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Mum is getting old but loves it
13 August 2018
I bought one of these as part of Prime Day weekend. I bought one for mum, who is getting old and forgetful, and showed her what it could do. She's not good with technology these days and has limited dexterity in her hands. She loves her Echo Dot. She asks it the weather, asks 'her' to remind her to take her tablets, set timers, asks her to tell jokes and all sorts. By the end of the day she asked me if I could get her another one for upstairs. Now she has the little black one downstairs and the little white one on her bedside table. She even says goodnight to it when she goes to bed. I made use of a few smart plugs that were laying around and she now has the lamps downstairs on voice command. It's a lifesaver for her as when she goes upstairs for the night she'll often forget to turn a lamp off and end up going downstairs to turn it off, but now she just tells the little 'Lexipod' next to her bed to turn off all of the lights and wham, all sorted. Thanks for creating this device for people like my mum, Amazon. Not everyone uses a smartphone, not everyone has the manual dexterity to push buttons, not everyone wants something complicated. And that's why she has Alexa.