literally. It’s amazing. But it’s so great. It’s so easy, it’s so convenient, and it’s so smart. Soon we will pick up even more devices from Sears Connected Solutions so they can be hooked up to the Echo. We will really have an amazing, smart, connected home to grow in. You feel smarter and more connected because of it. It’s like you can see the future, and it is amazing.

Amazon Echo Sears Liam

Seriously, do you know how cool it is to just be sitting on your couch or at your desk and say “Alexa, when are the NY Giants playing their next game” and have the answer in seconds? It’s wild.

What would you do to improve your home? How would you use the Amazon Echo? I’d love to know your thoughts, suggestions, and experiences!!

To learn how you can pick up the Echo and smarten up, please visit:

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Ready to try to win $100? Use the form below and good luck!!

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I am so pleased to partner with Sears Connected Solutions. All thoughts and opinions are 100% mine..

Bill
Bill is a guy trying to be dad and husband while running an online media company at home with his wife. Piece of cake.