Tag Archive: Echo


Can you use Ring products with the new Amazon Echo Show 8?

Best answer: Yes, Ring products pair perfectly with the Echo Show 8, allowing you to monitor and control your smart home security from this latest Amazon touch screen smart speaker.

Multiuse monitor: Echo Show 8 ($ 130 at Amazon) Keep an eye out: Ring Stick Up Cam ($ 100 at Amazon) Amazon and Ring relationship

Amazon was among the first large companies to see the value in smart home devices and smart home automation, and early on  [Read More…]

What’s the best premium Echo speaker? The Echo Studio or Echo Plus?

Echo Studio

It’s the Echo Plus PLUS

$ 200 at Amazon

Pros Physical mic mute switch Booming room-filling sound Built-in Zigbee smart home hub Can be paired with another Echo Studio and/or Fire TV for surround sound Cons First gen product Most expensive Echo device

The Echo Studio is Amazon’s shot across the bow to Apple’s Homepod, Google’s Home Max, and Sonos’ collection of high-end speakers. It offers amazing sound and smarts for a great  [Read More…]

Which big smart screen is right for you? Nest Hub Max or Amazon Echo Show

The Nest Hub Max takes all that was great about the Nest Hub and scales it up. Amazon has taken a similar approach with its Echo Show line. We’ll talk through the pros and cons of each to help you decide which you should get.

Nest Hub Max

Nest to the MAX

$ 230 at B&H

Pros Face Match feature is cool Physical mic and camera cover switch Google Photos integration for a smart frame  [Read More…]

What’s the best-sounding Alexa smart speaker? Echo Studio or Sonos One?

Amazon Echo Studio

Alexa goes Hi-Fi

$ 200 at Amazon

Pros Multi-directional, immersive sound Supports multi-room audio Can be paired with another Echo Studio or Fire TV Supports multiple music services and Apple Airplay 2 Physical microphone mute switch Cons First gen product Most expensive Echo device

After years of making decent sounding smart speakers, Amazon has finally heeded the call for a high-end, Hi-Fi home for Alexa. The Echo Studio features five speakers for  [Read More…]

We’ll show you which Echo Show to get!

New Show in Town Echo Show 8

$ 130 at Amazon

Pros The Goldilocks of Echo Show devices Disable camera and microphones with one switch/cover Significantly cheaper than larger Echo Show Uses “Certified with Humans” Cons Can’t adjust viewing angles without a stand No Dolby processing built-in

Fast on the heels of the popular Echo Show 5, the Echo Show 8 fits right in the middle of this expanding product line. It brings a higher resolution  [Read More…]

Should you get the new Echo Dot with Clock?

Echo Dot with Clock

It’s about time

$ 60 at Amazon

Pros Subtle LED clock display Snooze functionality at a tap Retains all of what’s good about the Echo Dot (3rd Gen) Cons Only currently available in one color Display can’t show notifications

Amazon knows what time it is! It took our favorite little smart speaker and incorporated an LED display to show the time, your timers, and the temperature.

Echo Dot (3rd  [Read More…]

Which mid-sized Echo device should you get? All-new Echo or Echo Plus?

All-new Echo

Standard-bearer gets better

$ 100 at Amazon

Pros Plush styling like Echo Plus Much improved sound architecture Now available in twilight blue Cons Sits in weird middle ground of Echo lineup No smart display or LED clock functionality

Even though it may not look like a major update, Amazon significantly improved the speakers in this standard Echo and made the design a little less stark with a more plush fabric and new twilight  [Read More…]

These smart home devices work with Amazon Echo

Smart home tech is becoming a more accessible and popular way of upgrading your current household setup. The best thing about the Amazon Echo family of products and Amazon Alexa is the seemingly endless integration with many popular and emerging smart home devices. Here is a smorgasbord of some of the best Alexa-compatible smart home tools that work with your Amazon Echo device.

Alexa, show the front door camera Ring Video Doorbell 2

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The Echo Buds, Amazon’s first truly wireless earbuds, cost $129

Pre-orders are open right now.

What you need to know The Echo Buds are Amazon’s first truly wireless earbuds. You’ll get hands-free Alexa, 5 hours of battery life, and “world-class” noise reduction. Echo Buds are available for pre-order now for $ 129.

There have been long-standing rumors that Amazon would be diving into the wireless earbud game at some point soon, and during the company’s massive hardware event on September 25, that’s exactly what happened. Ladies and  [Read More…]

Echo on your face and Alexa at your fingertips

It’s Alexa at its smallest — and most basic — in a properly caveated beta program.

What you need to know These are part of Amazon’s Day 1 Editions program and are invite-only. Echo Frames glasses will retail for $ 179.99 and feature Alexa audio assistance. Echo Loop smart ring will retail for $ 129.99, with microphones and haptic feedback.

Amazon announced two of its most ambitions Echo products today as part of its Day 1 Edition program, which  [Read More…]