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« on: October 14, 2020, 11:58:08 am »

I'm gonna pick up one of Echo Smartspeaker things.  My sister has an "OK Google" type one and it's pretty useful.
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« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2020, 12:16:07 pm »

About an hour before you posted this, I bought a ring doorbell/echo show combo, it's on sale
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« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2020, 12:34:44 pm »

About an hour before you posted this, I bought a ring doorbell/echo show combo, it's on sale

I looked at that, but didn't get the ring.  My wife was interested, but I was kinda unsure how to make that work or if it would add value for me.  That might've been a missed opportunity.

Do you do the "smart home" thing?

I think that having some things like A/C...or maybe lights to be automatic would be helpful.
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« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2020, 12:56:19 pm »

About an hour before you posted this, I bought a ring doorbell/echo show combo, it's on sale

We have a Ring doorbell camera.  The video goes straight to our cell phones.   A couple weeks after we got ours, I thought I would be funny and walked up to our front door and did a "sexy dance".   About 10 minutes later my phone rang and it was from my wife's cell phone.  I answered it and heard her and about 6 of her female coworkers yell, "Nice dancing!"   My wife is a jerk sometimes.  LOL  She apparently shared it with her coworkers. 
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« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2020, 01:24:53 pm »

I looked at that, but didn't get the ring.  My wife was interested, but I was kinda unsure how to make that work or if it would add value for me.  That might've been a missed opportunity.

Do you do the "smart home" thing?

I think that having some things like A/C...or maybe lights to be automatic would be helpful.
Not really, but I might be soon.  I agree, automatic lights and A/C would be helpful. 

We have a Ring doorbell camera.  The video goes straight to our cell phones.   A couple weeks after we got ours, I thought I would be funny and walked up to our front door and did a "sexy dance".   About 10 minutes later my phone rang and it was from my wife's cell phone.  I answered it and heard her and about 6 of her female coworkers yell, "Nice dancing!"   My wife is a jerk sometimes.  LOL  She apparently shared it with her coworkers. 
Note to self, don't do sexy dance in front of doorbell.
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« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2020, 02:02:53 pm »


Note to self, don't do sexy dance in front of doorbell.

I should point out that I was the only one who referred to my dance as "sexy".   The most commonly used adjective by her coworkers was "funny".   
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« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2020, 12:32:26 pm »

So, I got this Alexa Echo thing.  It's like a screen/speakers that you can talk to.  We put it in the kitchen.

I really like it.  I'm surprised at how much I use it.  I just tell it to play songs throughout the day or set timers or ask what the score of a game is or get the forecast or whatever.  It's pretty handy.

I never know with devices like this whether or not I'm going to really adopt them into my life, but this one is good so far.
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« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2020, 02:04:51 pm »

So, I got this Alexa Echo thing.  It's like a screen/speakers that you can talk to.  We put it in the kitchen.

I really like it.  I'm surprised at how much I use it.  I just tell it to play songs throughout the day or set timers or ask what the score of a game is or get the forecast or whatever.  It's pretty handy.

I never know with devices like this whether or not I'm going to really adopt them into my life, but this one is good so far.

The screen / speakers in your pocket does the same thing, right? (Although admittedly with worse sound quality at "room" volumes.)
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« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2020, 04:09:20 pm »

The screen / speakers in your pocket does the same thing, right? (Although admittedly with worse sound quality at "room" volumes.)

Yes of course.

It's a matter of convenience and that it's centrally located and that, frankly, it's not in my pocket.  When I'm cooking and I can just talk out loud, that's helpful.

I mean...all of these devices -- phone, desktop PC, laptop, tablet, TV, Echo, watch, gaming console -- they're pretty much capable of the same basic functions...it's just how you use them.
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« Reply #9 on: November 01, 2020, 11:13:55 pm »

So, I got this Alexa Echo thing.  It's like a screen/speakers that you can talk to.  We put it in the kitchen.

I really like it.  I'm surprised at how much I use it.  I just tell it to play songs throughout the day or set timers or ask what the score of a game is or get the forecast or whatever.  It's pretty handy.

I never know with devices like this whether or not I'm going to really adopt them into my life, but this one is good so far.

What if you have a kid named Alexa?
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« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2020, 11:18:33 pm »

What if you have a kid named Alexa?


My wife kept watching Shitts' Creek and there's a character named Alexis and anytime they'd say her name Alexa would think she was being spoken to.
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« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2020, 09:25:57 am »

What if you have a kid named Alexa?

You can change the name to wake up your Amazon Echo:

" Amazon speakers are set to listen for the name "Alexa" as its default "wake word," though you can switch its "wake word" to "Amazon," "Echo," or "Computer.""
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« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2020, 09:59:23 am »


Pretty sure I am definitely in the minority with this...but I have never purchased anything from Amazon.

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« Reply #13 on: November 03, 2020, 08:43:47 pm »

Pretty sure I am definitely in the minority with this...but I have never purchased anything from Amazon.



I was a late joiner to Amazon, about three years ago, but now it is my go to anytime I want to buy anything.  First, it is great for streaming after I decided to cut the Satellite TV cord a couple years ago.  And since I hate going out to stores shopping, having to go to two or three stores to find what you want, in the size you want, it's a godsend.  I do try to still shop at the local owned mom-n-pop type businesses that are still left, but I haven't set foot in a Wal-Mart or Target in a couple years.
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