So you’ve got a car with Bluetooth audio, your calls come through the speakers, you can even play your music.
But are you touching your phone to access that music? Are you unable to get access to new songs while you’re on the go?
Or are you just in need of a good laugh?
Welcome to Amazon Echo Auto.
This $79 little device is really quite simple. With USB for power, and a Bluetooth connection to your phone, you can bring voice control to a car not capable of it.
Sure, if you’ve got Android Auto or Apple CarPlay you probably won’t see any huge benefit to Amazon Echo Auto, unless you’re deep deep into the Amazon Echo ecosystem.
But for your 5 year old Corolla, with Bluetooth – this brings it all to you.
“Alexa, Play some John Farnham”. And it plays.
Driving home and remember what you need at the shops? “Alexa, add milk to my shopping list”.
Or, if you’re done with music, and aren’t interested in the news of the day on the radio – Play a game of 20 questions.
Heck, you can even ask Alexa to tell you some jokes.
The unit itself is small, but a good looking thing. It attaches to your air vents, and becomes part of the car.
Love it, and we are deep into the Amazon Echo ecosystem.
Worth the investment to bring voice control to a car that lacks it.
Amazon Echo Auto available for $79.