Tag Archive: Alexa


Sonos One and Alexa are a match made in heaven

Alexa gets the headlines when it comes to Sonos’ new speaker, but it’s even more assistants and services are coming — and that’s what’s truly exciting.

It’s easy to look at what Sonos announced today in New York City — a new Sonos One speaker, with microphones and Amazon Alexa integration built in, as well as external Alexa support for its older speakers — and think “OK, that’s it. That’s easy.”

Only, that’s not it. And it’s not easy. There’s  [Read More…]

Amazon’s new Fire TV 4K supports Alexa, starts at $70

Amazon’s new Fire TV undercuts everyone on the market — by a lot.

Earlier this week, NVIDIA announced that its Shield TV got a price drop — from $ 200 to $ 180, as long as you don’t need the included controller. Apple’s new 4K TV also costs $ 180. Roku’s Premiere+ set-top box starts at $ 80, and supports 4K and HDR; Google’s Chromecast Ultra dongle is a reasonable $ 69.

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The next Google Glass might come from Amazon, with Alexa in tow

2017 may well be the year you switch from tapping or typing on your touchscreen to simply voicing out your commands. Many platforms, including Apple’s Siri, Microsoft’s Cortana, Samsung’s Bixby or the Google Assistant want you to talk to them, but Alexa easily leads the race. Alexa is virtually everywhere – from smart speakers and […]

Let Alexa set the mood for you with this $17 Eufy Lumos dimmable LED bulb

This Eufy Lumos smart dimmable LED bulb is down to $ 16.99 on Amazon. It normally sells for $ 20 and has never had a direct price drop like this before.

You can also get the tunable version of the Eufy Lumos for $ 25.49. That’s a drop from its normal price around $ 30. The only difference between these two light bulbs is the latter can be tuned to an ambiance of 2700K to 6500K.

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Grab a Martian mVoice Smartwatch (w/ Amazon Alexa) for only $129

In the market for a smartwatch or new wearable? You will definitely want to check out today’s Deal of the Day. We’re offering Martian mVoice Smartwatches for only $ 129.99, a savings of some 55% percent. Normally priced close to $ 300, these are an incredible deals. Not only do the watches give you notifications from the major […]

Best Smart Switches for Amazon Alexa

Because turning on things with your fingers is so 20th century …

So you’ve got a home. You’ve got Amazon Alexa doing her thing, be it in an original Echo or an Echo Dot or maybe the new Echo Show. (Or in any one of the third-party offerings that take advantage of what she can do.)

It’s time to ramp things up a little more. Let’s talk switches.

This actually is a two-parter. It’s absolutely possible to  [Read More…]

Amazon set to launch new 4K Fire TV dongle and set-top box with built-in Alexa

Amazon’s next Fire TV box is basically an Echo Dot with an HDMI port.

Amazon is planning to release two new Fire TV models before the end of 2017. As reported by AFTVnews, the new flagship Amazon Fire TV set top box will have built-in Alexa functionality and support 4K and HDR content, while Amazon is also set to release a new mid-tier dongle — essentially a cross between a scaled-down Amazon Fire TV box and Google’s Chromecast —  [Read More…]

Amazon Echo Show review: Alexa gets fancy

The quick take

Amazon adds a touchscreen and camera to a couple of decent speakers, giving us the best Echo yet for only $ 50 more than what the original Alexa device is selling for. Video calling is an easy-to-use (if still novel) feature, and Amazon’s paving the way for developers to make use of the 7-inch display. Now it just has to get them to update those thousands of skills to take advantage of it.

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Eharmony and Alexa team up to make finding a date that much more weird

I’ve been married for 13 years next week. I can’t even imagine what it’s like to do that in the age of smartphones and dating apps and Instagram and text messages. I am old.

Also: There’s now an Amazon Alexa Skill that ties eharmony to your Amazon account. So you can find more info on potential lifelong partners without even having to pick up your phone, or log into a computer.

Or, as eharmony puts it:

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The Harman Kardon Allure is an ugly smart speaker with Alexa

Do you like the idea of having a smart speaker around the house, but you’d like one that could actually deliver premium audio? Then you might want to skip the Amazon Echo in favor of the newly launched Harman Kardon Allure. The new smart speaker comes with Harman’s 360-degree soon, as well as a built-in […]