The Best Mother’s Day Gift? Echo!

Pizza Echo 015Happy Mother’s day on Sunday, May 13th.   Not sure what to give Mom?

How about an Amazon Echo device?

I was on the fence about getting an Amazon Echo, since it was released back in 2014.  Saw the hubs being used on some of my favorite shows like Modern Family and The Exes.

Was it really worth all of the hype?

Then Apple released the HomePod, which was appealing, since I have an iPhone 7.  I use IOS 10 on my iPhone (to keep all of the games I purchased that don’t work on IOS 11).  So that ruled out the HomePod.

Pizza Echo 016Amazon had a refurbished Echo Plus with the built-in hub for only $99.00.  So I thought what the heck, give it a chance.

Glad I did.  I LOVED it!

So much, that I decided to get the Echo Show for my bedroom and the Echo Dot for my home office.

I love the integration with the Alexa app, that I can use on my iPhone, iPad, Echo Fire 7 and Fire 6 tablets.

The set up was a breeze.  But I quickly learned the hard way to set it up via the iPhone to save time. That way, I don’t have to manually type in the Wi-Fi details during the setup.

Pizza Echo 014Using the Echo devices for phone calls is amazing!  It synced with all of my existing iPhone contacts and has a video option similar to FaceTime.

So now I plan to wall mount my older Fire Tablet and put it upstairs to use for calls, since I don’t have a phone upstairs.

Still trying to decide where to put my newer Fire Tablet, since the Echo Show replaced it as the alarm clock.  The possibilities are endless with Echo!

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One comment on “The Best Mother’s Day Gift? Echo!

  1. There is no way I would ever get an Echo or any of the other equivalents. I hate them with a vengeance – basically, they are snooping devices disguised as something potentially useful. I even disable Cortana on my PC as I refuse to talk to my computer, and I don’t like the idea of these things listening to everything you say – it’s like Big Brother. I also disable cloud services, and don’t link everything to Facebook. Call me paranoid if you like, but I don’t trust them, and I like my privacy.


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