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Monday, March 20, 2017

Oh Alexa....

Meet Alexa!
Alexa is a newcomer to our family.  She is also known as an Echo Dot.  My friend Jenny, from I'm Having a Thought Here recommended it to me after she got one.
Alexa is voice controlled and can do lots of things.  She can give information, tell jokes, set an alarm, play music...  We have it set on an end table in our living room and we use it most to play music.  You can ask her to play music by a certain artist or genre, or you can play music from your Pandora play list.  You can get road conditions, weather reports or ask general questions.  If you have a "smart house" you can even have it control devices in it.
We've really enjoyed it, and often ask silly questions just for fun, or tell Alexa good night, to which she replies "sleep well". 
If you are interested in getting one, they are available at Amazon for $49.99. 
*This is not a review, just me telling you about the Echo!

20 comments:

Mildred said...

You are the first person I know to try this. Thanks so much for sharing! Wishing you a pleasant evening.

Karen said...

I don't know of anyone who has an Alexa, so it's interesting to hear how she's fitting in so well at your place!

Hootin' ♥ Anni said...

Oh boy....I want one.

Sandi said...

We are living in Star Trek!

junkismine.blogspot.com said...

We have had one for some time now, and love it! Not only is it fun, but helpful as well.

Simply Linda said...

Yeahhhhhh, no thanks...just another spy gadget, just saying, LOLOL.

Arlene Grimm said...

I have heard of Alexa and Echo...sounds interesting.

Sally said...

So interesting, Mari. I've never heard of this (surprise, surprise). I just commented on my friend Debbie's blog (its all about purple); she has a new Nikon, I would absolutely hands down screw something up. As a matter of fact, I'm not convinced I'll ever know what I need to about the car I bought over a year ago. :)

Have fun!

xoxo

Terri D said...

Mari, we have had our Echo for over a year now and love it. We are considering a Dot for the other end of the house. We use her for music, weather, jokes, cat facts, Alexa deals (through Amazon Prime) and we just got a light switch that she can control for us (porch light). I don't know if she will still answer the same, but we asked her what she wanted for Christmas and she had quite a list. She will also sing Happy Birthday if you ask. Have fun!!

Carrie B. said...

We have the regular Echo and have been loving it! You have to ask her to sing you a song. Pretty funny. She has 2 different versions too.

Enjoy and saying hi to your Alexa from our Alexa! Lol xoxo

Laura said...

So fun! We have a new member of the family too, her name is "Bobi" (she came with that name and we'll probably change it...) she's is our new floor cleaner! The girls are having a ball chasing her around. :)

Dianna said...

How fun! My husband would wear it out asking silly questions. :) Thank you so much for sharing about Alexa, Mari.

Anita Johnson said...

I've never heard of one. I'm intrigued. I know if I mention one my husband will be thrilled. I need to proceed with caution. Good review!

Cherdecor said...

Ever since Jenny talked about hers, I wanted one. But I have been hearing all the warnings about smart TV's and now I don't know if I want an Alexa. Have you been reading the recent Pickles cartoons? Maybe I should get me a good cat! Ha! Ha!

Michelle said...

These do seem like a lot of fun to have around. I have read about them. I like hearing your personal take on it.

Betsy Brock said...

How very fun! I have always thought the commercials were really cute.

Jean said...

That's great! Jeremy has had Alexa for several years and uses her a lot.

sara said...

I have an Echo and I love it!!! My grand baby now will go up to her and try to say "alexa". she gets so frustrated when she doesn't respond! :) It's so cute!

Elizabeth Day said...

We do not have an Echo and not really sure how much we would use it, but it sounds like a wonderful gift idea. Thanks for your review. And don't you just love Amazon!!

Jenny said...

We love our dot. Dagny walks over and shouts ALEXA! And when the dot lights up she says GOOD MORNING and the dot tells her a few things about that day in history. The significance of which is mostly lost on Dagny, haaahaa. xoxo