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Why Amazon Echo Should Actually... Echo!

The Amazon Echo is one of my favorite gadgets, but it's lacking one feature that would make it even better, the ability to echo back what you say to it.


I originally posted this idea at least a year before I stated posting videos and it was one of my most popular topics. The essence of the idea is simple, in addition to all the cool things the Amazon Echo can do, I think the Amazon Echo could open the door to an entirely new service... a Personal Voice Database in the cloud.

Here's how it would work. You say something to Alexa like "Alexa, Frank's wife's name is Gladys", and at a later date, you can ask "Alexa, what's Frank's Wife's name?" and it would respond with your original voice message telling you the date.

In essence, it's like using Alexa as an intelligent voice... [More]

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Amazon Echo Voice Messages

Wouldn't it be great if you could use your Amazon Echo to leave voice messages?


As I mentioned in a previous idea, I think anything with a microphone, speaker, and Internet access would be a perfect replacement for an intercom or even a landline phone that can not only communicate between Echoes in different rooms, but any Echo (or phone line) in the world.

That said, even without direct calling, the Echo is also perfect for creating voice messages to yourself... your family... or anyone with an Echo for that matter.



Amazon Echo Intercom and Calling

Wouldn't it be great to use your Amazon Echo to make calls?


When you break it down, the Amazon Echo has 3 basic components, a microphone, speaker, and Internet connection. To me, that's all you need to use the Echo as a communication device.

The simplest form of communication would be from Echo to Echo, right in the same house, as an intercom system, so you can reach any room in the house by simply asking Alexa to connect you to another room. Taken one step further, you could use it to turn on the microphone in a baby's bedroom, so you can use it as a baby monitor.

Naturally this leads to yet an even bigger step. If you could connect from room to room, why not connect you to another Echo, or even another phone anywhere around the world?

Amazon Should Get Rid of Alexa

Hey Siri... What is Amazon Alexa?


I don't think Siri can answer that question, mainly because Amazon can't even answer it. For more than 20 years, Amazon Alexa has been the name of a service that provides traffic statistics to website owners, however for some strange reason, Amazon decided to give the Personal Assistant inside their Amazon Echo product line the exact same name.

One of the fundamental goals of building a brand is making sure the name itself is uniquely identifiable with the product or service, which makes you wonder why they decided to call their new Personal Assistant, Alexa. Of all the thousands of possible names Amazon could've used for their new Personal Assistant, why pick a name that they're already using for another product? What were they thinking?
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