Amazon just released a bunch of new Alexa devices for the home:
or just head straight to www.amazon.com
Unlike Apple, who would have hyped the crap out of one or two of these things, they are apparently shooting them all out at once and seeing what sticks. Little speakers, big speakers, a subwoofer, a car version, smart plugs, a freaking MICROWAVE oven lol, they are really all over the place.
In my house, they are fighting with Apple for total domination but presently still have a commanding lead.
I went ahead and preordered the new Show. I seem to be one of the few people who really like that device, but I honestly think it's the most useful. The sound is decent, the screen size is good, and having screen feedback is really a great feature which they've barely tapped the surface of. One of my favorite things is when you play most songs the lyrics will just pop on screen to help you sing along. Originally I had planned to use them to help link my family together for easy video chat, but that has kind of fallen by the wayside due to my own laziness. Instead I'm using it as a generic Echo - but because of the screen it feels like a much more useful companion device. It will offer suggestions on the screen (non-obtrusively) for commands you may not have known about, and has other uses such as when you order something it will ask you to touch the exact version if there are multiple choices.
I also signed up for the little car device. I don't know if I'll actually get it but it's really cheap so it might be worth a try.
How about the rest of you? Anything catch your attention?