Amazon Echo Is Google for Your Living Room

You have to give Amazon credit where it’s due. Aside from being a retail powerhouse, they’re not averse to dipping their feet in new and sometimes strange areas. Take Fresh, the first major effort at bringing your local goods directly to you in same-day fashion. Or Amazon Dash, which aimed to make adding items to your cart a breeze by allowing for scanning goods or speaking them into a small, hand-held device. Along these lines, the company has now introduced an invite-only product, the Amazon Echo.

If you can get over the incredibly cheesy commercial, the product is certainly interesting. It’s basically a standalone, non-smartphone or tablet based information system