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    Amazon releases plethora of new and updated Echo devices

    Echo Dot, Plus and Show updated. New Alexa smart products include a microwave.
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    Re: Amazon releases plethora of new and updated Echo devices

    Quote Originally Posted by HEXUS View Post
    No new kindles though, shame.

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    Re: Amazon releases plethora of new and updated Echo devices

    Maybe I am getting old but I don't get the microwave one. I cant see where it significantly saves you time or making it easier to quickly do something.

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    Re: Amazon releases plethora of new and updated Echo devices

    Quote Originally Posted by Kumagoro View Post
    Maybe I am getting old but I don't get the microwave one. I cant see where it significantly saves you time or making it easier to quickly do something.
    Me neither. If you need to add more time, you're inspecting / stirring the food and so at the microwave anyway. If it integrated a dot it would make a little more sense as you could have music, alexa and microwave in one unit rather than two but it doesn't.

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    Re: Amazon releases plethora of new and updated Echo devices

    I have no need to go out to get extra popcorn now...
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    Re: Amazon releases plethora of new and updated Echo devices

    I kinda do understand the microwave thing. The controls on pretty much all Chinese microwaves are ridiculous, and the manuals are also rubbish.

    "Alexa, microwave a 400 gram jacket potatoe with beans"
    (The weight would also be unnecessary if it could weigh the food.)
    "OK, let's do just the potatoe for a few minutes! Press start when ready."
    "OK, add beans and press Start."
    <BONG>
    "Your JP is ready!"
    (someone knocks at the door)
    "Alexa, keep my food hot for 10 minutes"
    "OK dave."

    etc

    Even better if it had a barcode scanner without having to use an app or even voice:

    <Scan barcode, throw in microwave>
    "Ready in six minutes!"
    <BONG>
    "Ready!"

    Heck, they could call it the Amazon Bong.
    Last edited by smargh; 21-09-2018 at 10:47 PM.

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    Re: Amazon releases plethora of new and updated Echo devices

    Quote Originally Posted by smargh View Post

    Even better if it had a barcode scanner without having to use an app or even voice:

    <Scan barcode, throw in microwave>
    "Ready in six minutes!"
    <BONG>
    "Ready!"

    Heck, they could call it the Amazon Bong.
    Hmm, new agri-business there, growing potatoes with a barcode on the skin.
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    Re: Amazon releases plethora of new and updated Echo devices

    Echooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

    Too much Echo-ing everywhere now!
    Last edited by CAT-THE-FIFTH; 21-09-2018 at 11:59 PM.


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    Re: Amazon releases plethora of new and updated Echo devices

    I love Amazon, there echo devices are awesome!

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    Re: Amazon releases plethora of new and updated Echo devices

    Quote Originally Posted by patrickjburt View Post
    I love Amazon, there echo devices are awesome!
    I found mine disappointing. It had a novelty value when I bought it but it's unplugged now.

    I don't miss it.
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    Re: Amazon releases plethora of new and updated Echo devices

    I want an Echo toaster then i can have my very own talkie toaster.

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    Re: Amazon releases plethora of new and updated Echo devices

    The most interesting Amazon devicerubbishfor me, albeit not mentioned here, is the Fire TV Recast. Hopefully a UK version will get released sooner rather than later.

    https://www.trustedreviews.com/news/...recast-3589810

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    Re: Amazon releases plethora of new and updated Echo devices

    Quote Originally Posted by spacein_vader View Post
    No new kindles though, shame.
    Agreed .... though the ecisting ones, Voyage and the replacement wotsitcalled, are pretty damn good.

    I suppose I'd rather them just release a new one when they have some genuinely useful changes or new features, not just to refresh the range.
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