Amazon Echo is designed around your voice commands. It's always on. You plug it into an outlet. Just ask Alexa for news flash, traffic, time, weather and music, plus more.
Echo has been fine-tuned to deliver crisp vocals with dynamic bass response. Its dual downward-firing speakers produce 360° omni-directional audio to fill the room with immersive sound. Echo provides hands-free voice control for Amazon Music, Prime Music, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn. Plus, Echo is Bluetooth-enabled so you can stream other popular music services like Spotify, iTunes, and Pandora from your phone or tablet.
It is 9.25 " tall x 3.27 ".
In a previous post, I wrote about wemo. WeMo is a growing family of innovative, easy-to-use products that use mobile internet to control your home electronics, power, water, and Wi-Fi right from your smartphone or tablet.
Now, that we have Alexa, instead of using our desktop, phone or ipad, we can simply say" Alexa, turn on hot water. "We have a tankless hot water heater, so it's great to turn it off and on, instead of constantly circulating. We do the same thing with our fountains.....simply say Alexa, turn on study fountain.
It can tell silly jokes......I mean silly! Ask Alexa a question, such as what is the current temperature. It knows this after you set it up and add your zipcode. You then say "Alexa" thank you. It will say "my pleasure or you are welcome".
You can say Simon Says, then say something...... it will repeat it back. I tried it this morning....Simon Says.....Dante, quit barking and go lie down! So very funny!
Ask Alexa - (what does the Fox say?)
It will say parts of the song-Ring-ding-ding-ding-dingeringeding!
You get a remote control with it too. You can hear it from another room. You can adjust the volume from 1-10. You just say, Alexa, volume 5. or Alexa, stop. You can also interrupt it. If you are using the remote mic, there is NO need to say Alexa.
Set alarms or timers....such as Alexa, set alarm for 5:00 am. If you are baking cookies, say, Alexa, set timer for 15 minutes or clear alarms. It is great for calculations.....Ask Alexa to add, subtract, multiply and divide.
Set up todo list, shopping lists. Link your music library on Amazon, or play Pandora or iheart radio. You can also create your own custom news flash with the categories you are interested in. such as politics, finance, sports, etc.
We are still learning how to use the Amazon Echo. Each person in your household can have a profile......meaning you can have your own music library, example: dinner music playlist. Sync your Google calendar, plus more.
We are starting to feel like the Jetson Family...Remember their show (1962–1988) So futuristic....Can you imagine how the future will be?
Below is a video of someone using Echo to have fun....LOL
This video is a must to watch! So funny.
Well, have fun with it, if you choose to purchase it. Have a great week ahead... In another post, I will show you how we set up the Phillip Hue lighting and using Echo to control lights.