The Smart House

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If you haven’t heard about Echo by Amazon, you have got to come out from whatever rock you’ve been under because it's a total game changer! We got ours several months ago and after my time with my Echo, I’d definitely have to say that I would recommend it to a friend. If you’re like me, I love checking out new gadgets but am really paranoid about spending tons of money on brand new technology, but I was sold immediately after our friends showed us what it can do.

The smart home world is really advancing quickly with companies coming up with all kinds of cool products. These new machines are becoming the new wave of the future, and even though some people may feel smart homes are scary or that there is going to be some sort of crazy machine uprising... I'm in! For those not super familiar, smart home device companies have been pumping out lots of different tools to make it easy to control everything remotely through an app, or even with your voice... and thank GOD, because getting up to turn off the lights is sooo tough sometimes!

And that my friends, is where Echo comes in! 

On a more serious note, you can think of Echo as Siri’s younger, cooler sibling. It works by saying “Alexa”… then you ask it questions like “what is the weather?”. (Okay.. so, now that I think about it, maybe weather wasn't the best example since weather depends on what block you're on in San Francisco.. but anyway, you get the point). You can also do cool things like ask it what time the Giants are playing, order products through your amazon prime account, or even call yourself an uber. 

Other than just answering weird questions or ordering things you probably don't really need, the beauty of Echo is that it also connects to apps like Spotify for your music and even wifi light bulbs if your regular light fixtures that you can turn on and off on command (see, I wasn't kidding). 

Regardless of your feelings on smart home devices, Echo is so much fun, easy to play around with, and overall worth checking out! If you’re interested in getting your own Echo, you can purchase it through www.amazon.com

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