Show Mode Charging Dock review – turn Amazon Fire tablet into Echo Show

If you have Amazon Fire HD 8 or HD 10 tablets released in 2017 or later, you can turn them into Echo Show. When you ask Alexa to enable Show Mode or enable manually by tapping in the quick setting tray, your tablet displays the same screen as Echo Show. Letters are bigger and bolder …

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About Alexa Hands Free and Show Mode on Amazon Fire Tablets

Amazon Alexa, a personal voice assistant, was available on Fire tables since September 2016, when 6th generation of Fire tablets was launched. Since then, you can talk to Alexa with Fire tables. You can have Alexa play music, video, and audiobooks, check weather and traffic, set the timer, alarm, or reminder, and even tell a …

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Amazon Echo Show 1st and 2nd Gen comparison

Size 1st: 7.4” x 7.4” x 3.5” (187 mm x 187 mm x 90 mm) 41.0 oz 2nd: 9.7” x 6.9” x 4.2” (246 mm x 174 mm x 107 mm)  62.2 oz Since the 2nd has a larger display, the 2nd is bigger and heavier than the 1st. However, it’s interesting that the height is actually …

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Amazon 2nd Gen Echo Show 2018 Review – 10″ display, Built-in smart hub, Youtube videos

Last year, Amazon introduced Echo Show, the first Alexa-enabled device with a touchscreen. And 2nd gen Echo Show (2018) is sleeker, yet with a larger screen than the 1st gen Echo Show (2017). The sound quality is improved, and new features are added. You can get this handy smart home device at $229, which is …

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Amazon 2nd Gen Echo Plus (2018) Review – premium sound with built-in smart hub and temp sensor

The new Amazon Echo Plus (2018) ditches a tall cylindrical design which was from the very first Echo debuted in 2014. It has become squatter and shorter. Now, it looks more like the 2nd gen Echo (2017), but have fabric on the side and rounded edge on top and bottom. The price $149.99 is the …

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Roav Viva Pro by Anker review – Alexa-Enabled 2-Port USB Car Charger with FM transmitter

Roav VIVA Pro is an Alexa-enabled two-port USB car charger. It allows you to bring Alexa voice assistance into your car. It’s the same concept as the original Roav VIVA, and they look almost identical. The differences are that an Aux-Out port and an FM transmitter are equipped in the Pro. So, there are extra …

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Amazon Smart Plug Review – What is it different from TP-Link and Wemo?

Amazon has released a smart plug along with a new lineup of Echo devices in 2018. Amazon Smart Plug is the first official smart plug by Amazon. Amazon Smart Plug is similar with TP-Link MIni and Wemo Mini What it does is the exactly the same as other smart plugs. Plug some dumb devices like …

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Amazon 3rd Gen Echo Dot 2018 Review

It’s been two years since Amazon Echo Dot 2nd Gen released. Amazon launched a new version (3rd Gen) Echo Dot in 2018. Design At about 4 inches in diameter and weighing over half a pound, the new Dot got bigger and heavier than the predecessor. That’s because it has a more powerful 1.6-inch speaker, which …

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How to do Voice Search without Alexa Voice Remote on Fire TV devices

Newer versions of Fire TV devices include a remote with microphone (=Alexa Voice Remote.) A microphone button allows you to speak to Alexa, and she will respond your commands, questions, search streaming contents from Amazon Video. The first generation of Fire TV Stick is the only device which includes a remote without a microphone. The …

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How to turn off Amazon Fire TV Stick

If your Fire TV Stick gets power from your TV, every time you turn off the TV, it cut off the power to the Fire TV Stick at the same time. It seems efficient and reasonable. However, when you turn on the TV next time, the Fire TV Stick will take quite a long time …

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