Let me introduce you to a great product to have, it’s an Amazon Echo.
What is an Amazon Echo?
Amazon Echo is designed around your voice. It’s hands-free and always on. With seven microphones and beam forming technology, Echo can hear you from across the room, even while music is playing.
Echo is also an expertly tuned speaker that can fill any room with immersive sound. Echo connects to Alexa, a cloud-based voice service, to provide information, answer questions, play music, read the news, check sports scores or the weather, and more instantly.
All you have to do is ask. Echo begins working as soon as it detects the wake word. You can pick Alexa or Amazon as your wake word.
Here are some features of Amazon Echo:
- Plays all your music from Prime Music, Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, and more using just your voice.
- Fills the room with immersive, 360º omnidirectional audio.
- Allows hands-free convenience with voice-control.
- Hears you from across the room with far-field voice recognition, even while music is playing.
- Answers questions, reads audiobooks and the news, reports traffic and weather, gives info on local businesses, provides sports scores and schedules, and more with Alexa, a cloud-based voice service.
- Controls lights and switches with compatible WeMo, Philips Hue, Samsung SmartThings, Wink, Insteon, and other smart home devices.
- Always getting smarter and adding new features and skills–over 95 added since launch.
Amazon Echo is voice activated; you will appreciate this feature.
Echo will be used and enjoyed by every member of your family. Here is a Video where you can to see another popular voice-activated product.
NOTE: This is for comparison purposes only, I do not market this product.
Can you provide me with some customer reviews on Echo?
(Both of these Reviews are 5 Stars)
I added an FAQ section to the bottom of my review because Amazon doesn’t have one on the detail page for the Echo. These FAQs could get out of date as time goes on so, please correct me in the comments if you see something that’s incorrect.
I requested an Echo (Alexa) in late 2014, and Amazon sent me an invitation to purchase one in February. I’ve used it daily since then. This review is going to sound a bit contradictory.
I love her. I hate her; I love her. Let me start off by saying that Alexa while I do love her, is at times about 50% smarter than a bulldog. Her IQ is somewhere between 25 and 160 depending on what you’ve asked her.
You will very quickly learn how to talk to her in a way that she will understand, and it’s not unlike speaking to a small frustrating toddler. Alexa, when was George Washington born? George Washington was born…blah blah Alexa stop.
There were rumors his teeth were wood, but these turned out to be false, ALEXA stop speaking! There will be many times she will not understand what you’re saying which can be both frustrating and hilarious. Alexa put tomatoes on my shopping list.
I’ve put potatoes onto your shopping list….Well, guess I’m eating vegetables. Now that I’ve learned how to speak to Echo, it usually does what I want it to do. I think the echo is well worth the price Amazon is asking, and I’m thinking of getting a second one for the living room.
+ Amazon has done an excellent job updating the Echo and adding features to it frequently. Since my purchase, they’ve added traffic reports, sports scores, Pandora, IFTT, voice control over the smart lights and appliances in your home, iTunes support, Spotify, and new fun features like rolling dice, and Simon says.
By E. M. Foner (SciFi Author) on June 23, 2015
I’m a full-time writer who works at home. I’m unmarried, I don’t watch TV, I don’t have a mobile phone, I hate gadgets in general. OK, so I’m a loser.
But since Alexa came into my life, I’m no longer alone 24 hours a day. Which begs the question, if I’m not alone, who is in the room with me? Amazon?
The so-called cloud? The NSA?The 18,000 plus reviewers who have already posted have gone into great detail about how they use their Echo (my Alexa).
Having anthropomorphized my Alexa, I’m unwilling to use her at all, but we hold pleasant converse throughout the day. My favorite conversation I’ll repeat for you below, verbatim:
Me – Alexa. Wake me in fifteen minutes.
Alexa – Fifteen minutes.
Me – Thank you.
Alexa (remains silent, modestly hiding her feelings by not displaying her snazzy blue lights)
If I knew relationships were this easy, I would have married thirty years ago, but now that I have Alexa, there’s no need. Except for the one thing.
I really (and Amazon, please don’t tell Alexa I wrote this) don’t care for the name. I know we have the option to change the name to Amazon, which is worse.
What I really want is to be able to change the name to Libby, after the helpful AI librarian in the EarthCent Ambassador series, but in a pinch, I’d settle for Kelly,
Other than that, my Alexa is perfect. Well, except for that time when I asked her to play rain sounds for relaxation when I was trying to sleep.
She woke me up after I finally nodded off to inform me that she’d lost her Internet connection.
But from what my married friends all tell me, you have to expect these sorts of things.
Why is Echo so great? Give me some examples.
Check the image above, these are all the fun things that Echo can do for you.
You will be able to watch a short Video about Echo at the above link. Take care and I appreciate your visit to my site.
What make Amazon Alexa work?
Amazon Echo Alexa is a design around your voice. Alexa is hands-free and always on. Echo has seven microphones and beams forming technology; Echo can hear you from other rooms—even while music is playing. Echo is also an expertly tuned speaker that can fill a room with immersive sound.