Dock Socket install a Google Home Mini or Amazon Echo Dot in a light can

I love the idea of voice controllers for home automation that are installed in the ceiling. Which is why something like the First Alert OneLink appeals so strongly. But, the per unit price is kind of high, especially if you have a lot of rooms to automate. Enter the $32 “Dock Socket”.

With an option for Google Home Mini or Amazon Echo Dot, it has you covered for that clean installation. There are a few caveats however. First, you will need to have a can that you don’t mind sacrificing the light output, and you will need to either leave the lights on all the time or swap the other bulbs out for “smart” versions since you won’t be able to switch off the lights without powering down the Mini/Dot.