Alexa goes Pop!
Right on the doorstep of Xmas 2023 Amazon has released a bite-sized Alexa pod for your home – their Alexa Echo Pop.
Small but mighty on audio, the near to all-speaker smart device comes with Amazon’s AI assistant Alexa built-in, ready to help out with every question you ask, ready to entertain, inform and even sing original songs.
If you’ve already adopted Alexa in to your household you’ll already be familiar with the setup.
But if not, getting your first Alexa device up and running is real easy.
You will need the Amazon Alexa app (Android and iOS).
Once installed you’ll need to get the Alexa Pop sync’d to your app by adding a new device.
Your smartphone or tablet must be connected to your home’s WiFi.
After a few prompts and letting the Alexa app know exactly where in the home it is in, you’re set.
Alexa allows you to integrate your fav music streaming service (Spotify, Amazon Music, Apple Music and more), stream podcasts, get news and traffic updates and you can get Alexa to learn skills, routines as well as control most other smart devices you have in your home.
The Alexa Echo Pop is mains powered and has three tactile buttons on top for volume and mute. The light bar at the top is that of a notifier that Alexa is listening, connected to WiFi or has a message or update for you.
If you have more than one Alexa in your home, you can group them together for room to room audio playback.
The Amazon Alexa Echo Pop would suit a bedroom, study, gaming room or similar. However given the max volume that the Echo Pop is capable of you could place in a larger lounge and have wall-to-wall audio.
Alexa is my fav AI Assistant… try asking Google Assistant or Siri to yodel.
Built with a sense of humour but always good to go with serious stuff to, Alexa is the ultimate in-home and on the go AI.
Amazon’s Echo Pop is priced just right at under $50 for a festive gift for yourself or someone that could do with a bit of Alexa in their life. And comes in a few colour variations too.