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Ready to buy the highly anticipated Amazon Echo Speaker that we’ve all been being teased about for the last several months? 🙂 You know you want it, and now you can order it – it finally became available in July 2015, and I was one of the last people to learn about this! This VERY cool “artificial intelligence” gadget had already received well over 18,000 reviews in its initial run, one of the most intriguing ones being that it has great potential for overcoming disability issues.
UPDATE: February 2016: Since we initially wrote about the Echo, more than 31,800 people have given this thing rave reviews. And, we’re updating the photo also to reflect this – you can click HERE or the image below to go right to the updated Amazon listing. (Our write up continues below – along with the video we made showing the Amazon Echo in action! It was a BLAST to play with this! Scroll down for the video.)
For example, you can ask “Alexa,” the female voice assigned to this Echo Bluetooth Speaker about the weather, traffic reports and news. You can tell it to play music, create a shopping list, start/stop timers, find facts (like Wikipedia), read audio books, have it turn lights on, and more.
One of the reviewers mentioned being able to tell the Echo to play a certain song, and “Alexa” would find it – this intrigues me, because I often have songs come to my mind that I’d like to find right away and play, before I forget about them, and since you’re integrated with places like iHeartRadio or Pandora or TuneIn, and boom! There you go! No more having to go to the computer and try to find what you’re looking for on YouTube or manually on the internet stations. Now, it is tied to Amazon, as you might imagine, so you can also order off Amazon from it. 🙂
I never thought I’d see a “digital assistant” – but then, I never imagined “Smartphones” either! This is just one cool gadget! Take a look at the video below to see it in action!