21 Amazon Echo Hacks You Should Definitely Know About
Order pizza and request Ubers ~with your voice~. You may have heard of an insanely well-reviewed device called the Amazon Echo, which has a personal assistant called Alexa and a speaker built-in. Read my full Echo review here. Nicole / BuzzFeed Well, unless you live in a super tiny studio, the speaker component of the Echo is kinda... meh. At loud volumes, the audio starts to sound muddy. Nicole Nguyen / BuzzFeed / Amazon Well, Amazon just announced a new device, the Echo Dot, that lets you put the intelligence of Alexa into *any* speaker. It's a HUGE deal for people who use Alexa to play a lot of music. Amazon The hockey-sized puck costs $90 and can do anything its big sis, the Echo, can do. Like recognize your voice from across the room, turn on your lights, etc. Amazon View Entire List ›
Susan Deppner provides a wonderful, in-depth review of her Amazon Echo personal assistant, named Alexa (after its wake word). She discusses the pros and cons of this new device, which would make a great gift for nearly anyone, including those hard to buy for people.