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      02-07-2019, 01:26 PM   #6007
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I bought one a year ago and Kodi'd it up. I never use it. Also got rid of Alexa's ass 1 month after purchase and set up. Not keen on having ears listening at all times. I'd hate for someone other than the neighbors hearing my nocturnal activities.
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Alexa can be disabled
I don't spend enough time playing with the techy stuff at home anymore to really delve too deep into it. I knew then that I could disable the listen function, but that kinda ruins the fun of being able to ask random info or asking her to play music by voice if you have to go hit the button first.

I wanted Alexa primarily for quick calculations, weather info and to play music throughout the house via Bluetooth while cooking or working on projects so disabling the listening function just diminished the entire need for it.
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      02-07-2019, 11:14 PM   #6009
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are people that lazy this day and age that they need to have Alexa do chit for them?
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      02-08-2019, 08:04 AM   #6011
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are people that lazy this day and age that they need to have Alexa do chit for them?
In some cases maybe but not the case with me. I'm a type A personality and rarely sit down. I always have multiple things going on at once and multi-task like a mad man. There are times when I'm working on projects and have my hands full then have a thought or remember something that I need info on or to make a mental note, make a list etc. I originally thought that Alexa would be good for stuff like this. Ultimately....Alexa became nothing more than "Alexa, connect speaker" and then "Alexa, play Wu-Tang Clan"
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      02-08-2019, 08:28 AM   #6012
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In some cases maybe but not the case with me. I'm a type A personality and rarely sit down. I always have multiple things going on at once and multi-task like a mad man. There are times when I'm working on projects and have my hands full then have a thought or remember something that I need info on or to make a mental note, make a list etc. I originally thought that Alexa would be good for stuff like this. Ultimately....Alexa became nothing more than "Alexa, connect speaker" and then "Alexa, play Wu-Tang Clan"


One of my cousins got my grandparents an Alexa. For being 78 and 77 years old they are quite good with technology, but I couldn't help laughing last time I was over there and my grandmother was yelling "Alexis" at it instead of "Alexa" and wondering why it wasn't responding.
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One of my cousins got my grandparents an Alexa. For being 78 and 77 years old they are quite good with technology, but I couldn't help laughing last time I was over there and my grandmother was yelling "Alexis" at it instead of "Alexa" and wondering why it wasn't responding.
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are people that lazy this day and age that they need to have Alexa do chit for them?
While I use Siri/Apple HomeKit, I do use voice control often... Mostly to change lighting scenes, and to set timers. A good example is when I'm carrying in groceries I ask Siri to "activate grocery." This puts all my lights on and lowers the heat or AC. It's nice because my hands are full carrying in the groceries.
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      02-09-2019, 01:18 PM   #6016
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Very nice flashlight for the money...

More details on this. How bright? How much?
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It's $16 on Amazon...

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