You know what Alexa does. She turns on your lights. She plays your songs. She answers your math questions. She wakes you up. She sets timers. She’s your canister of helpfulness wherever your voice can be heard in your house. She’s your BFF.
She’s benign AI. She does everything you need, that you should be able to do yourself. And, as long as she doesn’t wake up one morning, decide to take over the world, and murder all of us in our beds, she’ll be a friend to us all.
But Alexa is more than the Echo, that black Pringles Can of Doom we met back in November of 2014. Since the Echo was introduced, Amazon has been fielding a plethora of Alexas, a veritable Alexapalooza of devices. We figured we’d help out.