Amazon now has Echo Auto for your car. Right now we see it listed for half price.
What you need for it to work:
Bluetooth or AUX input
Smartphone with data plan
Alexa app on your phone
Compatible apps for music streaming, maps
Since this is made for your car, it is designed to attach to your vents and comes with a vent mount. There are 8 microphones which can be switched off for privacy. Voice control the Echo Auto through the Alexa app to stream audiobooks, podcasts, or music from Amazon Music, Apple Music, Spotify, SiriusXM, iHeartRadio, other radio stations.
Use Google Maps, Apple Maps, Waze to get directions. Find gas stations, check the news.
Amazon Echo Auto
If you run Windows 10, you can have her! More powerful than Windows’ Cortana, you can have her run on your PC now. Just say “Alexa” and start speaking.
You will have to give permissions to your microphone. You will also have to sign in with your Amazon account. Alexa will listen in the background and you can access it just like Amazon Echo.
So what happens if you have the Alexa app on a Kindle, an Amazon Echo, and you put this on your PC? Well, we wondered too and found this on Amazon.com Basically it says the closest one will respond. Some content and settings are shared but not all. While it may not work the way you intend or is different than the Echo device, it may be helpful.
There are a lot of funny videos of kids trying to get Alexa to do things. Sometimes they are hard for even humans to understand so they are harder for Alexa to understand.
Here is a boy asking Alexa a math question from this past week:
Here is a girl checking her homework:
Here is a boy checking his homework from about 2 years ago:
Here is a little boy trying to play music but gets more than he bargained for:
Here is a little girl asking for Baby Shark:
Here is a compilation of kids talking to Alexa:
This young lad wants Alexa to tell him if she likes Christmas, to clean the kitchen and remember when he was younger:
The Amazon and Whole Foods deal going through today is leaving its mark in a lot of different ways. Whole Foods prices are going down on a lot of items in an effort to allow more people to enjoy the benefits of organic foods. You may start seeing some Amazon devices on Whole Food shelves and Whole Food items on Amazon’s website.
Prices have been slashed on many items already. For example in New York it was reported that organic fuji apples went from $3.49/lb to $1.99/lb, avocados dropped $0.80 per lb, organic rotisserie chicken dropped $4.00/lb, and organic bananas went from $0.99 to $0.69 per lb.
The Amazon devices like Echo and Echo dot found in the Whole Foods stores are the same discounted prices found on their website right now.
The Victor crew plans to shop at one later this week and will report back any other findings.