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PRICE $600 AT A GLANCE Plus 50 context-sensitive programmable buttons on remote IR, serial, and IP-based control Amazon Alexa voice-control integration Minus Controller generates a

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The best Amazon Alexa devices : Our pick of an ever-growing range of connected tech using Alexa Voice Service API

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Honeywell Lyric T6 review

PROS Geofencing works brilliantly Easy to use app HomeKit support provides voice control with Siri CONS Scheduling is inflexible Restrictive manual control when geofencing is

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