Alexa – An update

It’s been almost 2 years since I purchased the Amazon Alexa enabled voice devices. The Echo is a cylindrical device with a fairly decent speaker. The dot is the size of a hockey puck that for really good music playback needs to be connected to a bluetooth speaker.

The reason I am writing this post is that a friend asked me what do I useĀ  the Alexa devices in my daily life. I pondered for a minute and thought two years ago I used it for:

  • Amazon Music
  • News (NPR, BBC)
  • Weather
  • Spelling
  • Timers
  • Recipes
  • Find out what’s new on Netflix

Today, the novelty has worn off and I primarily use the devices for music and timers. I do believe that Alexa will blossom in homes with digital appliances (i.e thermostats, security systems, lights etc) will benefit from Alexa enabled devices. You can read more hereĀ 

If you’re an Amazon prime customer and an audiophile then Alexa enabled devices are for you. If you’re not- buy a better smartphone.

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The 7 Best Things You Can Do With An Amazon Echo

This past Saturday my wife and I entertained several South Americans. For once we were the minority at the dinner table. Quite frankly it made me speak more Spanish, which I should be doing more of. Several of our guests tried to use our Echo with limited success. I don’t think it was there accent but rather the syntax in asking questions. Overall it was pretty frustrating for them.

Totally reliable voice recognition is still a ways off. My experience with the Amazon Echo continues to be pleasant and more productive. Below is a link for Echo users

 

7 Best Uses Of The Amazon Echo

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