iDevices’ new smart light switch isn’t just controlled by Alexa — it has Alexa built in

Smart light switches that can be controlled through Alexa or Google Assistant are nothing new, but the iDevices Instinct takes things a step further: it actually has Alexa built in, turning the switch itself into a miniature Amazon Echo, complete with an integrated speaker.

So yes, you can use Alexa to turn your light switch on and off, directly from the light switch. But the built-in Alexa also means you can get the news, check the weather, or search for recipes, too. There’s even a glowing blue LED ring that will pop up when you activate Alexa, just like on an Echo device. The Instinct lets you live in the kind of futuristic world that science fiction could only dream of, one where you can ask your light switch to play the new Taylor…

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