The new Amazon Echo is now available exclusively from Amazon and now Staples and is available to purchase from both Staples retail stores and online via the Staples website.
The Amazon Echo personal assistant and speaker system connects to Alexa, a cloud-based voice service, and is capable of answering questions, playing music, reading news, announcing sports scores, weather, and more.
Echo is equipped with seven microphones togerther with and beam-forming technology and listens for your voice commands to carry out objectives. The Amazon beam-forming technology has been created to enable the hardware to hear you from any direction. Its been enhanced with noise cancellation technology to allow Echo to hear commands even above other background noise or when music is playing. Amazon explains more :
Because Alexa is built in the cloud, it’s always getting smarter. The more you use Echo, the more it adapts to your speech patterns, vocabulary and personal preferences. And since Echo is always connected, it updates automatically. Echo is always adding new capabilities such as control of connected devices, Google Calendar access, streaming music, audiobooks, Amazon.com reordering and more.
Echo has been fine-tuned to deliver crisp vocals with dynamic bass response. Its dual downward-firing speakers produce 360° omni-directional audio to fill the room with immersive sound. Plus, Echo provides hands-free voice control for Amazon Music, Prime Music, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn. Plus, Echo is Bluetooth-enabled so you can stream other popular music services like Spotify and iTunes from your phone or tablet.
Jump over to the Staples website to purchase Amazon Echo for $180 and download the companion app that is available on iOS and Android.