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If you haven’t bought the Echo yet now is the time. While it’s called Echo, the voice command is named “Alexia.” She brings you the news, weather, traffic, your music playlist or shuffle and you can ask her to answer your random questions. She syncs with a ton of different apps and websites from Nest which controls your temperature to Hue which controls your lights. She is also partnered with Audible, so you can play your books as well. The Echo is a little pricey, but still under $200 and it’ll be one of the coolest things you’ll buy.