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Last Edited by TattyBear April 7, 2015 at 06:28 AM
Just saw that Amazon released the Echo for $99 for Prime members ($199 otherwise).

In order to order the Echo, you need to request an invitation first.

http://www.amazon.com/oc/echo/ref_=ods_dp_ae
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Last Edited by shyam09 June 1, 2015 at 06:50 PM
Quit asking for invites, the people who get invites cannot give them away as they are tied to the amazon account

Cnet review [cnet.com]
Amazon customer discussion [amazon.com]
Direct link to Echo on Amazon [amazon.com]
Huge List of commands

HOME AUTOMATION
  1. For basic light or appliance control from Echo, buy WeMo switches (or Phillips Hue devices if you still think disco culture is cool/ironic). I've got an Echo on each floor of my rowhouse, so can automate from most locations.
  2. For more complicated home automation, buy an extra WeMo "dummy" switch for each desired function, whether or not you plug anything into it.
  3. In your WeMo smartphone app, generate a PIN number at the top-right menu for IFTTT.com (If This Then That).
  4. Go to the Channels at IFTTT.com (or your IF app on a smartphone) when logged into your account there, and enter the PIN into the WeMo channel that matches your device. You can add multiple PINs for multiple switches that will make them available in a pop-up menu.
  5. Now, the entire world of thousands of Recipes are able to both trigger, and be triggered by, the WeMo switches through your Amazon Echo. Among them, importantly, is last week's launch of the IFTTT-Homeseer integration that then hooks you into that best-in-class home automation system, which in turn controls X-10, Z-Wave, Zigbee, etc. IFTTT.com normally has a polling delay of up to 15 minutes, but the Belkin WeMo channels have so-called Quick Triggers that are basically instant.
  6. Now that Echo has (extremely limited) IFTTT.com support through To-Do and Shopping lists, you can also create recipes to control your Channel devices in slightly more complex ways.
  7. WeMo support via IFTTT.com now includes a Light Bulbs Channel [ifttt.com].
  8. Apart from, say, full Z-Wave control, you can also exploit complex recipes like, for example, using your smartphone's location threshold away from home to trigger turning off all the WeMo devices, then to turn them on when you're within a close distance back to your home.
  9. Please add your ideas for more recipes in this thread, or here in the wiki.

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#3
Receive an invitation to purchase the new Amazon Echo and if you're a prime member you save $100 and have a price of $99.

Looks pretty neat.

http://www.amazon.com/oc/echo/ref_=ods_dp_ae
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#4
it's like Siri but for $99 dollars!
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#5
So, it's like Google Now, or Siri, only a lot bigger and only at your house and you have to pay $99 for it.
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#6
Give Alexa a little credit Smilie
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#7
what is the point of this?

Seems pretty stupid as a stand alone item.
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Quote from WWWestonC View Post :
Receive an invitation to purchase the new Amazon Echo and if you're a prime member you save $100 and have a price of $99.

Looks pretty neat.

http://www.amazon.com/oc/echo/ref_=ods_dp_ae
Waste of money. Just ask these question of phone u already have. As far as quality of sound, that's yet to b determined.
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#9
A home A.I.


Great....an easier way for Big Brother to spy....
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#10
First the Fire phone and now this. Amazons bad ideas just keep flowing!
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#11
Haven't even looked at this, but I figure request an invite now and think later.
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#12
Dumb.
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#13
Computer! Tea, Earl Grey. Hot.

Nothing happens Frown
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#14
Garbage. What does it do that my phone doesn't? It stays at home.
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For more Info please visit

http://www.amazon.com/oc/echo

for Prime members $99 but you still need an Invite
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