Tag Archive: Echo


Amazon Echo vs. Dot vs. Tap vs. Show: Which should you buy?

Control your music and way more with Amazon’s line of Echo smart speakers.

Updated May 2017: Added Modern Dad’s take, a note on Tap’s hands-free capabilities, and information on Echo Show.

The world of the connected home is still very much a disconnected mess. As Apple and Google each compete with their own standards — and other companies doing the same with their own — Amazon has quietly snuck in the side door with its smart, attractive, and  [Read More…]

Five reasons why I pre-ordered the Amazon Echo Show

Sometimes I really need my Echo to show, not tell.

I’m fairly embedded in the Alexa ecosystem. There’s a full-sized Echo in my living room, an Echo Dot in my bedroom, and the Alexa-enabled Triby sits on my fridge in the kitchen. I don’t use Alexa for anything particularly special, mostly just music/podcasts and smart light control and the occasional timer. There’s a lot more I could do with Alexa, but I often find the experience limiting  [Read More…]

Google Home just leapfrogged Amazon Echo at I/O 2017

Google just took the lead with a 2-hour keynote address.

Google I/O 2017 marked a massive improvement in Google Home’s capabilities, the importance of which should not be underestimated. With less than a 30 minute slice of the two-hour long keynote address, Google rolled out fresh Google Home features that improve daily functionality of the connected speaker and completely change the possibilities for both requesting and receiving information from it.

Amazon should take note.

Adding push information  [Read More…]

Amazon launches Echo Show with video chat

Your relationship with Alexa just got a lot more personal.

Amazon just launched its latest gadget in the personal assistant line. The Echo Show is a $ 230 stand-alone touch screen device that is designed exclusively for Alexa. Now, when you ask Alexa to order that doll house, you’ll see what it looks like first.

The Show, which houses a 7-inch touch sensitive screen and two Dolby front-facing speakers, as well as eight microphones, can hear your  [Read More…]

This coupon saves you $100 when buying two of Amazon’s brand new Alexa-powered Echo Show

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with a deal on the brand new Echo Show!

Amazon has just officially unveiled the Echo Show, its latest Alexa-powered device, and the company is already offering a discount if you buy two of them. You can save $ 100 when using the coupon SHOW2PACK, dropping the price down to just $ 359.98. With the ability to make video calls, monitor your front door and more from the Echo Show,  [Read More…]

Amazon confirms Alexa Calling and Messaging Between Echo Devices

It’s been a big day for amazon, a full reboot of the Echo device and now confirming calling and messaging between all Echo Devices and the Alexa App: Let’s just say we’re excited! So, let me break this down for you. Amazon is bringing the update to all current Alexa devices: This was announced today […]

Amazon adds $230 Echo Show to its roster of connected devices

Amazon today announced its latest connected, Alexa-enabled device in the form of the Echo Show. Set to arrive in late June, the unit offers up an entirely different design from its predecessors. The Echo Show houses a 7-inch display, a 5-megapixel camera, Dolby-powered speakers, numerous (eight) noise-canceling microphones, and a trio of buttons. Like its […]

Amazon’s touchscreen Echo will go up for pre-order May 9 for $229

The next Echo introduces a new way to interact with Alexa.

Update: We now have more details on Amazon’s touchscreen-enabled Echo, courtesy of AFTVNews. The device will be called the Echo Show, and will retail for $ 229 on June 28. Pre-orders kick off from tomorrow, May 9, in the U.S.

Original story follows:

People have been saying that the new Amazon Echo will have a touchscreen and let you make video calls since early 2017. We’ve also seen  [Read More…]

Amazon Echo may be number one, but Google Home is quickly catching up

Amazon Echo is certainly dominating the market, but that’s because there hasn’t been much competition until now.

Amazon’s line of assistant-enabled Echo devices remain as the punchline of every connected home joke, which is why it’s no surprise it’s the number one line of assistant-enabled connected speaker in U.S. households. According to research firm eMarketer, the Amazon Echo and Echo Dot devices now claim roughy 70% of the marketshare for this particular category of devices.

Google Home ranks in  [Read More…]

Amazon’s next Echo, which will make calls, may be announced this week

The next Echo will probably let you talk to someone besides Alexa.

People have been saying that the new Amazon Echo will have a touchscreen and let you make video calls since early 2017. We’ve also seen some very official-looking renders of what is being touted as the next Echo, complete with a big screen, a video camera, and a speaker chamber. Today the Wall Street Journal jumps in and says everything we’ve heard is true. And we might  [Read More…]