Amazon Echo: An Awesome Gift

Amazon Echo an Awesome Gift

It’s just a slim black cylinder, but — oh, the things the Amazon Echo can do! I own one and love it!

The Echo is a very cool gift for anyone – from grammar schooler to nonagenarian. It’s  fun — and functional — for everyone, and makes a great family gift.

The Echo would also be perfect for someone recovering from an illness or a person with mobility issues.

Even Oprah, one of the wealthiest women in the world, included the Echo on her 2015 Oprah’s Favorite Things list.

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Here are 20 things you can do with Amazon Echo:

  1. Get the weather forecast for your area or any area
  2. Create lists (shopping, to do, etc.) and add items to them — then access the lists on the Echo smart phone app and check items off when they’re completed
  3. Get sports scores
  4. Get traffic information
  5. Get the latest news
  6. Play music from Amazon Music, Prime Music, Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, and more
  7. Play a specific song
  8. Play music by a specific artist
  9. Listen to audio books
  10. Get virtually any type of information — anything that’s in Wikipedia
  11. Set an alarm for a specific time
  12. Check your Google calendar
  13. Add items to or remove items from your Google calendar
  14. Set a timer
  15. Adjust volume
  16. Ask a math question (“What is 7 multiplied by 278?”)
  17. Hear a joke
  18. Control lights and other household devices via related apps
  19. Play bingo and other games (activate them on the smart phone app)
  20. Learn the meaning of a new word every day

And new features are being added all the time! Check it out.

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6 Responses to Amazon Echo: An Awesome Gift

  1. Carolann says:

    I was so tempted to get one – then I read reviews that weren’t so good. I guess I’ll have to rethink that now! Sounds like fun.
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