With Christmas approaching, we have compiled our favorite products from this past year that not only are great gifts or stocking stuffers but will also make your loved ones very happy this holiday season.
Day 3: Amazon Echo 2nd Generation
Make your home a whole lot smarter this Christmas with the one of the best A.I assistants for your home!
The 2nd generation Echo is powered by Amazon’s own Alexa voice service, a cloud-based system that can play music, set timers, respond to questions, check your calendar, provide the latest news, weather and traffic and more. It can even control your Christmas lights, play your favorite holiday songs and even track Santa!
The Echo also doubles as a very proficient smart speaker that features immersive, 360° omnidirectional audio thanks in part to the 63.5 mm down-firing woofer and
16 mm tweeter plus Dolby’s own unique processing, resulting in crisp vocals and dynamic bass response. In fact, this is a very capable speaker to output your favorite music streaming service, like Amazon Prime Music or Spotify on. There is also a convenient line-out for attaching the Echo to another set of speakers, and Bluetooth connectivity for both playing music to the Echo and from the Echo to another Bluetooth speaker, creating a true surround sound experience.
The Echo is also super responsive and never misses a beat with its seven embedded microphones with beamforming and noise cancellation technology that means the Echo hears you from any direction, even while music is playing. The Echo even allows users to make calls to other Echo devices or devices running the Alexa app and even call phone numbers or send text messages to anyone in the United States, Mexico, and Canada!
This truly smart device is the perfect addition to any home who wants to optimize morning routines, be more organized or just have a great speaker to play your favorite Christmas carols on!