Amazon just took in-home talking to yourself to the next level. Okay, maybe not to yourself, rather to their new Amazon Echo from across the room. The Echo is equipped with a 2.5-inch subwoofer that can play your music, tell you the weather, convert measurements while baking, create to-do lists, set reminders, and much more. All from talking to it. Think of it as your own personal, non-moving Siri robot that sits in the corner constantly listening for your commands.
If you’re worried about having a device constantly listening to you, don’t worry its not going to tell your husband you came home last night with another man. Or will it? The device uses a cloud-contained brain that learns the more you use it. Adapting to your behaviors and routine. All you need to do is say, “Alexa”, and Echo will respond ready. Hopefully, they program in a way to give it a fancy name. Is this the first version of the computer from the movie, ‘Her’? It will connect to your other smart devices as well running Fire OS, iOS and Android.
If you’re an Amazon Prime user it’s your lucky day. Prime users can score the Echo today for $99, the rest of us will pay $199. The holidays are upon us, grab one for your favorite person here.