Amazon introduces the successor of the well-known Amazon Echo. The 2nd generation Echo comes to the market with a new design and a cheaper price. For those of you who know nothing about the Echo, it is a voice-controlled speaker with the Alexa artificial intelligence whom you can ask anything. You can ask her to put you in touch with your friend, to put on some music, to remind you of anything you need, to set the alarm, and much more. You can even ask her to get Uber. All you have to do is just ask Alexa. The 2nd generation Amazon Echo boasts an enhanced speaker that has Dolby sound quality for even clearer sound with rich bass throughout the room. The 2nd Generation Echo will hear you from any direction even when there is music playing, as it has 7 built-in microphones. Alexa is constantly improving; the more you talk to her, the more she adapts to your voice, vocabulary and personal preferences. And since Amazon Echo 2nd generation is constantly connected to the network, updates are made automatically.
Do you have your hands full in the kitchen and at the same time need to call your husband so he doesn't forget to buy some wine? With Amazon Echo 2nd Generation, all you have to say is, "Alexa, call Honza" and she will connect you with your husband immediately. The contacts you call will see your number during the ringtone so they'll know who's calling, plus you can leave text messages to anyone with an Echo device or an Alexa mobile phone application. Echo also lets you control smart devices and works with many companies, like WeMo, Philips Hue, SmartThings, etc. You can control the thermostat, switch off lights, TV and other smart devices.