Amazon Echo

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Just went on Amazon real quick and there was an open letter to everyone from Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos about their new product, the Amazon Echo:

Amazon Echo LetterI was curious, since I hadn’t heard of this and it looks like a free standing speaker.

You click on the “Amazon Echo” link and you go to the page and watch the 2 minute trailer for the product and it looks as if Amazon is now in the Digital Assistant game along with Apple’s Siri, Google Now and Microsoft’s Cortana.

Amazon EchoEcho looks as if it is a free standing speaker that connects to wifi and answers whatever questions you have from news, history, weather, it even reminds you of things on your schedule and can even stream music from Pandora among a slew of other things.

I will say this, before I jump on the Amazon Echo bandwagon, I’d like to see what Apple (my main smart phone provider) might be able to offer in terms of a similar product. Nothing against Amazon Echo, but aside from rarely purchasing products from them I don’t have any necessity to have this product. Also, I have Siri and Google Voice that do the job just fine on my phone.

One of the factors for purchasing something like this would be the speakers to stream music, since that is amazing. Not sure if it is worth the current price of $179, but I’d be willing to hear what other people have to say.

What are your thoughts?

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Marcos Cosme has had a love for writing and film since he was little. By combing those two passions, he started studying film early on in Middle School and High School writing screenplays and working in his High School television production studio. When it came time for college he decided to pursue a bachelors in Electronic Film making from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Marcos continues to be an avid watcher of movies and scripted television series, although he does, on occasion, watch some reality shows. He has watched hundreds of movies during the course of his life and has worked in various roles on small independent film projects, including writing, producing and directing. In his spare time Marcos loves to write screenplays, read books, contribute articles, blogs and reviews on various topics including (but obviously not limited to) movies, television, books, and wrestling; just to name a few. He is a Rabbit aficionado (he has a dwarf rabbit named Peanut-who is the logo of Cos' Blog) and is a Golden Retriever connoisseur (he has two Goldens named Cassie and Chloe). He also love to spend time with his wife and as of July of 2015 they welcomed their first child, Miles, who can occasionally be seen on the blog.

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