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Old 07-07-2015, 07:11 AM  
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Any review's on the Amazon Echo?

Wondering if anyone here has purchased one, and what your thoughts are on the application and technology of the Echo. TIA
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Old 07-31-2016, 12:24 PM   #16
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Mine just arrived about 30 minutes ago. Setup was ridiculously easy.

So far, I've just used it to stream music and ask random questions. Seems to have a ton of "easter eggs" and the responses are usually pretty good.

Also have it paired with our Nest Thermostat and it immediately changes the temperature upon request. Have heard great reviews on the Philips Hue light system, will be buying some shortly to automate the upstairs lighting.

Is it a luxury? Sure. I'll say it is nice to do some things without needing to have my phone on me, and from what I've read it can do a LOT of things if you're willing to do some research and spend more money on home automation.
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Old 07-31-2016, 01:15 PM   #17
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My dad has it. It seems to be a good product as long as your internet connection is strong. We tried to use it at a place with a weak wireless network and couldn't get it to work.

I set it up so he could use Pandora, IheartRadio, and Spotify. It was a little bit of a challenge to explain to him the concepts of the various music streaming services. That was a couple of weeks ago. I should check in on him and see how it is going.
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Old 07-31-2016, 03:56 PM   #18
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It's pretty good if you don't expect too much. I like to just use it if I am waiting in line at places.
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Old 08-03-2016, 06:41 PM   #19
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You can tell it to play porn for you so you don't need to choose between letting go of your dick or Cheetos.
Wait, it plays porn?? I've had once since Christmas and it's essentially just a Pandora player and a timer for cooking.
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Old 08-05-2016, 06:32 PM   #20
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We had it for a few weeks and sent it back.

Great for playing music, found no other useful features.

I'll wait for Google Home. At least it will be capable of answering my 5 yr olds questions.
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Old 08-07-2016, 02:11 PM   #21
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We had it for a few weeks and sent it back.

Great for playing music, found no other useful features.

I'll wait for Google Home. At least it will be capable of answering my 5 yr olds questions.
Because your not?
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Old 08-07-2016, 10:04 PM   #22
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Because your not?
You're an idiot. Congratulations on life.

For real though, Amazon Echo says "I'm sorry. I don't understand the question", way too often. Amazon should stick to logistics. It's what they do well. Google does many things well, especially search results. Paired with nest, it's a no brainer.
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Old 08-08-2016, 10:47 AM   #23
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Old 08-08-2016, 08:06 PM   #24
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You're an idiot. Congratulations on life.

For real though, Amazon Echo says "I'm sorry. I don't understand the question", way too often. Amazon should stick to logistics. It's what they do well. Google does many things well, especially search results. Paired with nest, it's a no brainer.
Really?

I've never had mine say that.
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Old 08-08-2016, 08:11 PM   #25
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I understand the convoluted questions of a 5 year old. They make the question way more complex than it has to be. Haven't mastered efficiency of language yet.

Just ask her about Einstein's theory of relativity or spooky action at a distance. Nowhere near as capable as Google, but that should be expected.
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Old 08-09-2016, 04:14 AM   #26
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Old 07-13-2017, 09:15 PM   #27
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Bought one on Prime Day for $80, I like it so far. It has a daily news brief with a decent list of sites, which is nice for a few minutes in the morning.... you can setup updates for your teams, similar to Google Now. it controls Dish, so it'll pause/resume/skip live TV and Netflix. And of course music, including Spotify.

It has timers and reminders, which I'm sure I'll use, and some other smart home stuff that I might use.

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Old 07-15-2017, 03:40 AM   #28
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Old 07-15-2017, 08:26 AM   #29
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I've got a Dot and I like it, even thought I'll probably pick up a HomePod from Apple this winter for better sound quality and integration with Apple Music since I already subscribe to that and not Spotify.

You can stream Pandora without paying anything, which is good enough for my use case. I'm not terribly particular about specific albums or songs when I'm cooking or eating dinner. My use from the other day:

- Arrive home, Alexa reads me the news and the weather.
- I start chopping up some tomatoes and realize I'd like some music playing. Without stopping, "Alexa, play my Louis Armstrong playlist on Pandora". Music starts.
- Realize I'm running low on olive oil. "Alexa, add Olive Oil to my shopping list". That item then gets pushed to the list app that both my wife and I use.
- "Alexa, turn the lights in the kitchen all the way up" because it was a little dim.
- "Alexa, set a timer for ten minutes" for the skirt steak to marinade for a little while

I've heard it said that "luxury is a series of small delights." Even without my fancy light bulbs, the $40 Echo Dot delivers a lot of those.

The Dot leaves a good to be desired in terms of sound quality, but what do you expect from something that's so small, light, and cost $40? If you listen to old timey jazz while you're cooking, you won't even notice.

In terms of privacy, the app does store recordings of your commands on their servers. You can clear that history out, but it looses data that it uses to recognize your voice. If you think she fired off and recorded something you don't want recorded you can selectively delete that if it's that much of a concern.
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Old 07-15-2017, 09:27 AM   #30
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I have my Amazon Echo synced to my Nest thermostat. Now I can tell Alexa to adjust the temperature of the house instead of going to all the trouble of having to pick up my iphone to do it.
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