In the lab: Echo Auto

One of my back-burner review ideas is currently titled “The other woman: Three years with Alexa.” I’m not sure what that story will be titled if I ever decide to pull the trigger on it, but when I got my invite to buy an Echo Auto I knew I’d be writing that review much sooner. Thank goodness I actually have a phone I can use it with now.

Oof, no more hiding my crummy photos behind low resolution anymore.

For the $25 it cost me, I’m already impressed by just what was in the box. There’s the Echo Auto itself, a dual port charger, magnetic dashboard clip, a couple cables, and even an Amazon branded wipe to clean the dust off my dash with.

It arrived yesterday and I set it up this morning while in my driveway after just a few minutes fiddling with the Alexa app. My first impressions are positive (starting your day to Ra Ra RasPutin will do that, though). Look for a full review soon.

 

drfish

I post Shortbread, I host BBQs, I tell stories, and I strive to keep folks happy.

11 Comments
    • Aranarth
    • 1 week ago

    Echo, please open the pod bay doors.
    I’m sorry Dave, I can’t do that.

    Reply
      • Ben Funk
      • 1 week ago

      The garage door you mean LOLOLOL

      Reply
  1. A business analyst in our department is using one now and I’ve seen it in action. It has a lateral bouncing light like a Cylon Centurion and the whole thing is disturbing. I’m waiting for the analyst to tell me it to exterminate me…

    Reply
    • qmacpoint
    • 1 week ago

    Robot face!

    Reply
    • dragondaddybear
    • 1 week ago

    That’s creepy. Just imagine if they integrated that into the the car through OBD II…. hmmm.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HugGCoK7m0

    Reply
    • chuckula
    • 1 week ago

    Pretend this is a Rush concert and give us a Test for Echo.

    Reply
      • superjawes
      • 1 week ago

      +1

      Were this ready on the 4th we could get a Farewell to Kings.

      Reply
    • DPete27
    • 1 week ago

    My ears are bleeding now. Thanks.

    Reply
    • NTMBK
    • 1 week ago

    Heh, it looks like a little smiley robot face.

    Reply
    • Cannot unsee…

      3
      2
      Reply
      • superjawes
      • 1 week ago

      “I’m listening to E V E R Y T H I N G :)”

      Reply

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This