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Amazon Echo Input Review: Alexa in your own speakers

Amazon Echo Input Review: Alexa in your own speakers

Amazon's Echo smart speakers typically work better on the smart side, rather than the speaker quality front, but the new Echo Input promises to pair Alexa with your own choice of speakers. Part of the company's wide-ranging gush of Alexa hardware this year, the $34.99 gadget is effectively an Echo Dot that can only talk back to you if it's plugged into an external audio player.

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This Sonos Beam deal is a rare promo on a TV sound upgrade

This Sonos Beam deal is a rare promo on a TV sound upgrade

Sonos' Beam smart speaker soundbar has seen an unexpected price cut, with the Alexa-powered home theater gadget getting a pre-holiday deal. Launched earlier this year, the Sonos Beam is the streaming speaker company's latest model to support Amazon Alexa, though it's more than just a way to interact with the virtual assistant.

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Amazon Echo Wall Clock with Alexa timer support is now available

Amazon Echo Wall Clock with Alexa timer support is now available

In September, Amazon took the wraps off the Echo Wall Clock, a seemingly basic analog clock with the ability to pair with an Echo device. In addition to its traditional appearance, the Echo Wall Clock features 60 LEDs that display timer countdowns. The clock requires a companion Echo, Echo Dot, or other Echo product to fully function.

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Anki Vector robot will become more useful with Alexa next week

Anki Vector robot will become more useful with Alexa next week

If you through Anki’s latest Vector was just a cute face, you have another thing coming. And by that, we mean coming next week. That’s because Anki and Amazon will turn Vector into a cute face that will perhaps prefigure future home robots, both toys and appliances alike. That’s right, Vector will soon have Amazon’s Alexa integrated inside turning the tiny rolling robot into both a friendly companion as well as some hands-free help around the house.

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Amazon and Omron Healthcare create Alexa blood pressure skill

Amazon and Omron Healthcare create Alexa blood pressure skill

Amazon is collaborating with Omron Healthcare to create a blood pressure skill for Alexa. The upcoming skill will be compatible with Omron blood pressure devices, enabling them to use the personal assistant for reminders, getting daily average blood pressure readings, and more. The new skill will help patients manage their condition using voice commands.

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Amazon Alexa finally gets location-based routines and reminders

Amazon Alexa finally gets location-based routines and reminders

Amazon has updated its Alexa personal assistant with new features first revealed back in September: location-based routines and reminders. Users in the United States are on the receiving end of the new feature rollout, according to the company. With it, someone can order Alexa to give them a reminder for a specific thing only when they're in the relevant location, such as at home or the office.

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Amazon Music users get a more helpful Alexa today

Amazon Music users get a more helpful Alexa today

Amazon Music subscribers who frequently queue up music using Alexa will find that the AI companion is a little smarter beginning today. Amazon has launched a new update for Amazon Music that brings more voice control options to Alexa - using this new functionality, indecisive listeners who don't know precisely what they want to listen to will be able have a conversation with Alexa to find music that fits the mood.

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Apple Music Amazon Echo support arriving in time for Holiday playlists

Apple Music Amazon Echo support arriving in time for Holiday playlists

Apple Music is coming to Amazon's Echo smart speakers, an unexpected tie-up that will see the streaming music platform available on one of the most popular connected speaker ranges. The integration will go live beginning the week of December 17, Amazon and Apple confirmed today.

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Alexa-enabled Big Mouth Billy Bass is up for pre-order

Alexa-enabled Big Mouth Billy Bass is up for pre-order

Most of us were fed up with Big Mouth Billy Bass by the time the year 2000 rolled around, but if you somehow have fond memories of the animatronic fish, then boy does Amazon have the product for you. As announced last year, Amazon has been working on an Alexa-enabled Big Mouth Billy Bass, and now it's almost ready to annoy an entirely new generation. The product is going up for pre-order today, just in time for the holidays.

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Amazon Alexa explained in 5 steps

Amazon Alexa explained in 5 steps

Your family might have a question or two about Amazon's Alexa and/or a very inexpensive Echo device this holiday season. As such, we've compiled a list of 10 simple points that you might want to relay. This isn't a cheerleading list, and it's not the list you'll want if you're looking to convince your family that Echo devices and Alexa are a great idea. Then again, it's not all bad.

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This $24 Echo Dot deal is a Black Friday no-brainer

This $24 Echo Dot deal is a Black Friday no-brainer

Amazon's Alexa Black Friday 2018 promotions are upon us, and if you've been looking for an excuse to add a new Echo Dot 3rd Gen to your home, now's the perfect opportunity. Launched only last month, the latest version of the Echo Dot promises not only softer styling but improved audio quality over its predecessor.

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Alexa Mobile Accessory Kit now available to expand Amazon’s territory

Alexa Mobile Accessory Kit now available to expand Amazon’s territory

Apple’s Siri, one of if not the first smart assistants in the consumer market, may have improved in the latest iOS update but the market is still largely dominated by Amazon Echo and Google Assistant. And in that race, Amazon not only has a head start, it also has an advantage in terms of the number of third-party Alexa-enabled devices. That number may soon become even higher now that Amazon has made available its Alexa Mobile Accessory (AMA) Kit to make it easier for accessory makers to tap into Amazon’s platform.

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