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Amazon Echo And Echo Dot : Your Personal Assistant

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AMAZON ECHO

Amazon echo

 

Amazon Echo is a product which is getting so much buzz on the internet. So here I am going to give you a few interesting facts about it.
Amazon echo, known in development as “Doppler” or “Project D” and referred as “Echo”, is a smart speaker which is developed by Amazon.com(as the name suggests). The smart speaker has a structure of tall cylinder with a seven-piece microphone array(Wow!), probably that’s why it is being called as the “Echo”.It was released way back on Nov 6, 2014, for Amazon Prime and invited members, then on June 23, 2015, in U.S. then on Sep 28, 2016 in U.K. and then on October 26, 2016, in Germany. So we still don’t have this amazing product delivery in India. For those who still look to buy it should know that its introductory price was set at $179.99.

How the Echo works?

The device gives its immediate response to the “Alexa”, yes that is the wake word given to the smart speaker. But at the same time, you also get an option to change this wake word to “Amazon” or “Echo”. This device is capable of voice interaction, music playback, making to-do lists, setting up alarms, streaming the podcasts, playing audiobooks, and providing weather, traffic, and other real-time information. In addition to this much of applications, it can also control several smart devices using itself as a home automation hub. So it just looks small but does big.
So it takes Voice command as input and can be connected using Wi-Fi as well as Bluetooth.

AMAZON ECHO DOT

Amazon echo dot, which is commonly known as “Alexa”, is the second generation successor of the Amazon echo.

Echo Dot
What’s new?

In spite of the new cool dot-like structure rather than the old cylindrical look that makes this sleek and compact. It can make its space inside your bedroom as a smart alarm clock and in the kitchen as timers. It can also help you in ordering products from Amazon just by your voice. You can connect it directly to your music system via bluetooth or AUX and can add voice functionality.
In addition to it, the Echo dot provides hands-free voice control to Amazon Music&mdash. You only have to request for your favorite artist or song. What makes it more interesting is you can sing a song to “Alexa” and it will search for you. You also get a handsfree control over Pandora, Spotify, iHeartRadio and TuneIn.
What I really love about this product is that if you have more than one of it in your house and you say “Alexa” the closer one to you responds immediately. You can order a pizza from Dominos, request a ride from Uber or even track your fitness with Fitbit all by just giving a voice command. Echo has an option to enable skills,  just ask Alexa while next skills are being added in no time.
Amazon Echo Dot is always working hard to become smarter and it is indeed successful in doing so. The mechanism is, actually it is built in with the cloud. The more you use alexa, the more it adapts to your voice, speech patterns and vocabulary.
Once you buy this product just for $39.99 you are on your way to fall in love with the brilliant and skilled helper “Alexa”.

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Ankush Mishra

The author Ankush Mishra

Ankush is a student of VIT, Vellore. He is a gamer and a tech geek as well. He loves to read and write about new innovation and Technology. You can reach him through our contact page.

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