Alexa

Bring the Star Wars saga home with the Otterbox Baby Yoda Echo Dot stand

NEWS – Unless you’re from a galaxy far far away, you are probably aware of the recent Baby Yoda craze. Merchandise featuring the cutest bounty in the galaxy seems to be popping up everywhere. But, just when you thought you’ve seen it all, the folks at OtterBox have come up with a stand that makes …

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When you wish Alexa had a bit more guitar…

NEWS – Quite a few companies have integrated the Alexa voice assistant into speakers since Amazon opened up the program, but this sure looks like the most metal version I’ve seen. The Uxbridge Voice is a compact Bluetooth speaker from Marshall with the Amazon Alexa assistant built-in. Marshall is arguably the most well-known performance audio …

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Citizen and Amazon partner to launch a smart clock

NEWS – It’s time for the traditional wall clock to become smarter and that’s just what Citizen and Amazon have done with these 2 new smart clocks. Powered by 4 C Batteries, the 12-inch clocks are available with a metal or wood frame and a bright white dial with 60 blue LED markers. The new …

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Wasserstein Aqua Dew Alexa shower speaker review

REVIEW – There’s nothing like a hot shower to wash away the day’s troubles, or simply to ease some aches and pains if you don’t have any troubles.  What could make that better?  Music, of course!  Anything else?  Sure – your old pal, Alexa, ready to do your bidding as you wash, rinse and repeat. …

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Finally…someone put Alexa into a light switch

NEWS – I admit it I’m a sucker for smart speakers and home products. I like having the ability to control things like my lights and locks, using my voice. I own four Alexa enabled devices, and I use them all the time. Now, iDevices has taken Alexa and put her into the Instinct Smart …

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iOttie Easy One Touch Connect car mount with Alexa review

REVIEW – Andy reviewed the iOttie Easy One Touch Connect car mount almost 2 yrs ago and now iOttie has updated the Easy One Touch with Alexa. Let’s take a look. What is it? The iOttie Easy One Touch Connect is a car mount for your mobile phone that can be attached to your windshield …

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Use Alexa to solve a small town murder in the new board game “St.Noire”

NEWS – I loved playing board games when I was a kid, as an adult not so much. The only time I play them now is on occasion with my young nephews. Let’s face it they haven’t changed much over the years, and they’ve just lost their appeal. However, a new type of board game …

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Mute+ adds an extra level of privacy to your smart speaker

Let’s face it, if you use a smart speaker in your home privacy has become a meaningful and valid concern. So, if you own an Amazon smart speaker and are a little paranoid about having the device listen to you 24/7 the Mute+ from Smartē might be the perfect answer to those concerns. The Mute+ …

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Cavalier Maverick portable Bluetooth and WiFi speaker system with built-in Alexa review

REVIEW – Operating your smart home got a lot easier once voice control was introduced by various services.  I use Amazon’s Alexa system for voice control of my Hue lights and Nest products.  I bought my Amazon Echo devices before the surge of new-generation Echo devices and before all those new items with built-in Alexa …

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It’s a Christmas miracle, soon you’ll be able to play Apple Music on your Amazon Echo

NEWS – Well, this is an interesting bit of news. Apparently the long-standing riff, feud, or whatever you want to call it between the two largest tech industry power players Amazon and Apple may be softening. The news is that starting next month (December 17th, 2018), you’ll be able to play Apple Music on Amazon …

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Amazon says Big Mouth Billy Bass is back and better than ever with Alexa compatibility!

NEWS – Amazon has been expanded the list of items that have Alexa built in.  There’s even a microwave with built-in Alexa.  The Big Mouth Billy Bass is being introduced into the Echo universe as an “Alexa compatible device.”  Billy doesn’t have Alexa built-in, but he pairs with an Echo device you already own.  Once …

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Add a speaker and an alarm clock to your Amazon Echo Dot with iHome

NEWS – The Echo Dot is a cost-effective way to add Amazon’s Alexa to your smart home, but you’ll find it doesn’t have the best built-in speaker for listening to music.  And sure, you can use Alexa to set a wake-up alarm, and you can ask her the time, but a middle-of-the-night time check might …

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Why press buttons when Alexa will perfectly nuke your next Hot Pocket

NEWS – Here’s just one more indication that we’re getting closer to the day when we can just ask a replicator to make us a sandwich. Case in point – GE’s new smart, scan-to-cook microwave which works with your phone or your voice to heat up your food without pressing a button. You can use your …

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iLive – Voice Activated Clock with Amazon Alexa Review

REVIEW – I am normally an early riser by nature and will often wake up before my alarm clock even goes off.  However, there are those occasions where I apparently needed the extra sleep and was glad I did have an alarm clock set to make sure I got up on time.  I had recently …

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Cavalier Audio brings new beauty to the Amazon Alexa service

NEWS – I have several Amazon Echo devices around my home, and none of them are as beautiful as this new Bluetooth- and WiFi-enabled Maverick speaker from Cavalier.  I mention the Echo devices because the Maverick also has Alexa voice control built right in.  These beautiful speakers are built of metal, leather, and wool fabrics …

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