Voice recognition for the car, Iwatch, smart phones have always been a cool idea but its usage and effectiveness has been equally frustrating at the least and wanting to rip its cords out and attach it to a bomb at the most.
Amazon’s Echo for the home claims to resolve those issues and at an affordable price. At a $180 even critics are giving it try.
Reviews are coming in saying that its “Alexa” voice is much more pleasing than SIRI. Maybe not like Scarlett Johansson in the movie Her but much more soothing than what has been out there.
Set up is easy and it’s black, tubular design makes it fit most anywhere. Most are putting it their kitchen and have it ready to answer questions about weather forecasts, recipes, schedules, road conditions and adding items to the grocery list as soon as you think of them.
It’s a speaker so you can tell it to play your favorite Pandora station. Although some reviews say there are better sounding speakers out there, the Echo does just fine for a room and, again, has the appeal and ability of becoming your home companion.
There are so many areas where Google, Apple and Amazon compete and some are saying that the Amazon Echo is the one that’s leading the pack regarding home voice automated systems.