In addition to the three Echo speakers announced by Amazon today, the company introduced a different kind of Echo product.
The Amazon Echo Connect will let you use an Echo speaker to make hands-free voice calls with a landline. The device has two plugs, one for your landline and one for power, and once those are plugged in you use Amazon’s Alexa app to set it up with your landline or VoIP home phone number.
Once everything is set up, you can use your Echo speaker to make hands-free calls using your home phone. The device syncs with your contacts, so you can say something like “Alexa, call Mom’s mobile” or “Alexa, dial 206-555-0126,” and the people that you call w…
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