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You may have heard some buzz that it is Amazon Prime Day. I thought it was as good of a time as any to share why we enjoy our Amazon Echo (aka Alexa)! We keep our Echo in the kitchen, the hub of our home and our kids interact with "her" with ease. Sometimes it is just to tell a joke, or play a favorite music album. Other times we ask her facts or answers to complex math problems. She is a lot of fun, and is also really useful.
I use our Amazon Echo daily to ask about the weather and the news while I fix breakfast before school. I also use her alarm & timer for recipes, screen time (for the kids), and on occasion...time outs. I think this is pretty funny sometimes because the kids call downstairs "Alexa how much longer is my timeout?!"
In our living room we have a smart ceiling fan synced to our Amazon Echo. We simply tell her "light on" or "fan off" to use our ceiling fan...it always seems to impress our guests! And we have a few Wemo plugs that work with our Echo too (typically we plug in our floor lamp to the smart plug).
Do you own an Amazon Echo? How do you use her in your home?