The busy life of hard working professionals can be made easy with Echo Dot. Especially when both husband and wife are working or when a bachelor is staying alone in an apartment or a house, or when the house is
huge with lots of things to manage and take care, Echo Dot can play a role of an assistant which helps to take care of things which are ordered.
Let us take a look at What an Echo Dot is?
Echo Dot is a voice controlled device which has a built in speaker. This small device can be connected to the speakers or headphones through Bluetooth or a audio cable. An app called Alexa can be used to control the smart home devices, get work done such as ordering a pizza, delivering a bouquet or chocolates etc.
This smart device can read news for you, sets alarm, plays music from Amazon Music, pandora, spotify etc. The interesting part is the way the lights, fans, switches, thermostats, garage doors, sprinklers etc. are controlled through Echo Dot.
How does Echo Dot work?
The Echo works through an app called ‘Alexa’ . The Echo Dot has built in speakers and is a hands free device. The Echo Dot can answer questions by itself as it is WiFi connected.
For controlling the smart home appliances such as lights, fans, thermostat, audio system etc., Echo Dot takes the help of Alexa. The appliances in a single can be controlled through Echo Dot, but to control the home appliances and sound system in the entire house, the Echo can be connected to speakers or through Blue Tooth.
How to Set Up Echo and Dot and use it?
The Echo Dot has to be WiFi enabled to start using it. With an app called ‘Alexa’ Echo Dot can be used to control various smart home appliances and many other things. The ‘Alexa’ is cloud connected, voice activated virtual assistant. The combination of both Echo Dot and Alexa can be used to control things or to find out lots of information or play music. As Alexa is cloud connected its always getting updated. The more and more instructions the device receives, it will able to do as many things in the future storing the commands.
Benefits of Echo Dot:
Echo Dot can be used to play music through Alexa from Amazon music. As Alexa can take voice commands such as “Play music from 90’s”, “Play music from the movie ‘Titanic’, “Play music from the latest album of Beyonce” etc. the music system is very convenient and efficient to use. It is just like asking an expert to play music as instructed. Echo Dot also provides hands free voice control to Pandora, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Tuneln.
Echo Dot is such an intelligent device that it can used to control the smart hoke appliances. The WiFi compatible appliances such as lights, fans, thermostats, alarm system etc. can be controlled through Echo Dot. Echo Dot can take the commands as ‘Turn up the thermostat’, ‘Dim the lights’ etc. This makes Echo Dot a very good house keeper which does anything on taking a command.
The Echo Dot is tucked up with 7 microphones which makes it very efficient in receiving the orders given. The Echo Dot can take the orders even in a noisy room or when music is being played.
Echo Dot can be customized according to your instructions and can made to do many things. As Alexa is cloud connected, it is always updated. It takes many commands as “Alexa add this event to my calendar”, “Alexa read my book”, “Alexa, set the sleeper for 30 minutes” etc. Echo Dot gets better with usage and learns new commands which is great.
A Touching Review for New Echo Dot
A new companion for my Brother With MS ByRoy Estarison December 1, 2016:
My brother Robert who has been bed ridden and paralyzed with Multiple Sclerosis from his neck down for more than 30 years now has a new friend named Alexa! He was in tears with happiness when Alexa played 70’s music, played Jeopardy, answered all his questions and wakes him up every morning. Thank you Amazon for giving my brother a new bedside companion. Happy Holidays Roy
All-new Echo Dot Highlights
- The New Echo Dot 2nd generation is smaller in size with microphones all arranged in a circular model to enhance the hearing capacity.
- The noise cancellation is a great feature as this enables the Echo Dot to take instructions even in a noisy environment.
- The new Echo Dot comes in leather and different color fabric which can be chosen based on the color settings of the room.
- All-new Echo Dot Lowlights
Some of the lowlights can be like the ability to search in the internet and respond may not be as expected for some customers. The hearing ability is also reported to be not satisfactory or up to their expectations by some customers. But the number of reviews specifying is very less compared to the benefits.