Amazon Echo (2017) review: better-looking than the original and less expensive at $99, with comparable sound quality; addition of an aux output is handy (Ry Crist/CNET)

Ry Crist / CNET: Amazon Echo (2017) review: better-looking than the original and less expensive at $ 99, with comparable sound quality; addition of an aux output is handy  —  Review Sections  —  Review  — CNET – Appliances – Smart Home – Amazon Echo (2017)  —  Three years after the debut of the original … […]

Amazon Echo Connect adds Alexa smarts to your landline

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 […]

How did Amazon screw up the Echo Show’s best feature so badly?

Echo Show is good at showing headlines, but very bad at showing anything that’s actually important. And that’s a problem. It’s Sunday morning. Past the breakfast hour and closing in on lunch. I’ve been trying to come up with ways to make myself feel better after seeing the carnage in Charlottesville, Va., and the predictable […]

After seeing Apple’s HomePod, Amazon is working on an Apple HomePod echo

After seeing Apple’s HomePod, Amazon is working on an Apple HomePod echo “It’s been over two years since Amazon debuted the Echo, which kickstarted the current wave of voice-controlled, virtual assistant-powered speakers,” Devindra Hardawar reports for Engadget. Now, “Amazon is working on a new Echo that will improve on … Read more on Macdaily News

Sequel to Amazon Echo could take design hints from Apple’s HomePod

Sequel to Amazon Echo could take design hints from Apple’s HomePod There’s always room for improvement, and after two years on the market, the Amazon Echo could use a touch-up. When Amazon first released the Echo more than two years ago, it jump-started competitors to release their own form of voice-activated, virtual … Read more […]