Always ready, constantly learning and adding functionality, the Amazon Echo is fast, voice controlled and connected to the Cloud (getting smarter every time you use it). This innovative product is truly surprising: a gadget that sits around your house playing music on vocal demand, cracking jokes, helping you cook or planning a shopping list.
The idea of voice recognition is something that Google, Apple or Microsoft have tried to engage with their devices for years but Amazon succeeded in designing a simple and user-friendly device, excellent for family fun but also useful, intuitive, continuously improving.
Compared to other intelligent, virtual assistants like Siri or Cortana, Amazon’s Echo has the advantage of a really good price: only $100 for Amazon Prime Memebers (by invite here), compared to a few hundred bucks for a smartphone that provides Siri or Cortana access. Hence, there’s no other product on the market that can do what Echo does: access low cost, dedicated, seemingly reliable, truly hands-free voice recognition in your home.