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Best Amazon Echo Device – What’s the right Amazon Echo for you?

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Today, Amazon just announced several new Amazon Echo products: The New Echo, The Echo Plus, and The Echo Spot. That is in addition to the Echo Dot, Echo Look (by invite only) and the Echo Show. What the best Amazon Echo Device? It really depends on what you are looking for. How we reviewed the best Amazon Echo Devices I’ve been …

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Amazon Echo Show Review – Honest Review of the Alexa with a screen

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The new Amazon Echo Show has been praised by many tech writers. They’ve gone so far to call it, “The best smart home assistant you can buy.” However, I disagree. I hate the Amazon Echo Show. I bought the two-pack when it was announced and I’m returning both. Why? Read more of my honest Amazon Echo Show review to learn …

How to enable intercom mode with Amazon Alexa/Amazon Echo

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It’s finally here! Here’s a quick video I made on how to enable intercom mode on your Amazon Alexa app with your Amazon Echo devices. “Drop-in” is what Amazon calls the feature that allows you to intercom the different Echo devices in your home. I’ll post another video when I get Echo-to-Echo intercom going. Pretty cool! Have you tried this …

Buttons and Remotes For Smart Home Devices

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If you have a smart home, you probably don’t want to use your phone (or voice) for every interaction. You probably want to use a remote, switch or button to control your smart home devices. The definition is home AUTOMATION means not having to do anything – but there are many situations where you need to do something different than …

Amazon Echo or Google Home? Which one should you buy?

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The Amazon Echo (read my full Amazon Echo Review) is about a year old and there is a newcomer on the block: The Google Home. Which one should you buy? Read on to read my Amazon Echo Review and Google Home Review. Let’s start with the Basics: Amazon Echo Google Home Size  9.25-inch tal and 3.27 around. It weighs 1.7 lbs. …