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Amazon Echo

pat-w (Elite) posted this on Wednesday, 14th September 2016, 20:12

So Amazon have announced the UK release of the Amazon Echo.
Anyone considering ordering one?
In case you don't know what it is......

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01GAGVIE4/ref=gw_d_JL_L_AuCC_Dopp?pf_rd_r=J5ZWWSPGCKMVQ30S06NZ&pf_rd_p=720186d7-5ed8-40b2-a674-339666a8088b&tag=myrev09-21

There is a £50 discount if you have prime, but only if you pre-order today & tomorrow.
Anyone fancy it?

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RE: Amazon Echo

admars (Elite) posted this on Wednesday, 14th September 2016, 20:23

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01GAGVIE4/ref=gw_d_JL_L_AuCC_Dopp?pf_rd_r=J5ZWWSPGCKMVQ30S06NZ&pf_rd_p=720186d7-5ed8-40b2-a674-339666a8088b&tag=myrev09-21

as I said when talking about PS4 and 4k ultra super duper def blu ray, I can't believe how out of touch I am with modern tech now, go to Amazon quite regularly, work in IT, but this had completely slipped passed me!

http://www.techradar.com/reviews/audio-visual/hi-fi-and-audio/audio-systems/amazon-echo-1272454/review

Quote:
Amazon Echo is finally coming to the UK
The smart speaker can be used to write shopping lists, play music and order pizza

http://www.wired.co.uk/article/amazon-echo-feature

I don't think I really want or need one, but I'll add to wishlist anyway ;)



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RE: Amazon Echo

pat-w (Elite) posted this on Wednesday, 14th September 2016, 20:25

I first read about this when it was released in the US, been out a while.... :-)


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RE: Amazon Echo

Si Wooldridge (Reviewer) posted this on Thursday, 15th September 2016, 05:35

Quote:
pat-w says...
"I first read about this when it was released in the US, been out a while.... :-) "

Been waiting for this for ages, about time...

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RE: Amazon Echo

Robee J Shepherd (undefined) posted this on Thursday, 15th September 2016, 07:38

I like what people have been hacking them to do, a cheap source of hardware!

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RE: Amazon Echo

sj (Elite) posted this on Thursday, 15th September 2016, 08:35

It was quite funny a few weeks ago when Amazon announced they were making an announcement on the 14th Sept - when you asked Alexa what was happening on the 14th Sept..
Big announcement just before that from Sonos that they will be supporting and using Alexa to provide voice control for their system. As well as new Spotify Connect connectivity.




We will pay the price but we will not count the cost..

RE: Amazon Echo

Snaps (Elite) posted this on Thursday, 15th September 2016, 08:56

Call me back when it can make a decent cup of Tea.

Snaps



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I used to be with it, but then they changed what `it` was.
Now, what I`m with isn`t it, and what`s `it` seems weird and scary

RE: Amazon Echo

alfie noakes (Elite) posted this on Thursday, 15th September 2016, 09:55

They will also be selling the Echo Dot for £50, which is Alexa without the more expensive speaker.

I've always liked the idea of them but I can't think of any proper use for one yet.

I did see some hack a while back that allowed Tesla owners to summon the car to the front of the house from the garage.

Ah, I didn't imagine it:

http://venturebeat.com/2016/04/27/how-i-hacked-my-tesla-with-amazon-echo/

RE: Amazon Echo

Snaps (Elite) posted this on Thursday, 15th September 2016, 10:18

Now that is ****ing neat. 
If it can go down the offy for more ale I could be out of a job.

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I used to be with it, but then they changed what `it` was.
Now, what I`m with isn`t it, and what`s `it` seems weird and scary

RE: Amazon Echo

Si Wooldridge (Reviewer) posted this on Sunday, 2nd October 2016, 21:03

Got mine, wouldn't connect to wifi for the first three days but then just sorted itself out tonight.  Sounds fantastic and plays from my Prime library really fast.

It also has a sense of humour...

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