Tag Archive: Echo


4 things the Galaxy Home must do to challenge the Echo, Home, and HomePod

The Galaxy Home could be a total flop, but it doesn’t have to be.

On Thursday, August 9, Samsung hosted its Unpacked event in New York City to talk about its three biggest gadgets going into the second half of the year.

The Galaxy Note 9 was the star of the show, and while the Galaxy Watch wasn’t a huge focus, it was something we were expecting to make an appearance. What did catch us off guard,  [Read More…]

Get all the benefits of Alexa with better sound quality than an Echo

Get what Alexa has to offer without having to put up with an Echo’s subpar sound.

If you want everything that Amazon Alexa has to offer, but don’t actually want to put up with the Amazon Echo’s mediocre sound, you can get other speakers with Alexa built in!

Here are our top picks.

Sonos One Sugr Cube Minimalis Eufy Genie Libratone Zipp VAUX Cordless Sonos One

Sonos is the number one name in wireless home audio,  [Read More…]

Echo Dot and Echo Spot are discounted today only at Amazon Canada

Save money on an Echo Dot or Echo Spot — or both!

Amazon Canada has today reduced the price of its popular Echo Dot to $ 59.99. The Dot regularly sells for $ 69.99, making this offer a great opportunity to get into the Echo ecosystem or add Alexa to more rooms in your house.

Most will already be familiar with Amazon Echo line of products, adding smart assistant functionality to rooms in your home. The hands-free,  [Read More…]

Amazon is discounting popular smart home accessories by 20% for Echo device owners

Some deals worth considering!

If you own an Echo device or other 3rd-party Alexa-enabled hardware, you can save 20% on a bunch of smart home accessories at Amazon right now with the use of coupon code SMART20. From smart plugs to bulbs, smart door locks to security cameras, this sale has a little bit of something for everyone. The TP-Link Wi-Fi smart LED bulb drops to $ 17.59 from $ 22, the Sengled starter kit with 2  [Read More…]

How to use Alexa Cast with Amazon Music and Echo speakers

Now you can cast your tunes from Amazon Music to your Echo speakers!

Amazon’s Alexa Cast is a new feature built into the Amazon Music app that lets you cast music to your Echo speakers and control everything from your phone.

While Spotify has allowed you to connect and play music on smart speakers using Spotify Connect, the functionality has been missing from Amazon’s music streaming service. For that reason, many Amazon Prime subscribers are also Spotify  [Read More…]

Lenovo Smart Display vs Amazon Echo Show: Which should you buy?

The 10-inch Lenovo Smart Display, left, and the 7-inch Amazon Echo Show.

Amazon had a full year head start, but Google and Lenovo caught up on launch day.

As great as a virtual assistant can be in your home, the lack of a display can be limiting. In a perfect world, you’d be able to speak and have your home assistant just respond and be reliable all the time, but a huge number of smart speaker  [Read More…]

This might be the 3rd-gen Amazon Echo Dot

The new speaker will have improved sound quality and a rounded design.

Amazon’s Echo Dot is one of the most popular smart speakers around, and thanks to a couple images that recently popped up, we might have our first look at the third-gen version of it.

FrAndroid and Numerama recently got together to share the above two photos. Assuming these are accurate, this is what the next version of the Echo Dot will look like.

As we  [Read More…]

The Amazon Fire TV Stick, Echo Dot, and Instant Pot were this year’s Prime Day best-sellers

More than 100 million products purchased worldwide.

Now that the huge 36-hour event is over, Amazon is offering us a quick look inside some of the successes of Prime Day 2018. As we expected, this was the biggest shopping event that Amazon has ever had, beating out previous Prime Day events, as well as Black Friday and Cyber Monday when comparing the same lengths of time. During the 36 hours, Prime members purchased over 100 million products around the  [Read More…]

Should you buy an Amazon Echo Dot?

It’s the impulse buy of the year, and so very worth it.

Choosing between Amazon’s Echo and the Google Home platform isn’t an easy choice, especially if you’re a big fan of Google’s services and already have a Chromecast kicking around. There’s a lot to consider, and a lot of people are trying to figure out which is best for their needs while surrounded by deals and sales and new features being added every day.

I say  [Read More…]

How to save money when buying an Amazon Echo, Echo Dot or Echo Show

You don’t have to pay full price for your next Echo device!

Unless you have been living under a rock, you’ve heard of Amazon’s Echo devices like the Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Show. Odds are that you may have even considered buying one for yourself at one point in time, but it is possible that you weren’t sold on the price tag of the device. Well, luckily there are a few ways to avoid paying full price and  [Read More…]