If you know me, then you know that I love trying out new technology. Anything that can help simplify my life or help me stay organized is welcomed in my life. So when we were invited to try out the Amazon Echo and Echo Dot we had to say yes!
I am not sure why we had not gotten one of these before. They are amazing! Alexa, the brain behind the Echo and Echo Dot is built in the cloud, so it is always getting smarter. Your Echo device is always connected, ready to help keep you organized and answer your questions with simple voice commands.
Alexa can help set up your morning routine, check your calendar for appointments, check morning traffic, news, weather, send you reminders, order items directly from Amazon.ca, play your favourite music, and so much more. It truly feels like you have your own personal assistant you can bug all day long. No attitude or talk back to worry about, besides, you can even ask Alexa to tell you a joke. Ha!
I set up my Echo in my kitchen, and I love that it blends in with the room, doesn’t stick out, and it is right in the heart of our home where most of our school prep will be happening in September. You can get different colour sleeves for your device to match your own space as well. I can’t wait to use Alexa to help me stay on top of things and set up my back to school routine.
The Echo Dot is now living in my office. I love that it is always ready to help schedule my calendar and I use it to help me create shopping lists as well. I have started a back to school shopping list already, and I just add new items whenever I remember something new. I also love that I can tell it to play my favourite podcasts or music playlists while I work, all with voice commands.
Below are just a few things Alexa can help with during back to school preparation:
- “Alexa, give me a back-to-school tip.”
- “Alexa, what’s the forecast today?”
- “Alexa tell everyone, the bus is here.”
- “Alexa, what’s on my calendar today?”
- “Alexa, order colouring crayons.”
- “Alexa, set the alarm for the first day of school.”
If you are looking for some extra help getting organized for back to school, I recommend you get help from Alexa. She is always free and happy to help!
Disclosure: This is a partnered post with Amazon. However, all opinions and views on this post are 100% my own.