Amazon Echo Techie Holiday Gift Guide #8


“Hey Echo, Turn my lights off.” Just ask echo and it will do as told! As just make sure it can do it first though. Every techie needs a good Ai.

The Amazon Echo is like having a personal assistant right in your home! The echo comes at $179.99 which makes this one of the cheapest Ai’s for your home. The Echo allows you to set alarms, play music, sports scores, questions and answers, shopping and more!

Please note you’ll need at computer or a smartphone connected to wifi to get Echo to work.


Just ask

Echo is always ready, connected, and fast. Just say the wake word, “Alexa,” for:

Audible: Play audiobooks from Audible with Echo. Plus, Echo supports Whispersync for Voice to continue right where you left off.

Calendars: Check your upcoming schedule by asking what’s on your Google calendar.

Shopping: Restock on previously purchased items by re-ordering Prime-eligible products in your Amazon shopping history.

Connected home: Control compatible WeMo, Philips Hue, SmartThings, Insteon, and Wink devices with your voice.

Traffic: Hear commute time and the fastest route to your destination.

Sports: Ask for sports scores and schedules from the NFL, NBA, MLS, MLB, NHL, NCAA, WNBA, and more.

 Pandora: Listen to and discover music from Pandora’s library of over 1 million tracks.

Music: Listen to your Amazon Music Library, Prime Music, TuneIn, and iHeartRadio.

News, weather, and information: Hear up-to-the-minute weather and news from a variety of sources, including local radio stations, NPR, and ESPN from TuneIn.

Questions and answers: Get information from Wikipedia, definitions, answers to common questions, and more.

Alarms, timers, and lists: Stay on time and organized with voice-controlled alarms, timers, shopping lists, and to-do lists.

More coming soon: Echo automatically updates through the cloud with new services and features.


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