If Mom likes a project (or wants to make Dad do one), grab this app-connected garage door controller. Set up is a little involved, but once you get it up and running, it gives you extensive control over your garage doors, including via voice command.
We weren't sold on this alarm clock dock for Amazon's Echo Dot voice speaker when it debuted at $70. Now that you can find it for $50, it's a much better deal, and it makes the Echo Dot a more useful bedside companion thanks to boosted audio quality, an LCD clock, and a USB charging input.
Nest Hello is our new favorite smart doorbell camera thanks to its optional facial recognition feature and the ability to use Alexa or Google Assistant to call up the video feed to any supporting screen with a voice command.