Amazon Echo Is Now Available To Everyone
If you want to get your hands on Amazon Echo—the wireless speaker with a built-in voice-controlled personal assistant—it’s now available to everyone.
The device, which Amazon revealed last November, is a Bluetooth speaker on steroids. The personal assistant (named Alexa) can answer questions, play music on demand, and order Amazon products for you using simple voice commands.
Initially, Echo was only available to Amazon Prime customers on a special waiting list. Amazon was quite conservative in sending out invites, and even when customers purchased it, shipping times turned from weeks into months.
But now, Amazon Echo is available to everyone. It costs $179.99, and it will start shipping on July 14.