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Amazon Echo launches out of private beta, sells out almost immediately
The brain to your smarthome’s body
The Echo is an all-in-one music, news, weather, traffic, and search device. It can set reminders, look up information, and control your less-witty home gadgets like Philips Hue lights and WeMo-compatible appliances. In short, if your home were a body, the Echo would be its brains.
Customer reviews of the Echo, which costs $179, have been overwhelmingly positive, with users praising its ability to detect a voice from rooms away and decipher requests amid ambient noise that would trip up most voice-recognition systems.
Amazon launched the device through an invitation-only pre-release trial period to put it through its paces and iron out any kinks before a wider release. Judging by the nearly 20,000 reviews for the device, that trial was rather large.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the Echo has already sold out and is now on backorder. You’ll have to wait until at least mid-July for your Echo to arrive if you order it now.
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Mike Wehner is a former tech editor for the Daily Dot who now writes for BGR. His work has appeared everywhere from Yahoo to CNN, and there’s a good chance his Apple Watch is dead right now.