The Amazon Echo Dot 3rd Generation – A Multifunctional Device
Amazon Echo Dot is a revolutionary device that can be considered as the first step towards smart speakers. It is meant to replace Firewire-based units and is built on the chip based on the ARM instruction set, which is similar to Apple A7. It is also one of the first systems to use artificial intelligence technology that includes the skills of speech recognition and intelligent speech applications, along with the ability to process natural language queries through what is termed as multi-tasking software. The Echo Dot has all these features and the price is already within reach of most consumers as it comes with a price of $250.
Echo Dot runs on the Amazon OS (Amazons eConnect) that integrates all the elements of the device together via an interactive web interface, including voice-recognition, natural language processing, and image processing. It also integrates with the Amazon Echo Mobile Platform that is designed to deliver voice commands through your mobile phone. To top it all, the unit also integrates with the Amazon Echo Virtual Assistant, which helps you conduct online conversations by controlling various accessories such as lights, chimes, and televisions. You can even get the Virtual Assistant to turn your computer into a portable PC by downloading the Amazon Kindle and using it with the Echo Dot.
There are four major features of Amazon Echo Dot that distinguish it from the traditional personal computers like iPhone and iPad. The first feature is its multi-tasking ability, where you can chat with people as they talk to you on the phone and use the speaker in the same room to browse the web while talking to someone. This feature allows you to carry out several tasks simultaneously, something that was only possible with the introduction of Airplay. The second feature is the voice projection feature that enables you to see the person who is speaking on the screen using an invisible finger. It is particularly useful when you are working in a noisy environment where the sound of your own voice can be difficult to hear.
Thirdly, you can set Amazon Echo Dot to automatically adjust its volume based on the ambient noise in the room. This is done by using Amazon’s own noises such as birdsong, wind, or TV hums. In addition to being able to adjust its volume, you will also find the Dot capable of switching to the appropriate song automatically, thanks to its embedded Amazon MP3 player. You can also use it as a telephone, by connecting it to any mobile phones that support the same technology. Using a USB cable, you can also transfer music to your phone. The Amazon Echo is designed to work in conjunction with Amazon Echo Dot, and the two can share information such as bookmarks and other reminders.
A further improvement on the Echo is the addition of its own GPS navigation assistant. The Echo Dot is equipped with Google Maps installed by default but can also access information from TomTom and Garmin GPS systems. The information provided includes the street name and address, as well as other useful information such as the direction of the destination. With this improved feature, you will be able to find your way through unfamiliar surroundings. Also, this feature provides you with the same benefits as a car navigation system, such as voice guided directions and speed alerts.
The Echo Dot is not only good as a device for listening to music; it is also excellent as a remote control. Thanks to the on board USB port, this smart phone device can be plugged into any compatible home or car audio system. This makes it extremely versatile, as it can serve as a stereo when used as a player or serve as a communication device when used as a remote. Using the Amazon Echo Dot as a remote does require that you have an account with Amazon, but this online service is free. To use your Echo as a stereo, you may need to purchase a wired device that acts like a receiver and transmitter, which is capable of passing data to your smart phone, or through the Bluetooth feature of your phone.
In addition to its portability, the Echo Dot is extremely user-friendly device. Its small size allows for an effective typing experience, and the on board memory serves as a storage for play lists, phone numbers and any important appointments or reminders. The Amazon Echo Dot also utilizes high quality voice recognition technology to allow the device to recognize your voice quickly and easily. In addition, the voice recognition feature also helps to ensure that the Echo Dot is easy to use, without having to be repeatedly prompted by voice prompts.
In order to take full advantage of the features of your Echo Dot, you must connect it to a computer via USB, or Bluetooth. It is also recommended that you use the internet (particularly google search) to download music and other videos from your device. The Echo Dot will become a handy assistant that doubles as both a media player and a communication device, making it a worthwhile investment in your smart phone.