Amazon Echo Dot 2nd Generation

Alexa, write this blog post for me.

If it was that easy, I would be out of a job!

I have had my eye on the Echo Dot but didn’t know if It would be beneficial to me. I went back and forth on wanting it. From the comfort of my couch, I would tease my husband, “Sean turn off the light.” “Sean play me some N’SYNC.” Finally my husband just bought me one, probably just to shut me up about it.

The one thing that I was most excited about was the voice activation. Being able to ask Alexa to do something for me and not have to mess with a touch screen or pushing buttons. Also the fact that she couldn’t tell me no like my children and husband do.

Once we received the box, it was much smaller than I thought. It was so simple to set up. We plugged it in, downloaded the app on my Iphone and it walked us through all of the steps for set up. Using the app, you can customize The Echo Dot to link your calendar, your favorites and so much more.

With your Amazon Prime Membership you have access to thousands of songs that are offered free as well as select books. We still have not found a song that it does not have but if you do, you can always purchase it through Prime and it will play it. It also offers stations that are in  your genre of choice.

Ask Alexa the weather, to tell you a joke or to order you a pizza. I was pleasantly surprised that I could also ask her to set timers for me. That is going to come in handy for cooking and timeout for the children.

My husband and I have plans of turning our home into a smart house at some point and with the Echo Dot, it will make that transition even smoother. With lots of add-on features to choose from, she will turn on lights, fans and control  your thermostat with just one command.

Overall I am going to say this is favorite new toy of mine and can’t wait to see what else I can utilize it for. For now, the woman in me says to doll it up with a cute cover, so I’m going to get to shopping!

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