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Should I upgrade to the new Amazon Echo Plus?

Best answer: The latest Echo Plus offers a significant improvement in sound quality and design over Amazon’s first generation of Alexa-powered speakers. Thanks to multi-speaker support you can upgrade your living room and relocate your older Echo speaker to your kitchen or elsewhere in your home.

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

The Echo Plus is worth it in almost every way

The Echo Plus is the best option for  [Read More…]

The Red Dead Redemption 2 PS4 bundle is back in stock at Amazon!

Rhyming? Alliteration? This game’s got it all.

Update: This pre-order is back in stock!

The Red Dead Redemption 2 PlayStation 4 Bundle is available for pre-order at both Amazon and Best Buy. It is set to ship at the end of October and it’ll run you $ 399.99, which essentially means you’re getting the game for free.

The bundle includes a jet black PS4 Pro 1TB console, a Dualshock 4 wireless controller, and a copy of  [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…]

What’s new on Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Hulu in November

“Death By Magic” explores the magicians who gave their all for their art. It’s on Netflix in November.

Get ready to say goodbye to ‘House of Cards’.

Between holidays and cooler weekends, November is prime time for hanging at home and catching up on new shows and movies. And November is proving to be one hell of a month on the Big Three streaming services — that’s Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Hulu.

We’ve got the final  [Read More…]

Will the Amazon Smart Plug work with my appliance?

Best answer: Probably. The Amazon Smart Plug was designed to work with most any product you have in your home but there are some exceptions and devices that shouldn’t be connected.

Amazon: Amazon Smart Plug ($ 25)

Safety first

Before we dig in, know that the Amazon Smart Plug is designed for use with a 100-120 volt three prong system so it’s a North American product only.

All electrical devices are designed with safety in mind  [Read More…]

Skydio’s R1 Self-Flying 4K Camera Smart Drone has finally arrived at Amazon

No piloting skills? No problem.

We’re big fans of drones which new pilots can learn to fly easily, but Skydio’s R1 smart drone takes the game to a whole new level. This recently-released “self-driving camera” has been available since February at Skydio’s website and select Apple retail stores, but today marks the first time it’s landed at Amazon for purchase.

Using your Android device, or an iPhone or Apple Watch, you can choose a person or vehicle  [Read More…]

Play Spotify with Amazon Echo

Best answer: Yes. You can listen to your favorite music or podcasts from Spotify on the Echo device of your choice. Getting everything set up is as easy as 1, 2, 3. This is true for those who sign up for Spotify Premium at just $ 10 per month.

Amazon: Echo Dot ($ 50) Spotify: Spotify Premium ($ 10/mo) What can you do with Spotify on your Amazon Echo?

Back in 2016, Spotify and Amazon announced a  [Read More…]

Amazon Echo Plus (2nd gen) review: The science of good sound

Amazon’s premium model Echo just got even more premium, and we love it!

Amazon has had a long and strange trip from its humble beginnings as a bookseller to where the company is today. Products like the new 2018 Echo Plus give us an idea where the company is headed: the one-stop shop for everything, including “casual” smart home products. It’s a place where you can stretch your dollar and get good products that are easy to  [Read More…]

What live TV services does the Amazon Echo Show support?

Best answer: The Amazon Echo Show supports live TV with Alexa skills, and now directly with support for Hulu. You can watch any programming that’s included in your Hulu subscription on the Echo Show, as well as a variety of TV stations that can be accessed through Alexa’s skills.

Amazon: Amazon Echo Show ($ 229.99)

What’s an Amazon Echo Show?

The Echo Show is the next generation of the Amazon Echo, its groundbreaking wireless, voice-controlled smart  [Read More…]

Amazon Smart Plug review: Everything should be so easy

Amazon’s smart plug brings a new meaning to the term “plug and play.”

I’ve been using the Amazon Smart Plug for a few days, and I’m convinced it’s the best hardware product Amazon has ever made.

I’m no stranger to smart plugs. I have an assortment of them in my house, ranging from hard-wired old-school Wemo and Insteon plugs to inexpensive iHome socket adapters to “green” models like Edimax’s offerings. They’re a great way to transform any  [Read More…]