Most voice-controlled smart speakers which come complete with Amazon’s Alexa assistant have their price ramped up to cost for this new “intelligence.” It doesn’t always need to be that way as this Eufy Genie speaker proves coming complete with Alexa, hands-free use and decent audio all for the lowly sum of just $14.99.
This handy little WiFi-based speaker is essentially a two-part dream come true; first of all, it offers impressive audio and music playback when you take into consideration the physical size and footprint of it. Secondly, it offers Alexa voice control, which makes it a hands-free experience capable of executing voice-based commands, answering some of life’s tough questions, ordering food if you want it to, and even controlling smart home hardware if you are lucky enough to have accessories in the home which are compatible with Alexa.
The hardware comes with an aluminum cone-speaker system which is designed to produce superior sound quality that you wouldn’t otherwise get from other speakers of a similar size and stature. This makes it a pleasure to listen to music from sources such as Amazon Music, Spotify, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn to name a few. And, of course, you can just ask Alexa to start playing whatever music you want and as long as there is an account connected it will instantly oblige.
The Eufy Genie is also capable of controlling your home if you have other smart devices installed which are Alexa-compatible. You will simply need the Alexa Skill for that hardware installed via the Alexa app on your device. In fact, there are 10,000+ Skills to actually choose from, which include things like locating your lost phone, playing quizzes via voice, using the Genie to help you sleep at night with soothing sounds, and even getting the latest flash news briefings from a variety of sources. The hardware is always getting smarter as well thanks to Amazon constantly using the data it has to improve the service and to countless developers around the world who keep publishing new Alexa Skills.
This is a wonderful deal for a wonderful piece of hardware so make sure to grab it while you can.
Buy: Eufy from Anker Genie Smart Speaker with Alexa from Amazon: $14.99 | Original price: $18
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