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Wed Oct 26, 2016, 12:36 PM

Anyone with Amazon Echo? [View all]

My situation:
no regular old-fashioned radio reception in my bldg.
Desktop is in living room; kitchen is where I want to hear.
I have wifi - the whole building was rigged for wifi by optimum.

I can of course livestream on my computer (when I get a new one anyway) bazillions of radio stations.
But if I make it loud enough to hear in the kitchen while i'm washing dishes etc, it may disturb neighbors.

so I went to best buy to look for wireless speakers.
the blue tooth ones they said only work within 3 feet of the source.

Then he showed me Echo.
I am not a high tech person at all, I still have a basic cell phone, a 10-yr old computer, and a 20 yr-old plain old tv.
And am fine with all that.

but echo, omg,
Hands-free I can command it to get radio, music, etc.
(particularly cool bec. my hands will be busy in the kitchen)
It is not bluetooth so is not limited to 3 feet range.

Is there any downside to Echo that I should know about?

Cuz I tell you - I am in love.


ps- if this is in wrong forum pls tell me or move it- I could not find which forum to put this post in.

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