Various bug fixes and performance improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
Literally life saving!
Alexa has made such a difference to us. My mother who is disabled has the show at her home and it’s helped her call me after a fall on a few occasions her pendent alarm is not helpful if she falls to far as she’s deaf and can’t hear the call Center but with Alexa she calls me it hears her in any room of her bungalow and I can hear her and what’s happened once I was able to see her fallen and call first responders my son was able to talk to her till I got to her and tell first response her details. We use her for lights, music, news, i home educate and she helps with that ( including helping kids cheat on maths! )
She’s just part of our life we have 3 a show and 2 dots and I’m saving for 4th one for my last room.
We are also going to get the door bell for my mum so she can use Alexa to answer the door!
Mum in her wheelchair is able to use her for lights too which is both a help and a comfort to her.
Alexa changed my life
So I got a Dot for £20 with a Argos deal without really knowing what it could do apart from ask the weather etc.
My word 2 weeks later and what a surprise! Alexa is now fully integrated with my Hive and other smart plugs, I now have a fully automated house.
“Alexa I’m going to bed “ she responds with “Goodnight, don’t forget to check the door is locked, I will switch off downstairs and heating and switch on your bedroom light” Amazing
she also has many other routines set up that make my life easier, including morning routines to switch on the heating and boil the kettle, read me the news and weather.
Unfortunately I got hooked and now have 6 Dots around the house with a couple more planned next time they’re on a deal.
You might think all this would be difficult but you’d be wrong, I’m a pensioner and had all this up and running within an hour, so easy and idiot proof.
The list of skills is endless but I particularly like Guard dog and deter burglars which gives me real security. Also where’s my parcel is great.
If you have an elderly or vulnerable person you worry about, buy 2 and “drop in” on their Dot for a 2 way conversation or to listen in if they’re up and about and ok.
Anyway better bring this to a close otherwise I could go on and on about the benefits.
Seems to do what’s expected
I install home Automation for a living and in the 100’s of thousands in price. Alexa integrates well into them and furthermore works well on her own. Regarding voice commands being action it’s a two way street and requires learning both for Alexa and the user ... and hey what the hell why should it.
It’s not perfect but show me a human that’s perfect and I will show you a liar :-)
Look at the price , it’s great
There are pitfalls dependant on Your country of residence which somewhat annoy me when we all pay good money but overall I think it’s a pretty smart bit of kit ... let’s see how Apple and googles upcoming toys compare ( I may have to retract this )
PLEASE NOTE I HAVE NO FINANCIAL GAIN WRITING THIS REVIEW I JUST LIKE TO SAY THINGS AS THEY ARE
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