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Review

Amazon Alexa is an artificial intelligence voice assistant that can be activated by pressing the microphone button, or by saying the word "Alexa". It was created by Amazon Inc., and they introduced it on November 3, 2014. Amazon Alexa is the "smart" personal assistant by Amazon. Alexa is a voice-controlled personal assistant tha...

Amazon Alexa

  • Greg Burn
  • Jul 04, 2021

Amazon Alexa is an artificial intelligence voice assistant that can be activated by pressing the microphone button, or by saying the word "Alexa". It was created by Amazon Inc., and they introduced it on November 3, 2014. Amazon Alexa is the "smart" personal assistant by Amazon. Alexa is a voice-controlled personal assistant that is capable of voice interactions, music playback, answering questions, giving weather updates, and more. 

Features

Alexa is able to provide information in a number of categories, including local weather, sports, finance, and more. Alexa can control smart home devices from companies like Nest, Philips, and Ecobee. Alexa can play music from Amazon Prime Music, Pandora, Spotify, and TuneIn. Alexa can also play Audible audiobooks. Alexa can tell jokes, answer trivia questions, and provide general knowledge. Alexa's skills, which are essentially Alexa apps, provide a variety of different capabilities.

Design

The design of Amazon Alexa is very simple. Four buttons, one for volume, one to activate, one to stop, and one to turn on. It is a relatively small device, with a blue light on top that indicates when it is recording. The design of Alexa is sleek and simple, with a cylindrical shape. It features a monochrome display that is mainly used to display the device's logo, and a blue ring that lights up when Alexa is listening. It features a button that can be used to activate the device, as well as volume buttons, an action button, and a mute button.

Information about usability

It is great for anyone who may not be able to use their hands, such as the elderly or those who have some type of disability. It is also great for people who have a lot of things on their hands and cannot readily answer their phone, or for those who cannot find their phone. One disadvantage is that if you have a lot of people in one house, it could be a nuisance because it would keep turning on for every person who said "Alexa".

Amazon Alexa is designed to be used to control a variety of smart home devices, play music, answer questions, and provide weather updates. Alexa is not designed to be used as a phone.

Conclusion

Alexa is a voice-controlled personal assistant that can be activated by pressing a button, or by saying the word "Alexa". It can control smart home devices, play music, answer questions, and provide weather updates. It is a great device for anyone who may not be able to use their hands, or for those who cannot find their phone.

Pros:
  • It is very convenient to have a device that can control your smart home, answer any question you may have, and provide you with information
  • It is great for people who are unable to use their hands
  • It is great for people who have a lot of things on their hands and cannot readily answer their phone
  • It is great for people who cannot find their phone
  • It is great for people who may not be able to use their hands
Cons:
  • It is a new device, so it may not work very well with all the devices in one's home
  • It is a new device, so it may not work with all the questions people might have
  • It can be a nuisance to those who have a lot of people in the house
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