Tag Archive: Alexa


The latest Big Mouth Billy Bass is made to be a rockstar with Alexa support

“Billy Bass, play Despacito.”

Earlier this year, Thrifter reported on Amazon’s upcoming expansion of Alexa functionality with its Gadgets Toolkit release, and some hilarity-inducing products using these new features are now available to pre-order via Amazon.

Releasing early December, the star of this latest lineup of devices might look a bit familiar to you. Big Mouth Billy Bass has been a beloved singing prop that’s graced the walls of hallways and bathrooms since the late 1990s, featuring  [Read More…]

Spread holiday cheer by using Alexa to donate to Toys for Tots

‘Tis the season to give back.

Amazon’s Alexa devices have no shortage of useful skills, but this holiday season, a new one has been added. Simply say “Alexa, donate to Toys for Tots.” and your assistant will present you with an item that’s $ 20 or less and appropriate for a wide range of ages. Once you confirm your order, Alexa will ship the toy directly to Toys for Tots. It’ll also be matching the first $  [Read More…]

Cavalier Maverick Alexa speaker review: Style comes at a cost

There is no shortage of speakers on the market these days that support Alexa. As the market grows we see more and more competition trying to find a way to stand out. Cavalier is throwing its hat in the ring with the Maverick speaker using premium materials and a fashionable design. Let’s see if Cavalier can deliver more than just a good looking speaker.

Design

The Cavalier Maverick is hands down one of the most beautiful and well-built speakers I’ve  [Read More…]

These $120 Jabra Elite 65t are wire-free and also have access to Alexa

These earbuds also offer one-touch access to Siri or Google Assistant.

The Jabra Elite 65t Alexa-enabled true wireless earbuds are down to $ 119.99 on Amazon today. These buds regularly sell for $ 169.99 and have only reached this price once before, so today’s deal makes for significant savings. Both the Titanium Black and Gold Biege versions of these headphones are currently discounted. This deal is also being matched at Best Buy if you prefer to shop  [Read More…]

Alexa is your key to unlocking Amazon’s Black Friday deals early

Stress less.

You’re probably familiar with the slew of benefits that Amazon Prime brings, but we’re about to shed some light on one you might not know about.

Amazon announced today that Prime members can use their Alexa devices to access Black Friday deals ahead of time, but no specific details were given. You’re in luck, though, because we got our hands on the list of early-access deals!

Beginning November 17th at 9PM PT and running through  [Read More…]

Should you use Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa routines?

Here at Android Central, we’re big into connected home products that are designed to make life easier. If you’re trying to pick between Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, we’re here to help you determine which offers the features and services you need most!

Amazon Alexa Routines w/ Amazon Echo Plus

Best for smart home

$ 150 at Amazon

Pros Easy to create custom routines Great for smart home control and automation Benefited by Amazon’s growing Echo  [Read More…]

Amazon Alexa can now control NVIDIA Shield TV

Just in case the built-in Google Assistant isn’t good enough for you.

You can now control your NVIDIA Shield TV — that’s the uber-powerful streaming/gaming box that runs Android TV with Google Assistant — with Amazon Alexa.

Just in case you’d rather use an Amazon Echo to control the box that works directly with Google Assistant, which already can be triggered with an Android phone, or a Google Home speaker, or with the NVIDIA Shield TV remote, or hands-free  [Read More…]

What is Amazon Alexa Guard?

Best answer: Alexa Guard is Amazon’s way of turning you Echo speakers into a security system by having the speakers listen for specific sounds.

Amazon: Amazon Echo Plus (2nd Gen) ($ 150)

Amazon: Ring Video Doorbell 2 ($ 200)

Amazon: Ring Stick Up Cam ($ 180)

Amazon: Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance Starter Kit ($ 200)

What is Amazon Alexa Guard?

Alexa Guard will be a way you can use your existing Echo  [Read More…]

Does the Amazon Cloud Cam work with other Alexa products?

Best answer: Yes! Amazon Cloud Cam works perfectly with Amazon Alexa, as well as some Amazon Echo displays and Amazon Fire devices.

Amazon: Amazon Cloud Cam Security Camera ($ 120)

Which Amazon products does the Amazon Cloud Cam work with?

You can use any Amazon Echo speaker or other Alexa device to replay alerts, speak to whoever is near your Cloud Cam, and more. If you have an Echo Show, Echo Spot, Fire TV, or Fire  [Read More…]

Amazon intros $50 Fire TV Stick 4K, Alexa Voice Remote

Amazon on Wednesday announced its Fire TV Stick 4K, the company’s most powerful streaming media stick to date. Moreover, it introduced the Alexa Voice Remote, which is included with the Fire TV Stick 4K; the bundle retails for $ 49.99.

As the name implies, the Fire TV Stick 4K gains 4K video streaming capabilities. Moreover, it is the first streaming media stick available with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. Comprised of a stick that plugs into your HDMI port and  [Read More…]