Home assistants might soon become a part of all our lives, and Echo from Amazon has all the perks to becoming the next big thing after the popular smartphone. Echo is a device based on voice recognition and is set to control all electronic devices in your home, making your life easier and more pleasant.
Amazon’s Echo could very soon surpass the popularity of smartphones as it is currently among the most sold products on Amazon. As more and more people will welcome the device in their homes, they will become accustomed to it and learn its perks. Therefore, experts believe it might become more beloved than any smartwatch, smartphone or fitness tracker currently on the market.
Echo is a versatile gadget that can constantly be customized according to each person’s needs. Such systems are usually used for playing music, reading the news, searching for information on the Internet or keeping shopping lists.
However, Echo also features a vocal assistant named Alexa, which seems to be better than Siri from Apple and Google Now combined. Alexa can help you order food or find a Uber ride with just one voice command, but also, add new items on your shopping list.
While Amazon did not release any official numbers of the recorded sales, the reviews on the website speak for themselves. Furthermore, the company seems to be investing a lot of zeroes for both improving and promoting the device. At the moment, Amazon is working on two different versions of the gadget. The first one is set to be connected to existing speaker systems while the second one is a portable model. It will not be surprising if the company is actually aiming to transform Echo into a one billion dollar business.
ChannelAdvisor’s Scot Wingo has cleverly observed that out of all its products, Amazon seems to be most frequently out of Echo. In spite of being listed for several weeks already, the device end up sold out every few days. The demand for the system is clearly high.
Amazon sells Echo for $180, but prices can be even higher on other shopping websites. For instance, the gadget can reach $300 on eBay.
The success of Echo seems to stand upon its intuitiveness and its capability of being improved with each passing day. With such a good start, the home system will surely fare well for a very long time.
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