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Echo and Echo Dot smart speakers get discounted by Amazon once again

0. phoneArena posted on 16 Jun 2017, 22:45

Amazon is taking $40 off the regular Echo speaker, selling it for $140 in both black and white versions. Meanwhile, the Echo Dot is discounted by $10, coming down to just $40...

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posted on 17 Jun 2017, 08:33

1. jacksmith21006 (Posts: 34; Member since: 03 Nov 2015)

It is the Google Home is why I suspect Amazon is doing the discounts.

Have both. Purchased the Echo on it's launch almost 2 years ago and now we have several of the Google Homes (GH).

The Echo uses commands. So you memorize how to ask it something. An example for songs it has a command "song goes like" if you do not know the name.

With the Google Home you just talk. Say it anyway you want and it figures it out. It is really smart.

So say hey google is billy related to george and it figures out it is Billy Bush and George Bush somehow.

Or say play gwen sting bottle and get Gwen Stefani and Sting singing message in a bottle.

The GH is also picking up some nuances. So started talking to it and then say "I forgot" and she will say "no worries happens to me all the time".

Then another time I say "nevermind" and it indicates "Yes let's move forward". I gets the I. The answer changes I guess from Google crawling the web all these years it learned how to respond to humans in a human type manner.

posted on 17 Jun 2017, 10:48

2. sgodsell (Posts: 4855; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)

Amazon needs to sell their products in other countries like Canada. The Google home is great. There is even a Raspberry PI images​ for both Alexa and Googles Assistant. So you can make your own inexpensive Echo Dots, or a real inexpensive Google Home.

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