[access-uk] Re: amazon Echo, Again!

  • From: Mobeen Iqbal <mobeeniqbal@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2016 14:06:02 +0100

Hi Alistair.

No problem at all. I want one too! Only trouble is, I bet I end up buying both versions!



On 26/10/2016 14:02, alistair wrote:

Hi Mo, thanks for this gonna get one seems a lot of  tech for the money!
*From:* Mobeen Iqbal <mailto:mobeeniqbal@xxxxxxxxx>
*Sent:* Wednesday, October 26, 2016 1:12 PM
*To:* access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
*Subject:* [access-uk] Re: amazon Echo, Again!
Hi Alistair. Here's the link:



On 26/10/2016 12:48, alistair wrote:
Hi Pete, I’ve searched on amazon and I can’t see it,yes the echo is there but no results within my search for either the amazon dot or the amazon echo dot, am I missing something? thanks so much for the informative reply!
*From:* pete gurney <mailto:pete@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
*Sent:* Wednesday, October 26, 2016 11:41 AM
*To:* access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
*Subject:* [access-uk] Re: amazon Echo, Again!
hi alistair,
the dot is available from amazon in the UK.
i have both the echo and the dot and apart from their size and speaker volume they are both capable of doing the same things as to regard of how you control them and the skills you can install.
the main differences are that the echo is around 9 inches tall while the dot is only 1.3 inches, the echo has 2 buttons on the top the wake button and a microphone mute button but the dot has 2 more buttons on the top volume up and down.
the dot also has a 3.5 audio out jack on the back which the echo does not.
they both have bluetooth, which i haven't used yet, but i think the difference is that the echo's bluetooth is for connecting to smart phones and such like so you can transmit the sound from the phone via the echo's speaker while the blutooth in the dot is just for transmitting from the dot to a bluetooth speaker.
i'm sure your grandson would enjoy either as there are hundreds of skills that you can install allowing you to do varying things just by speaking to them.
you can ask it anything you would normally look up in an encyclopedia, ask it to solve a mathmatical problem, ask about the weather or ask about places in the world and much much more.
i have been quite supprised by just how loud the speaker in the little dot goes and i haven't bothered connecting any external speaker to it either wired or by bluetooth.
obviously the speaker in the echo is much louder but unless you want to use it as a replacement for a hi-fi the dot is more than adequate for asking questions, using as a timer/alarm clock or even as a bedside radio/music player.
pete gurney <pete@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:pete@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>>
On Wed, 26 Oct 2016 10:43:46 +0100
"alistair" <alistair.kelly@xxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:alistair.kelly@xxxxxxxxxxxx>> wrote:

    I’m aware there has been considerable discussion about this
    product on list and I note that the echo has a baby brother, I
    think it is “the dot”? As I have a blue tooth speaker already
    would there be any difference in performance between the dot and
    the actual Echo? I have searched Amazon but can’t see it listed
    as a product, is it available in the UK? Also, and lastly, lol!
    Would there be any educational value for young folks? My grandson
    is 8 extremely bright, (don’t know where he gets it from) and is
    very tech savvy and has a enquiring mind!

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