Amazon Echo

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No invite Yet. Just do not think its worth $200. I would probably jump at $99. I do not think it was a good idea to do the invite system. Unless everyone that requested one will get an invite you will have some upset Prime Members.
 

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No invite Yet. Just do not think its worth $200. I would probably jump at $99. I do not think it was a good idea to do the invite system. Unless everyone that requested one will get an invite you will have some upset Prime Members.
I figured it was a new way to solicit Beta testers. No invite here either.
 

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I wonder how they pick who to invite? I have not gotten one either, and while I am not upset over it, I am surprised with as much as I use amazon and as long as I have had prime.
 

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I would not be surprised to see it lowered to $99 shortly after the full release/Holidays due to lower than expected demands. There are many people I know concerned with Amazon listening in on your private conversations in your home for Marketing reasons.
 

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Like the kinect I think people will generally misunderstand the potential to 'listen in' - up to these companies to explain and educate just as much as it is for consumers to use some common sense and not overestimate the capabilities these devices really have.
 

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I decided to get it, and give it as a family gift for Christmas, since it will end up in the kitchen. Arrives Saturday. Sucks that I won't get to play with it until Christmas. :)
 

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Had my echo for about a week. It's pretty neat and fun but really not worth more than $100 in my opinion.

Sound is pretty good and the responsiveness is impressive. The customizations are nice
 

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Had my echo for about a week. It's pretty neat and fun but really not worth more than $100 in my opinion.

Sound is pretty good and the responsiveness is impressive. The customizations are nice
Since mine is a Christmas gift, it remains un-opened in the box, but $100 seemed to be about the right price point too, assuming there aren't more features coming.
 

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Finally got to setup Echo today. Love it. And my wife, surprisingly, thinks it is cool. Although my claim that it was a "family" gift got much laughter. I like the ability to use bluetooth with it to access iTunes music from the iPhone. This will get a lot of use I think.
 
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At dinner last night, I called Alexa to play some jazz. The Echo was in the other room, about 25 feet away. It responded immediately. Then with the music playing, I called it to pick some different music, and it did not skip a beat. The microphones on this are pretty impressive. I also used it as a bluetooth speaker for my iPhone. Worked great, and the audio quality is excellent. I hope this product "makes it" in the market.
 
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This thing needs a new wake word option
my daughter name is alexis, so it contstantly wakes up and amazon wake work is annoying everytime an amazon commercial comes on
 

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