Transformation of Artificial Intelligence. Something you are not aware you need until you see it perform. Imagine conversing with your electronic device, asking it when the next season of your favorite Game of Thrones series comes out and it responds. Sounds like a scene from a sci-fi script? Well, apparently it is not, thanks to the Amazon Echo.
The Amazon Echo is an AI hands-free voice-controlled speaker, which connects to the Alexa Voice Service. After installing the device, you only need to ask, and it will play music, offer information like direction, favorite news, sports scores and even weather reports. Furthermore, it can read out audio books, play podcasts and even control a few smart devices within your home. You can use it to switch on the bed lamp, turn on the space heater or cooling fan, or even dim lights to create a romantic dinner set up or help you watch your favorite TV show.
Amazon Echo utilizes seven microphones and the intuitive beam forming technology to pick your voice from across the room. Remarkably, it can understand your instructions even if there is music playing in the chamber because it can fill any room with 360 degrees Omni-directional immersive sound. To use the device, you must install the Alexa App, and set up a wake word. The famous ‘wake word’ options include “Alexa”, “Amazon” and “Echo”.
Being a Bluetooth enabled device, Echo guarantees a hands-free voice control for several platforms like Amazon Music, Pandora, TuneIn, Spotify, Prime Music and iHeartRadio. As long as your internet connection works fine, you will enjoy listening to the crisp Echo vocals coupled with dynamic bass feedback, thanks to its twin downward- booming speakers. If you wish to add more skills and capabilities of the device, just enable skills, and you will marvel at the endless possibilities of what you can use Echo for through the Alexa App. As I said earlier, it is a to-die-for gadget.