The Amazon echo is a very novel hands-free speaker in the sense that it is voice-enabled and responds to a wide range of commands. Originally released in the November if 2016, Amazon has continually refreshed its line up of speakers with various new features and integrations. In the world of virtual assistants and Artificial intelligence, it’s interesting to see Amazon’s take on it. The best thing about Amazon echo is that it is powered by the very powerful and robust, Alexa. This article discusses the Alexa review in detail. Alexa is Amazon’s very own assistant and is proven itself to be a competitor to the likes of Siri and Cortana.
Alexa review – the long and short of it
The name Alexa, is inspired from the ancient library of Alexandria. Alexa had been the biggest thing in the news since it’s inception, and all for the right reasons. Alexa as you all know, is able to listen your voice commands through the echo, echo dot, and the echo tap and do whatever you ask of it. Be it, dimming the lights of the room, streaming some music from the Internet and a lot more. The Alexa has a lot of potential and is definitely a positive step in the direction of smart home control.
Alexa’s microphones are very powerful and is able to hear almost anything that’s within earshot. Just say either of the following words “Amazon”, “Echo”, “Alexa”, or “Computer” along with your command and Alexa does it very easily provided you have set up the whole system correctly. It doesn’t need a tap of a button, or a device in your hand for that matter; it feels more natural in the sense that it’s integrated into your environment.
So, this has been a brief introduction of Alexa, you can find a detailed Alexa review in the company’s website listing all its amazing features and much more