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The Amazon Echo : Your New Personal Assistant

What is the Amazon Echo?Amazon's Echo

With the rise of electronic personal assistants, it can be hard to keep up with which ones are which. The Amazon Echo is one electronic assistant that is gaining a name for itself. It’s essentially a wireless speaker but is capable of doing so much more. Echo works by just listening to the sound of your voice and can do countless tasks like search the web or create a to-do list. It allows you to use your phone while it stays in your pocket. Here is all about Amazon Echo.

How does Amazon’s Echo Work?

The Amazon Echo is comprised of seven sensitive microphones that allow you to ask a question or deliver a command without having to ask twice. This allows the Echo’s voice control system, Alexa, to always be listening in order to deliver the quickest response. When you talk to Alexa, your voice is streamed to the cloud. There is a copy of your commands and questions in Amazon Echo app but you are able to delete those if you don’t want to leave a record. Once you say “Alexa” the Amazon Echo wakes up. The microphone then begins taking everything you say and sends it up to Amazon’s cloud for analyzation. It will then respond in the appropriate manner depending on what you asked it.

What is Amazon’s Echo Used For?

Echo is essentially a speaker, but if that is all you are looking for then you are better off getting a quality speaker for less money. The reason to get Echo is for the Alexa voice control. Voice control frees you from your phone. It allows you to get the information you need without having to stare at your phone all day. It is especially useful for smart-home users. This is because you can open smart-home apps through Echo by simply speaking. For example, if you have an app that can turn on your lights, instead of having to get your phone out and press the button to turn them on you can simply say “Alexa, turn on the bedroom lights”. This takes smart-homes to a whole new level. It also has things called skills. These skills are essentially apps that allow Alexa to access things outside of Amazon such as ordering an Uber or pizza. This brings a whole new level to the electronic personal assistant.

The verdict on the Amazon Echo 

The Amazon Echo is a pretty neat piece of technology. It goes beyond just being a speaker. It is an electronic personal assistant that can be integrated into almost every aspect of your household. If you are all about new age technology, check out the Amazon Echo.