Amazon Echo

The Amazon Echo is one of Amazon's greatest products for IoT applications.

Here is a summary of the key characteristics of the Amazon Echo:

  • A smart Bluetooth wireless speaker
  • Built-in voice/speech assistant Alexa with Artificial Intelligence technology
  • Enables voice-based smart homes
  • Smart voice interface to other Amazon cloud service
  • People can use it to control music players and turn on TVs, etc
  • People can use it to turn on lights and locks, etc
  • People can ask it questions about the weather and traffic, etc
  • Priced at US$170
  • A new version is called Echo Dot
  • The Echo Dot is priced at $50