Take a look at the new smart home sound system 'Echo' developed by Amazon. The Amazon Echo connects to Alexa Voice Service which does amazing functions.
Amazon Echo is a brand of smart speakers a brainchild of Amazon.com. The devices connect to the voice-controlled intelligent personal assistant service Alexa, which responds to the name “Alexa”. This “wake word” can is replaceable by the user to “Amazon“, “Echo” or “Computer“. The device is capable of voice interaction, music playback, making to-do lists, setting alarms, streaming podcasts, playing audiobooks, and providing weather, traffic and other real-time information. It can also control several smart devices using itself as a home automation hub.
Amazon Echo is a hands-free speaker you control with your voice. Echo connects to Alexa Voice Service to play music, answer questions, provide information, news, sports scores, weather, and more – instantly. All you have to do is ask.
Amazon had been developing Echo devices inside its Lab126 offices in Silicon Valley and Cambridge, Massachusetts since at least 2010 in confirmed reports. The device was part of Amazon’s first attempts to expand its device portfolio beyond the Kindle e-reader. The Echo was prominent feature in Amazon’s first-ever Super Bowl ad in 2016
The first-generation Echo had initial limitations to Amazon Prime members or by invitation, but became widely available in the United States on June 23, 2015. Press speculated that it would make its Canadian debut in mid-to-late 2016, after Amazon posted job listings for developers for Alexa and co-hosted a hackathon in Toronto. The Echo became available in the United Kingdom on 28 September 2016. Additionally, the Alexa voice service is available to be added to other devices and other companies’ devices and services are encouraged to connect to it.
Echo is the latest and the greatest. With so many cool features to fiddle with it is an exciting home device.
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Amazon Echo has an array of seven microphones. Which meanwhile use beam-forming technology and enhanced noise cancellation. This allows Echo to hear you from across the room, even in noisy environments, or while playing music. When you want to use Echo, simply say the wake word “Alexa” and it responds instantly.
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|Size||148.5 x 88 x 88 mm|
|Weight||821 gActual size and weight may vary by configuration and manufacturing process|
|Wi-Fi Connectivity||Supports 802.11 a/b/g/n. Does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks.|
|Bluetooth Connectivity||Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) support for audio streaming from your mobile device to Echo or from Echo to your Bluetooth speaker. Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) for voice control of connected mobile devices. Meanwhile hands-free voice control is not supported for Mac OS X devices. Bluetooth speakers requiring PIN codes are also not supported.|
|Audio||2.5” woofer and 0.6” tweeter|
|System Requirements||The Alexa App is compatible with Android and iOS devices and also accessible via your desktop browser. Certain skills and services are subject to change, may not be available in all areas and also may require separate subscriptions or other fees.|
|Warranty and Service||Amazon Echo is also sold with a limited warranty of one year.
Secondly use of Amazon Echo is subject to the terms found here.
|Included in the Box||Amazon Echo, Echo Shell, power adaptor/cable (1.8 m), Things to Try card and also Quick Start Guide.|