If you’ve been waiting to join the Echo smart speaker revolution then now is a very good time to plug one of these devices into your home.
Amazon has slashed the price of its popular Echos with some now starting for as little as £19.99.
That price is for the entry-level Echo Input which turns any current speaker you may have in the home smarter.
You simply plug it in and it does the rest with smart features instantly enabled on what you may already own.
It’s worth noting that the Input doesn’t have its own inbuilt audio and if you want a standalone device then the Echo Dot is a good option.
This mini machine comes with its own speaker inside and now has improved sound and is much better looking than before – in fact, Amazon has made this smart speaker around 70 per cent louder than its predecessor.
The Echo Dot is currently just £29.99 – a saving of £20 off the usual price.
Finally, there’s the bigger and more powerful Echo which is also on sale in Amazon’s latest deals.
This gadget includes 360-degree sound and can. be popped in your shopping basket for £69.99 – a saving of £20.
As a quick reminder, all of the Echo devices feature the. Alexa personal assistant which allows you to perform numerous task via voice control.
Music can be played, timers set and even news and weather reports announced simply by asking.
There’s also the option to switch on lights, heating and set reminders for upcoming events.
Amazon continues to add more features to Alexa and if you own an Echo here’s 16 things to try asking her.
“Alexa, arm my home.”
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“Alexa, what do you think of how Game of Thrones ended?”
“Alexa, play the song that goes, ‘I am the giant’ from Amazon Music.”
“Alexa, how does sunscreen work?”
“Alexa, read We Are Legion (We Are Bob).”
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“Alexa, can you sing in auto-tune?”
“Alexa, what’s there to do in Wales?”
“Alexa, why is Earth called Earth?”
“Alexa, open Sixties Feel the Pressure.”
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“Alexa, open Cheesecake Recipes.”
“Alexa, can you give me a rhetorical question?”
“Alexa, tell me what you want, what you really, really want.”
“Alexa, turn on the TV.”
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“Alexa, open White Noise.”
“Alexa, can you do 100 press-ups?”
“Alexa, open Screen Test.”
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