12 Top Rated Amazon Echo Compatible Devices That Don’t Require a Hub

About the author: James Farmer is a contributor at WeGravy, a product curation website that discovers the best products on Amazon.

Note: This list only features the best no hub required smart devices compatible with Amazon Echo / Alexa with at least 4/5 stars and 40+ reviews on Amazon. All featured reviews were written by verified purchasers. Product selections are 100% our own – we do not accept sponsored placements.

If you’re serious about building a fully integrated smart home, at some point you’ll need to invest in a hub so that all of your devices can work in unison. But for the rest of us who just want to make a few things easier around the house, a complicated setup isn’t necessary. These top-rated devices are all compatible with Amazon Echo and Alexa – and since none of them require a hub, all you need to do is install them, connect to your wifi network, and speak your commands.


1. iHoan Smart LED Light Bulbs

Average rating:
4.0/5 stars (75+ reviews)
Reviewers say: “Really cool bulbs. When you hold it in your hand you can tell it is well made. Feels very sturdy and has some weight to it. Not just a flimsy bulb. Connection to app is very easy over WIFI. Once connect to WIFI you can connect the bulbs to your Echo. You can turn them on and off as well as change the color/intensity through your Echo. Very easy to set up and use. App is user friendly and easy to navigate. You can have multiple bulbs and control them together or separately by naming them. Can’t wait to buy more for other rooms in my house.”

NOTE: As of this writing, these bulbs aren’t available 🙁

2. Leviton Universal LED Dimmer

Average rating: 4.3/5 stars (45+ reviews)
Reviewers say: “Hooked up easily and worked perfectly upon installation. The app took a bit of coaxing but it is up and running well now. Great Item, works seamlessly with my Alexa! First dimmer Wifi switches I have found. Nice it come with a white and beige switch. I will be purchasing more of these.”

3. Leviton Plug-In Dimmer (no wiring or installation required)

Average rating: 4.3/5 stars (45+ reviews)
Reviewers say: “This took my Alexa to another level. I don’t know anything about electrical wiring so I was really excited to find this plug in. So now my Alexa can control my lights as well. Was very easy to setup, plug in, download the app, add the device…easy. The other awesome thing I didn’t realize when I bought this was it can also be set up on a schedule.”


4. TP-Link Smart Plug Mini

Average rating: 4.1/5 stars (6,000+ reviews)
Reviewers say: “I’ve been using this plug for about a month and it has worked perfectly each and every time I’ve used it from its own app (Kasa) and through Alexa. I have turned it on when I have been away from home through Kasa and the light was shining bright when I returned home. The Kasa app is very easy to use; setting up the plug took a couple of minutes. Pairing with Alexa was a breeze. Just follow the simple instructions for both and don’t plow ahead like you already know everything (then complain it’s not intuitive). I plan to buy 3 more. Can’t recommend this plug enough.”
5. WeMo Mini Smart Plug

Average rating: 4.4/5 stars (2,000+ reviews)
Reviewers say: “This smart switch is a neat way to control your electric devices via your phone, tablet, or through voice with Alexa. There is a decorative salt lamp in my living room that has the switch on the cord. Before Wemo Mini I had to get down on my knees and reach under a table to turn it on. Now all I have to do is say “Alexa, Salt Lamp On” and she turns it on for me!”
6. Leviton Smart WiFi Plug-in Outlet

Average rating: 4.3/5 stars (45+ reviews)

Reviewers say: “Set-up was really easy. I plugged in the unit to the outlet, plugged in the lamp cord, downloaded the Leviton App and followed the instructions on the app. The entire process took less that 5 minutes. Once the app/device was set up I went to the Alexa app and linked the plug-in. This too was very easy. Now all i have to do is tell Alexa to turn on/off the lights and voila, it does. I also liked the ability to set up timed events on the Leviton app. Now if have the lights go on/off when I am away so people think there is someone home.”

Temperature Control

7. Nest Learning Thermostat

Average rating: 4.6/5 stars (11,000+ reviews)
Reviewers say: “My simple review follows that of many others, it’s easy to setup, intuitive and looks good. The home and away functions have saved us about half the runtime on our unit. I was worried the Nest would not be as useful as the honeywell or ecobee, however it is just as full featured, in a smoother looking package. Paired with an extremely stable and reliable app, which adds energy tracking by hour and by day, it’s everything I wanted in a new thermostat, without the old boring rectangular thermostat look.”
8. Ecobee Thermostat

Average rating: 4.4/5 stars (3,500+ reviews)
Reviewers say: “I did my research before buying a “smart” thermostat and Ecobee beat out all the others for features and reviews. I have been satisfied ever since. I was able to install it and program it myself and I love the easy access to it through my smartphone. The sensors are small and discrete and can be placed anywhere in a room. They can also be moved to other locations in the same room or other rooms if necessary.”
9. Sensi Smart Thermostat

Average rating: 4.2/5 stars (3,000+ reviews)
Reviewers say: “I wanted an inexpensive wi-fi enabled thermostat for vacation cottages so I could adjust temperature settings from home prior to arrival. I had no need for anything like geo-fencing, room occupancy sensing, complex schedules, etc, etc. This Sensi thermostat has worked perfectly for my needs. Install was quick/easy using the downloaded app instructions and I have had absolutely no problems with wi-fi or server connectivity following two separate installations.”

Other Devices

10. Ooma Telo VoIP Phone System

Average rating: 4.5/5 stars (350+ reviews)
Reviewers say: “My ooma has probably been one of my favorite purchases. I get my “landline” with a 911 address for a mere $5 a month. I haven’t had any problems when changing features on my account, I just call and tell them what I want and it’s taken care of. Out of the box it was pretty much plug and play. The instructions were super easy to understand and it was up and going in about 5 minutes, the longest part of the process was me getting to choose which phone number I wanted! I have recommended ooma to several people who also love it over other voip services.”
11. Haiku Smart Ceiling Fan

Average rating: 4.5/5 stars (110+ reviews)
Reviewers say: “It’s expensive, but is worth the money to me. Looks great, operates flawlessly. No noise, no wobbles, consumes very low power. I can control it via my Amazon echo, which I use all the time. I put this fan above my indoor hot tub, so it’s nice being able to change the fan speed as I’m sitting in the hot tub simply by telling Alexia to adjust the fan speed.”
12. Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller

Average rating: 4.7/5 stars (1,200+ reviews)
Reviewers say: “Installation was a breeze and the app walked me through set up very easy. I also use Alexa and this system integrated easily with Alexa. I love the ability to water a zone from Alexa or from the app. No need to ever get to the actual box. I recommend this product to anyone that is looking to upgrade their system.”

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