Are you currently looking for a cool device, which will be able to provide you with music, news, weather, traffic, and more information? Would you like a device that you can control with your voice, while you hole your child or other items? Sounds like a dream come true, doesn’t it? If this is something that sparks your interest, you’ll definitely want to check out the new Amazon Echo. Is this device going to be Amazon’s new big gem? Below, you will be able to find out.
What Is The Amazon Echo?
So, what exactly is the Amazon Echo? That question is somewhat difficult to answer. Truthfully, the device is a responsive device, which is capable of interacting to your voice. When it picks up certain words, it can perform specific actions, such as tell you the weather, looking up an answer to a question and even playing music from various streaming services.
How It Works
When the Echo is up and running, it will be connected to a cloud-based voice service, which is known as Alexa. When you speak directly to Alexa or Amazon, you will be able to activate the device and force it to perform specific actions. Sounds a little like slavery, but Alexa is always willing to help and she is capable of performing various tasks.
Various Actions and Voice Commands
When the Amazon Echo, it is possible to use Alexa to manage all aspects of your life. It can also be paired with other smart devices, in order to perform an even diverse set of actions. Below, you will discover some of the actions that Alexa can perform.
- Play music on Pandora or other stations
- Keep track of your shopping list
- Check your schedule
- Find out the weather, upcoming sports schedule or check wikipedia entries
- Check out the traffic
- Set a wake-up alarm
- Switch off the lights
- Alexa can even read you an e-book
With a few simple words, each of these commands can be performed. Also, Alexa is always connected to the Cloud, so it is constantly updating itself and getting progressive smarter. Upgrades are automatically performed. Also, the device can be connected with other smart devices, which will be listed below.
- Philips Hue
- Wink and more
When the Echo is connected to these devices, you will be able to switch off your lights and perform other home automated actions.
So, how well does the Amazon Echo work? Well, it is equipped with a very impressive microphone, which is capable of detecting your voice from a great distance. The Echo’s audio output is also equally impressive! It can deliver audio in 360 degrees and in an omni-directional manner. This guarantees that your entire room is fill with sound and that you never miss anything.
The device utilized beam-forming technology, which helps to guarantee that you’re commands are picked up from almost anywhere. Even when Alexa is reading or streaming music, she can pick up and identify your voice commands. Also, Amazon has consistently upgraded the Echo, since its release. This makes it even better than before!
Amazon Echo Price
So, how much does the device cost? Well, I found it to be fairly affordable. I was able to purchase it, without too much concern. The item might not be a necessity, but it is well worth its price tag. If you’re a tech enthusiast, you will definitely be able to justify the purchase!
As a mother, who is always on the run, I can sincerely say that the Amazon Echo has made my life tremendously easier. Below, I will provide you with a list of my favorite features.
- Fairly affordable and comes with a 1-year warranty and service
- Delivers great audio with impressive clarity
- Picks up my voice from across the room (20-30 feet average)
- Many commands available and Amazon keeps adding more
- Alexa understands my voice without any toruble
- Many great built-in Easter Eggs, which will give you a laugh
- Timer feature and wakeup alarms are great!
- Works with many home automation devices
Overall Amazon Echo Review
At the end of the day, I am absolutely love the Amazon Echo and Alexa has become a good friend. Whether you want a friend, want a slave or want to listen to your audiobooks, while you sleep, Alexa will always be there for you. Is the device excessive? Probably, but it is very affordable, so the purchase isn’t unrealistic. I recommend it for anyone, who wants to experience the best that technology can deliver! Be sure to check it out today!