Who is Alexa and do I need her in my life?

I have been hearing tidbits about Alexa, but had no idea who she was and why she was so great. Then a friend told me she was going to get the Amazon Echo and proceeded to tell me about this wireless speaker that you can talk to and ask it to do things for you. For example, you can ask Alexa (the voice inside the device) to play your favorite songs, make a to do list, forecast the weather and a whole host of other things. Think what Siri is for Apple, Alexa is for Amazon.  I went to find out more..


Amazon Echo


According to the product description and video below, Amazon Echo does pretty much everything for you, you just have to ask Alexa..

  • Plays all your music from Prime Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, and more using just your voice
  • Fills the room with immersive, 360º omni-directional audio
  • Allows hands-free convenience with voice-control
  • Hears you from across the room with far-field voice recognition, even while music is playing
  • Answers questions, reads audiobooks and the news, reports traffic and weather, gives info on local businesses, provides sports scores and schedules, and more using the Alexa Voice Service
  • Controls lights, switches, and thermostats with compatible WeMo, Philips Hue, Samsung SmartThings, Wink, Insteon, Nest, and ecobee smart home devices
  • Always getting smarter and adding new features, plus thousands of skills like Uber, Domino’s, and more
See the below video for more scoop:

to buy:Amazon Echo

Do you have an Amazon Echo?  If so, what do you think?  Is she amazing and going to change my life?  Please leave a comment and let us know.

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  1. We LOVE Alexa and have the Echo pod as well. We use her for shopping lists, weather, remembering if we fed the dog, turning on the den light and more!

  2. I bought The Echo in July. I love it. My favorite feature is setting a timer & wake-up alarm. I love the way music fills the room and the other night Alexa joined us on the porch for neighborhood cocktails

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