Have you heard of the Amazon Echo? It is one of the latest and greatest devices out there. In fact, it is currently a #1 best seller on Amazon. CNET described it as “the closest thing we’ll have to a Star Trek computer at home.” Today, we are reviewing this unique device that is getting quite a bit of attention.
About Amazon Echo (known to some as Amazon Alexa)
When you first look at the Amazon Echo, you might think it is nothing more than a small speaker. If you draw this conclusion, you would be both wrong and right. It is in fact a speaker. However, it is so much more than just a speaker. This is a hands free device that is controlled by your voice! The Echo connects to the Alexa Voice Service. Call Alexa’s name and ask her for the weather forecast, to play music, to tell you what’s on your calendar, to order dinner, find a recipe, and the list continues on. You can even connect household devices to your Echo, meaning that you can tell Alexa to turn on your lights, to close your garage door, to turn on the television and more. Even when the Echo is playing music, you can ask it questions and it will still hear you and respond. It is important to note that you do need to have Wi-Fi and a tablet or smartphone to connect it to. For $179.99 you get everything your Echo speaker, a powder adapter cable, and a quick start guide.
Our Thoughts: Amazon Review of the Amazon Echo
Like many other people, we LOVE the Echo. It really does live up to all the hype. There are so many things you can use your Echo to help you with already, and there is no doubt that new features will continue to be added. There are a few downsides such as the Echo must be plugged in so it is not really portable at this time. Also, you have to word your questions a certain way so that your Echo understands what you are asking. At $179.99, this is an incredible deal on a fantastic product. If you are thinking about purchasing one, we say go for it! Amazon has a good return policy if for some reason you don’t love ‘Alexa’ as much as we do! We recommend reading more about the Echo on the Amazon page. We think you will love your Echo just like most Amazon customers do! Click here to learn more or purchase an Echo for yourself!