These days it’s not unusual to have some aspects of a Smart House. Sure it’s not particularly common for houses themselves to speak to you and be able to complete short tasks, but now with the Alexa Echo Dot, you can have pretty much the same effect.
Alexa by Amazon is nothing new. In fact, it’s been a couple of years since it was released, but the Echo Dot is not more versatile, affordable and skilled than ever, making it a great addition to your home this summer.
Unlike the full-sized Alexa, the Echo Dot is tiny and only weighs 5.7 oz. While Alexa goes for $180, the Echo Dot retails at only $50, but can do pretty much all of the same stuff. So what are some of the amazing things you can do with Echo Dot? For starters, you can set the Echo Dot to control things like lights, fans, switches, thermostats (perfect for all the AC this summer), garage doors, sprinklers, locks and even more. Controlling everything in your home from one easy spot has never been easiler.
However, what sets Echo Dot apart from anything else is its versatility. It doesn’t just control stuff in your house, but it can also play music through speakers, itself or headphones. It’s compatible with more than just Amazon Music, but Spotify, Pandora, TuneIn and iHeartMusic. The best part is that the Echo Dot is also voice controlled for all of these things. So you want to listen to music but want to be doing some other stuff like cooking or cleaning at the same time? No worries, simply tell the Echo Dot to skip or play something specific.
With specially built in microphones and enhanced noise cancelation, the Echo Dot can hear you from the other side of the room even over other noise. When you want it to do something, all you have to do to wake it up is say, “Alexa” followed by your command. Because Alexa is constantly evolving, as you use it more and more it will learn your speech patterns and become more intelligent for your daily use.
Although this all sounds great already, the Echo Dot can do even more. You can ask Alexa to request an Uber ride, or send flowers through 1-800-Flowers, order Dominos, ask your balance on certain credit cards or banks, get recipes, receive facts and even sync it to your FitBit.
The Echo Dot is such a useful thing to have because of how many things it is able to do and how you can streamline everything into just one place. At only $50, it’s a total bargain for what you’re getting and it’s affordable enough to have one in more than one room in the house. So this summer, consider getting the Echo Dot and revolutionize the way you live.