With a built-in microphone, a tiny little speaker and a built-in Wi-Fi radio, the new Decora switch is a smart dimmer that doubles as an Alexa access point. All you need is a neutral wire. No word on final pricing yet, but Leviton says to expect it by this summer.
Once you've wired it in, just sync it with the My Leviton app on your Android or iOS device, then link your Amazon account to bring Alexa into the mix. In addition to offering full dimming controls and Alexa access right from your wall, the Decora Voice Dimmer also supports three-way switch setups where more than one switch is wired to the same light.
I'll be curious to see where Leviton lands on the cost of this thing. Ecobee's Alexa switch felt overpriced to me at its debut price of $100, and now sells for about $80. I asked Leviton if it's safe to assume that the Voice Dimmer will cost less than $100, but the company would only say that it'll be "competitively priced with similar solutions."
We'll see what that means this summer, when the switch hits the market. Expect a review from the CNET Smart Home at that time.
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