Amazon Echo

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Amazon has announced Echo, a voice-activated digital assistant device. Echo offers always-on listening capability to answer questions with a pleasant robotic voice or search the Internet for information. It can also set alarms or play music as a Bluetooth speaker.

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There is a companion smartphone app that will be available for Amazon’s Fire OS and Android that allows users to take advantage of Echo’s capabilities from their phone, as well as an in-browser version.

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Amazon is currently offering invite-only sales of Echo at the price of $199. Amazon Prime users can buy one for $99, but will also have to request an invitation.

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Interested parties can request an invitation to buy Echo through Amazon’s announcement page.

Published by Larry Fire

I write an eclectic pop culture blog called THE FIRE WIRE that features articles about books, comics, music, movies, television, gadgets, posters, toys & more!

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