Amazon has had plenty of interesting tablets and e-readers for folks to purchase in the past few years. The Echo is not a tablet, but it can help you keep up with important information and control it using your voice. It’s like having Siri on a smart device sitting in your home. You can activate your Echo by saying the wake word, “Alexa.” Whether you need music, weather information, or the news, the Echo has you covered.
The device has 7 microphones that sit under Echo’s light ring. The device can hear from you from any direction. Its brain is in the cloud, so the device keeps learning and becomes better over time. The more you use the device, the more it adapts to your speech patterns. Echo is expected to be compatible with Android and iOS devices. The device will sell for $199 but Prime members can get it for $99.