Tag Archive: Amazon

Put Alexa wherever there is a plug with the Amazon Echo Flex

It’s not pretty, but that’s kinda the point.

When Amazon announced the Echo Flex at its September 2019 event in Seattle, the product received a mixed, if muted reception among the tech press and Echo/Alexa fans. Some saw it as another example of Amazon just throwing a bunch of crud up against a wall (which, ironically, is where this thing goes) to see if it would stick, some didn’t pay it much attention at all, and some  [Read More…]

How to watch UFC 245 on Amazon Fire TV

All you need is ESPN+. (And Amazon Fire TV.)

UFC 245 is nearly upon us. It’s the final UFC event of 2019, and it’s going to be good. (At least it better be good, because we keep saying it will be.

On tap this Saturday, Dec. 14, is Kamaru Usman, who’s taking on Colby Covington in the welterweight division. The fight is coming to us from Las Vegas.

Like all big UFC events, this one’s on Pay-Per-View.  [Read More…]

Amazon does half of its deliveries in-house, is set to overtake UPS by 2022

It’s set to overtake UPS to become the largest shipping provider by 2022.

What you need to know Morgan Stanley estimates Amazon Logistics, the retail giant’s in-house shipping solution, is now shipping 2.5 billion packages per year. That amounts to 50% of all its deliveries in the U.S. The investment bank also estimates that the company may overtake UPS to become the largest shipping service in the country by 2022.

Amazon is rapidly expanding its shipping capabilities,  [Read More…]

Amazon Echo Plus (2nd gen) vs. Sonos Play:1 — Which should you buy?

I listen to a lot of music — and control a lot of connected devices — so I know the ropes when it comes to smart speakers.

Amazon Echo Plus

Alexa’s got skills

$ 150 at Amazon

Pros Powered by Alexa Built-in smart home hub Multiroom audio with other Echo devices Cons Same sound architecture as cheaper, newer Echo Sound doesn’t match Sonos quality

The Echo Plus is a great sounding speaker at the center  [Read More…]

Amazon sets its eyes on India with free Audible Suno service

It has 60 new originals and exclusive, totaling hundreds of hours of content.

What you need to know Audible is launching an exclusive service for India named Audible Suno. Suno features more than 60 originals and exclusives for Indian users in both Hindi and English. The service is entirely free, with no ads, and no sign-ups.

India has become an increasingly more important focal point for Amazon. The company is even launching some new features in India  [Read More…]

Want an Amazon Echo Dot for 99-cents?

Given the time of year it’s not hard to find a discount on smart speakers and other gadgets. Google’s Nest Mini is cheap at $ 49 but it can be often found at $ 35 or lower.

The same goes for Amazon’s Alexa-powered Echo Dot. It’s a great bargain seven days a week even at its standard price. But, when you can get one for half price, it’s awesome. But, drop it down to just 99¢ and it’s nearly impossible  [Read More…]

Amazon and Onida team up to launch first Fire TV Edition smart TVs in India

After North America and Europe, Amazon has finally launched its first Fire TV Edition smart TVs in India.

What you need to know Amazon has partnered with Onida to bring Fire TV Edition smart TVs to the Indian market. The Onida Fire TV Edition comes in two sizes – 32-inch and 43-inch. Both models will be available for purchase via Amazon.in starting from December 20.

Amazon today announced the launch of new Fire TV Edition smart TVs  [Read More…]

What color Amazon Echo (3rd Gen) should you buy?

The Amazon Echo (3rd Gen) is the latest in the line of the original Echo smart speakers. What started out as a dull, black plastic tube has evolved into a rather attractive cylinder with soft fabric sides now available in several colors. Which should you pick up? We have our favorites, but let’s see if they match yours!

Oh that blue! Echo (3rd Gen) Twilight Blue

Staff pick

The Twilight Blue color is really pretty and  [Read More…]

Amazon mistakenly sent some buyers condoms instead of a Nintendo Switch

There were also books, batteries, and a tambourine.

What you need to know Amazon customers who bought a Nintendo Switch on Black Friday were in for a rude surprise this week. Instead of their console, some customers report receiving an assortment of items, such as condoms, batteries, and books. A tambourine also made the cut.

It’s Black Friday and you just splurged on a Nintendo Switch on Amazon. Well, unfortunately for you, the condom Amazon sent instead  [Read More…]

Hit Cyber Monday hard with 20% off warehouse deals at Amazon UK

The final day of the big shopping event is here, and Cyber Monday in the UK is kicking off with another doorbuster from Amazon. Until the end of the event you can get 20% off a wide range of Amazon Warehouse products making for some top deals.

Savings to be made Amazon Warehouse deals

20% off selected items

Amazon Warehouse is a great chance to save even more, with Cyber Monday prices driving most items down, you  [Read More…]