Alexa, What’s the weather today?
If you don’t have an Amazon Echo you don’t get it.
This is a voice controlled, cloud -based, hands free intelligent personal assistant that also is a rockin’ speaker for your music. (You gotta have internet services to use some of her features.)
You can say things like “Alexa, play Christmas music” and she will start playing tunes from your Pandora account, Amazon Music, Spotify etc…… you can also connect to Echo with an auxiliary cable to play use as a speaker if you don’t have wi-fi.
You can ask her for the weather, today’s headlines, who won the World Series in 1987 and how many ounces are in a cup. She will set a timer and an alarm for you.
2nd Generation Echo
I think this is a great gift for anyone. The all new 2nd Generation Echo is around $80 but if you don’t want to rock the neighborhood or spend that much you can get by with the Echo Dot for $30.
Both models are on sale at this time and yes, you can have more than one. We have the larger 1st Generation Echo in our bedroom and a dot in our family room so we can connect to our outdoor speaker system.
You can do a little more research on your own to find out the vast number of things Echo is capable of. I hear of something new practically every week.
You can find an Echo at Bed Bath Beyond, Target, etc. We ordered from our Amazon Prime and got it in two days! *love our Prime Membership
Here are some of the things I ask our Echo daily:
Alexa, What time is it? What’s the weather? Tell me a joke. Set a timer for…. Set alarm for…. What day is Christmas? How many days until spring? Will it snow today? What are Santa’s reindeer’s names?
We really like her!