A home office not only negates the need of a time- and cost-consuming commute, but also provides a more relaxed working environment and allows for more control on conditions that suit you. Of course, the ideal home office space requires the right equipment that you can use so that you can stay connected with management and co-workers 24/7 and also makes sure that there are little to no distractions that can affect your productivity. In this case, these come in the form of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, including smart home devices such as those with Amazon's Alexa smart assistant, which lets you control almost everything using only the sound of your voice.

Listed here are some of the best smart home devices for your home office that either have Alexa built-in/enabled or work with Alexa devices. Some keep an eye on your office space all day. Some amp up your WiFi connectivity with little issues. All ensure that only the sound of your voice is needed to get things done.

Here are 7 of the best Alexa smart home devices for your home office setup:

1. Amazon Echo Plus (2nd Gen)
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Thanks to Alexa, the Amazon Echo Plus lets you control your entire home office space just by the sound of your voice. It allows you to voice control compatible lights, thermostats, doors and other smart home appliances and furniture, and is built with multiple layers of privacy controls, including an microphone on/off button that electronically disconnects the built-in mics. This one comes bundled with a free Philips Hue light bulb.

2. Amazon Echo Show 8
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For important face-to-face video conferences and calls, go with a smart display such as the Echo Show 8. Featuring an 8-inch HD screen and stereo sound, it allows you to call those with either the Alexa app or any Echo smart display, as well as voice control compatible devices or manage them on an easy-to-use screen.

3. Kasa Smart WiFi Power Strip
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With the Kasa Smart WiFi Power Strip, you can add voice control to any appliance you use in your home office. Featuring six power outlets and three USB charging ports, this Alexa-compatible device lets you schedule lights, fans and appliances in your office space to turn on and off automatically, all by using just your voice.

4. Amazon Eero Smart WiFi Router (3-Pack)
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With smart routers such as the Amazon Eero, you can kiss buffering and dead spots goodbye, allowing you to use the internet at work without issues. Compatible with Alexa devices, it lets you manage WiFi settings for all your devices in your office space, so you can take focus away from screens and back to important tasks. Through TrueMesh technology, it intelligently routes internet traffic to avoid congestion, buffering and dropoffs.

5. Sonos One (Gen 2)
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Research has shown that (the right) music can boost productivity at work, and for that, smart speakers such as the Sonos One do the job. It has Alexa built-in, so you can play your favorite tunes, check the latest news, set alarms and more, completely hands-free. The compact design allows it to fit in nearly any space.

6. Levoit Smart Wi-Fi Air Purifier
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Air quality is important even in a home office setting, and it is for this reason that air purifiers such as  the Levoit Smart WiFi Air Purifier are made. This Alexa-compatible smart air purifier removes up to 99.97% of germs, dust, pollen and other allergens through 3-in-1 filtration, bringing fresh air especially to those with allergies, asthma and stuffy nose.

7. Wyze Cam V2
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Indoor smart home cameras such as the Wyze Cam V2 give added security to any home office setting. Featuring a 110-degree wide angle lens and night vision up to 30 feet, it delivers crisp clear live stream footage to your phone during the day or night, allowing you to see every detail even at 8x (maximum) digital zoom. This smart home camera works with Alexa, so you can control it using only your voice.