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"Alexa, can you run my entire life for me?""No, do it yer fucking self."Fair point, well made.Each to their own, but this is something that we don't really need IMO and money that could be used more wisely elsewhere.
I like the Alexa thing. Whenever you go to someone's house that has one, you can say "Alexa, add dildoes to the shopping basket".
I have one, got it in one of the sales for 20 quid or something. Its alright, I use it for radio and music. It is paired to my AV system, which is neat, so I can listen to 6 Music nice and loud. I also use it for weather, news, music, cinema listings, gigs etc. I had this grand idea of controlling the whole house (whatever that means) with it, but that hasn't happened. Yet. I have just got a few Arlo cameras, which I will get round to setting up, and have great plans for Alexa domination of that. Which again, I am sure, will be a great let down.
Had this masterplan to control the lights, heating etc etc with it. However, I quickly realised that its just as easy, and lot cheaper to (guess what its amazing this) program my heating via the thermostat (who'd have thunk?) and actually switch the lights on by hand!
I could probably use it for Amazon stuff, and Kindle, but I just can't be arsed really, when I can see it all on my ipad, and there is less danger of accidentally ordering load of stuff I don't need, want, especially when fuelled by alcohol.
Hey Alexa, buy me a new hifi etc etc....
I wouldn't want something in my house that is constantly listening (even if it's only for me to say 'Alexa'). Scary devices.
Oh and Alexa is my mum's name, not some fecking Amazon sales bot.