SOURCE: iHome

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July 27, 2016 14:18 ET

iHome Collaborates With Amazon to Deliver Alexa Voice Integration for Smart Home Simplicity

iHome SmartPlug Users Can Now Use Their Voices to Control Lighting and Appliances

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - July 27, 2016) - iHome, a leader in award-winning speakers, portable devices and smart home control solutions, today announced that its SmartPlug products are now supported by the popular line of AmazonAlexa devices, including Amazon Echo, Amazon Tap, Echo Dot and Amazon Fire TV. This announcement further delivers on iHome's unique commitment to ensuring its iHome Control™ product line is compatible with all leading IoT platforms.

iHome WiFi SmartPlug turns any connected device into a smart device. By adding an Amazon Alexa device to to their iHome SmartPlug network, customers can enjoy the simplicity of using their voice to control their evolving smart home. Each device in the home will have a unique name, so one need only say, "Alexa, turn off the bedroom light" or "Alexa, turn on the living room fan" to operate that device. Learn more about the iHome WiFi SmartPlug here.

iHome's Alexa enabled iHome Control Products Include:

  • ISP5 SmartPlug: capable of switching on and off lights, fans, room ACs and appliances
  • ISP6 SmartPlug (available next month): capable of switching on and off lights, fans and appliances, remote-capable
  • ISP8 SmartPlug (available next month): capable of switching on and off lights, fans and appliances, also allows users to monitor their energy usage, includes remote control

"We're excited to continue to expand the Alexa smart home offerings with iHome's SmartPlug product line," said Charlie Kindel, Director Amazon Alexa Smart Home. "With SmartPlug, customers now have even more options to control their lights, fans and more -- all hands-free using just their voice."

"By adding support for Amazon Alexa to iHome's SmartPlug platform, we deliver an incredible experience to our customer," said Gary Schultz, Director of Business and Product Development at iHome. "Voice control is no longer limited to playing music or checking the weather -- now, people can control lights, room ACs, heaters, fans, humidifiers and more by just speaking to their Alexa-enabled devices."

iHome's SmartPlug products are compatible with several leading IoT platforms including Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, Nest, Samsung SmartThings and Wink.

For more information, please visit www.ihomeaudio.com.

About iHome:

iHome was established in 2005 as a division of SDI Technologies, a company with over 60 years of consumer electronics innovation. The first iHome product introduced, an iPod-docking clock radio, was the top-selling iPod accessory for the year and firmly established iHome as the premier brand in the audio accessories market. Today, iHome remains the #1 selling brand in digital player speakers* with an impressive catalog of award-winning products.

iHome is currently pioneering a new area of connected consumer electronics with the release of its iHome Control line of smart home products. Compatible with Apple and Android portable devices, the first product in the series, the iHome iSP5 SmartPlug was a launch partner with Apple's HomeKit smart home software. Through their partnerships with Nest, Wink, Amazon Echo and Apple, iHome's line of smart home products offer the broadest IoT platform compatibility in the market.

For more information on iHome and its products, visit ihomeaudio.com, Facebook (facebook.com/iHome), or follow @iHome on Twitter.

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