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Review

Amazon Alexa is a voice-activated AI-powered assistant that uses voice recognition and artificial intelligence to do things for you. Alexa is highly capable and can answer any question you might have. It can answer questions about celebrities, movies, sports, and music. It can also answer questions about local businesses, control smart home devices...

Amazon Alexa

  • Greg Burn
  • May 11, 2021

Amazon Alexa is a voice-activated AI-powered assistant that uses voice recognition and artificial intelligence to do things for you. Alexa is highly capable and can answer any question you might have. It can answer questions about celebrities, movies, sports, and music. It can also answer questions about local businesses, control smart home devices, and can read audiobooks. Amazon Alexa is a virtual assistant device that can be activated by voice command. Alexa has a built in speaker and microphone, and can be connected to external speakers or headphones as well. Amazon has made Alexa available to use on any device that has the Alexa app installed. The app can be installed on iOS devices, Android devices, and on a variety of Amazon's own devices such as the Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, Echo Show, and Echo Spot.

Features

Alexa can answer any question, turn on and off lights in the house, play music, set timers, set alarms, tell you the weather, and give you the news. Alexa can also control your smart home devices, such as your thermostat, which can be done through the use of different apps. The Echo Dot is a small, sleek speaker with a built-in microphone. It has all of the features of the original Echo, and also offers a lower price point ($50) and the option of connecting an external speaker. The Echo Dot is a slim speaker that is roughly the size of two stacked hockey pucks. It has seven omnidirectional microphones, a speaker, and a small LED light on top. The Echo Dot is a standalone speaker that can connect to external speakers by bluetooth or auxiliary input.

Design

Alexa is a cylindrical device, available in either black or white. The device is made of plastic and has a blue light ring that flashes when Alexa is listening. The design of the Echo Dot is simple and attractive. It is a small speaker with a built-in microphone, and has all the features of the original Echo. The speaker is approximately the size of two stacked hockey pucks, and the light on top is the only decorative feature. The Dot is available in six colors.

Usability

The Amazon Alexa app is free, but there is a fee to get an Amazon Echo. The Echo can be used for a variety of purposes, such as staying up to date on the news or setting reminders. The Echo Dot is the perfect size for any room in the house. It can be used as a speaker for an Echo, giving the user a bigger sound. It is also a standalone device and can be used to play music from any smart device.

Conclusion

The Amazon Echo is a hands-free device that can answer any question, and plays music. The Echo Dot is a smaller, yet still functional, version of the Amazon Echo.

Pros:
  • It can answer any question
  • It is a hands-free device
  • It integrates with your smart home devices
  • It learns your personal preferences
  • It can play music
  • It can play games
  • It can control other Alexa enabled devices
Cons:
  • It can't be used in the dark
  • It can't read text messages
  • It can't answer phone calls
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