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- Dec 30, 2010
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Amazon just dropped what might be a major bombshell on the tech world. It's a new home connected device called the Amazon Echo, and it could reshape how we stay connected while at home. The Amazon Echo is basically a hands-free, voice-activated media device that is designed to offer information, music, news, weather and more.
Amazon claims the device will intelligently discern the questions and commands you give it after using the wake up command "Alexa." It's also a hi-tech speaker which will supposedly "fill any room with immersive sound." It can play on command a number of different music services including Amazon Music, Prime Music, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn. It is also Bluetooth-enabled so you can stream other music services like Spotify, iTunes, and Pandora.
Despite some of this third party compatibility, Amazon Echo is obviously designed to draw people even further into Amazon's eco-system, but that isn't necessarily a bad thing for fans of Amazon. The Amazon Echo can even let you access Amazon cloud services and it will adapt to your speech patterns, vocabulary, and personal preferences. Amazon claims the device will also act as a personal information database and will be able to answer questions posed to it verbally. It will also be connected to various news services in the cloud and can update you on the latest info.
Finally, the Amazon Echo can also serve as a pseudo-personal assistant by offering up alarms, reminders, timers, shopping lists and more. Overall, if the Amazon Echo can perform even half of what Amazon claims, it could be one of the coolest devices we have seen in a great while! In fact, this could be a game-changer. You can read more about The Amazon Echo directly from Amazon here: Amazon Echo - Official site - Request an invitation
Be sure to hit up our dedicated section for even more discussions on the Amazon Echo: Amazon Echo Forum at DroidForums.net
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