Here is what I believe will be one of the hottest gifts of the season and will definitely be on my Christmas list!
Have you seen the commercials for this yet? This little device puts Siri to shame. Alexa sits and waits for your commands. She is voice activated so once you say her name she instantly responds and can answer questions, shut off lights, play music, tell you the weather and traffic, tell you whats on your calendar and even order things on Amazon for you! She is amazing! If only she could type, then I could get a day off!
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 of the things she does
Echo is always ready, connected, and fast. Just say the wake word, “Alexa,” for:
NEW – Audible: Play audiobooks from Audible with Echo. Plus, Echo supports Whispersync for Voice to continue right where you left off.
NEW – Calendars: Check your upcoming schedule by asking what’s on your Google calendar.
NEW – Shopping: Restock on previously purchased items by re-ordering Prime-eligible products in your Amazon shopping history.
NEW – Connected home: Control compatible WeMo, Philips Hue, SmartThings, Insteon, and Wink devices with your voice.
NEW – Traffic: Hear commute time and the fastest route to your destination.
NEW – Sports: Ask for sports scores and schedules from the NFL, NBA, MLS, MLB, NHL, NCAA, WNBA, and more.
NEW – Pandora: Listen to and discover music from Pandora’s library of over 1 million tracks.
Music: Listen to your Amazon Music Library, Prime Music, TuneIn, and iHeartRadio.
News, weather, and information: Hear up-to-the-minute weather and news from a variety of sources, including local radio stations, NPR, and ESPN from TuneIn.
Questions and answers: Get information from Wikipedia, definitions, answers to common questions, and more.
Alarms, timers, and lists: Stay on time and organized with voice-controlled alarms, timers, shopping lists, and to-do lists.
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