If you haven’t yet heard about Amazon Echo, take a moment to read this post and
get familiar with what could easily become one of the great technology products
we’ve seen in years.
Amazon Echo is a hands-free speaker you control with your voice. Echo connects to the Alexa Voice Service to play music, provide information, news, sports scores, weather, and more—instantly. All you have to do is ask. Echo has seven microphones and beam forming technology so it 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 360° immersive sound. When you want to use Echo, just say the wake word “Alexa” and Echo responds instantly.
Amazon Echo responds quickly to questions and commands such as “Alexa find me an Italian restaurant”, or “Alexa play Taylor Swift from Prime Music”, or “Alexa set a timer for 30 minutes”.
Echo provides hands-free voice control for Amazon Music, Prime Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn. It is also Bluetooth-enabled so you can stream other popular music services like iTunes from your mobile device.
Echo delivers high quality vocals with dynamic bass response. Its dual downward-firing speakers produce 360° omni-directional audio to fill any room with incredible sound.
When you want to use Echo, simply say the wake word, “Alexa,” and Echo lights up and streams audio to the cloud, where the Alexa Voice Service is leveraged to recognize and respond to your request instantly. Alexa—the brain behind Echo—is built in the cloud, so it is always getting smarter. The more you use Echo, the more it adapts to your speech patterns, vocabulary, and personal preferences. And because Echo is always connected, updates are delivered automatically.
You can use Echo to switch on the lamp before getting out of bed, turn on the fan or space heater while reading in your favorite chair, or dim the lights from the couch to watch a movie—all without lifting a finger. Just say “Alexa turn off the tv”, or “Alexa turn on the lights”. The possibilities are endless and growing fast with Amazon Echo.
With the free Alexa App on Fire OS, Android, iOS, and desktop browsers, you can easily setup and manage your Echo.
Use the free Alexa App to connect services that you already use such as Spotify, Pandora, and Google Calendar. You can then setup your smart home devices from WeMo, Philips Hue, SmartThings, Insteon, ecobee, and many more. You can see what books are available to read from your Kindle and Audible libraries. You can view shopping and to-do lists while you are on the go. Controlling your timers and setting custom tones for your alarms couldn’t be easier with Amazon Echo.
Amazon Echo is available from Amazon for only $179, more than a reasonable price for such an innovative product.
This is a game changing product from Amazon that is ready for prime time !