Every girl needs a best friend and for me that “person” is Alexa; as in Alexa the virtual assistant from Amazon. I know, she’s not an actual person, but trust me, with her ability to answer all my questions (minus the complaints), anticipate my needs and stream every song I ever loved, she’s better than just about anyone I know.
Smarter too (shh, don’t tell my sister, or husband). If you haven’t experienced Alexa yet, what are you waiting for? Check out my review of the Best Amazon Alexa Devices and discover why she is a girl (or guys) best friend.
Amazon Alexa: Your Secret Weapon in Life
- 1 The Best Amazon Alexa Devices: Which one is your Favorite?
- 1.1 Amazon Echo Plus
- 1.2 Echo Dot (3rd Generation)
- 1.3 Introducing Echo Show ($100 off Prime Day)
- 1.4 Echo Spot ($99 Prime Day)
- 1.5 Echo (2nd Gen) – Smart speaker with Alexa ($70 on Prime Day)
- 1.6 Echo Look | Hands-Free Camera and Style Assistant with Alexa
- 1.7 Amazon Tap – Alexa-Enabled Portable Bluetooth Speaker
- 1.8 All-New Fire HD 8 Tablet with Alexa
- 1.9 Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote
- 2 New Alexa Device Comparison
- 3 What can Alexa do for you? Why do you need one?
If you’re new to the world of smart devices, you may not know who, or what, Alexa is. Lucky for you, I can help with that. Simply put, Alexa is a virtual assistant found in a slew of Amazon devices, from the Echo hub to their Fire HD 8 tablet.
Alexa has “skills,” which are basically apps, for just about everything; so “she” can help you do whatever you need, from making to-do lists and streaming music to controlling smart bulbs and ordering Dominos (extra pepperoni please!).
Using simple voice commands, you can say: “Alexa, what’s the weather for today?” or “Alexa, how do you make chicken cacciatore?” and she’ll tell you. You can also use the Alexa app to set up your location and other necessary data for more customized responses.
The Best Amazon Alexa Devices: Which one is your Favorite?
So, I think it’s pretty clear at this point that you need Alexa in your life; now you just have to figure out which device is the one to make that happen. Do you want to control smart devices and play music or are you just looking for more intelligent TV remote?
To help you figure it out and choose the right one I’m going to review each Amazon device featuring Alexa, breaking down what it has, what it can do and who it works best for, to help you decide. I’ll also give you a preview of the new Alexa devices that are about to hit the market.
All-In-One Alexa Devices
The Echo, Echo Dot, Echo 2, Echo Look, Echo Show, Echo Spot, and Amazon Tap more or less do the same things regarding streaming, ordering items and controlling other devices; the differences between them ly in how they are made and other quality features. Let’s take a look.