The Amazon Echo is activated by your voice, you can call her Alexa. It helps you order things from amazon with your voice. You can hook it up to your house, and tell it to turn off the lights, or turn on the washing machine.
You can buy Alexa's off amazon and at Best Buy for around $50.
The echo dot will make your life a lot easier. You could start the dish washer from your bedroom. The echo dot will prevent you from wasting energy by going into a different room to do something.
Introducing the all-new echo dot
Majority of Echo user are very happy with the results. They are happy with the way it makes their life more convenient. Many people wish they had had it earlier.