ResourcesEcho Device & Alexa Recommendations
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I’ve put together a list of products to get the most out of your Echo device and Alexa. I only recommend products or services I have hands-on experience with and those I feel are worth review by others, respective of individual goals.
Also, the list below does include some affiliate links and as an Amazon Associate I may earn a small commission from qualifying purchases.
The Amazon Echo Dot (3rd generation) is the smallest of the Echo devices and many believe the Echo Dot looks like a large hockey puck at 3.9” x 3.9” x 1.7” (99 mm x 99 mm x 43 mm). It has a great price point which contributes to its popularity, and is a great device to start using Alexa.
The All new Amazon Echo 3rd generation has new premium speakers powered by Dolby to play 360° audio with crisp vocals and dynamic bass response. It’s fabulous! This 3rd gen Echo has the same cylindrical shape and remains shorter than the original Echo launched way back in 2014! It measures 5.8” x 3.9” x 3.9” (148 x 99 x 99 mm).
Amazon Echo Show
The Echo Show device line up is my favorite. It is the device that comes with a display so you can easily speak with Alexa and also see the visual display of content. The Amazon Echo Show, the Echo Show 5 and the Echo Show 8 all let Alexa show you more with a 5″, 8″ or 10″ HD screen and stereo sound. Alexa helps manage your day at a glance!
Voice assistants are now coming to the ear! The recently launched Amazon Echo Buds are wireless earbuds with immersive sound, active noise reduction, and Alexa. These Buds work with the Alexa app to stream music, play audiobooks, make calls and more. They also support access to Siri and Google Assistant.
Amazon Echo Auto
The Echo Auto adds Alexa to your car. It connects to the Alexa app on your phone and plays through your car’s speakers via auxiliary input or your smartphone’s Bluetooth connection. The Echo Auto comes with 8 microphones and can hear you over music, A/C, and road noise.
Amazon Echo Studio
The Echo Studio is a high-fidelity smart speaker with 3D audio and Alexa. Voice control your music – Stream songs from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, Pandora, Tidal, and more. It sounds great with immersive sound from 5 speakers and Dolby Atmos technology. Additionally, the Echo Studio has a built-in smart hub to be able to ask Alexa to control zigbee-compatible devices.
The Echo Flex brings us a mini smart speaker with Alexa in a plug-in. It’s easy to connect and especially great in rooms or small places. The Echo Flex mini-speaker is not optimized for music but is great for voice controlling your smart home!
There is a very large and growing family of Alexa-compatible smart home devices. Click here to go to Amazon’s Smart Home Device page.
Microwave with Alexa
Voice control cooking! An Echo device (which is not included) is required to use the voice control features but this is innovation!
Alexa Skills are voice apps created by 3rd party developers (like mobile apps) that you can enable for just about anything! Check out the Alexa Skill store within the Alexa app or at amazon.com