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Old 11-18-2014, 03:25 PM   #1
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amazon echo invite

Anybody get one yet? I hear some went out today. Planning on getting a Bluetooth speaker. Want one that sounds good. Wonder if this will fit the bill? Also I always forget to give reviews ans wondering if that will effect the odds of an invite.
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Old 11-18-2014, 05:51 PM   #2
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If all you want is a bluetooth speaker, there are probably hundreds of them on the market that cost a fraction of what the Echo does. Providing a bluetooth speaker is just a sort of minor feature of the Echo. It's mostly meant to stream music from your Amazon music library (if you have one), Amazon Prime (if you're a subscriber), and other services like iHeart Radio. It also provides some voice services, sort of like Siri on iOS.
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Old 11-18-2014, 06:36 PM   #3
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Got the invite this morning, ordered one. Should be here Thurs.
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Old 11-18-2014, 06:39 PM   #4
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Old 11-18-2014, 06:52 PM   #5
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I got my invite today. I'll be ordering it over the weekend.
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Old 11-18-2014, 07:50 PM   #6
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If all you want is a bluetooth speaker, there are probably hundreds of them on the market that cost a fraction of what the Echo does. Providing a bluetooth speaker is just a sort of minor feature of the Echo. It's mostly meant to stream music from your Amazon music library (if you have one), Amazon Prime (if you're a subscriber), and other services like iHeart Radio. It also provides some voice services, sort of like Siri on iOS.
I have amazon prime so being able to stream their music is a plus. I also use Pandora pretty heavily and playing from my phone would be great. I could see using some of the siri like features too. But unless the music sounds great I could do those things on any bluetooth speaker
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Are the invites going into email boxes?
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Old 11-20-2014, 06:07 PM   #8
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Are the invites going into email boxes?
Yes, it was an email invite with a link.

And it took about a minute to set up, lots of fun so far.
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Old 11-20-2014, 06:12 PM   #9
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Old 11-20-2014, 07:03 PM   #10
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Old 11-20-2014, 08:13 PM   #11
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By the way, the speaker is pretty good.
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Old 11-20-2014, 08:36 PM   #12
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By the way, the speaker is pretty good.
So you got yours?
The primary reason I'm getting it is as a speaker, but I like the other features. If all things are equal and I'm going to spend at least 100. on a bluetooth speaker I'd rather it have the extras. I just wonder whether I'll get an invite.
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Old 11-20-2014, 08:44 PM   #13
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So you got yours?
The primary reason I'm getting it is as a speaker, but I like the other features. If all things are equal and I'm going to spend at least 100. on a bluetooth speaker I'd rather it have the extras. I just wonder whether I'll get an invite.
The extras are very convenient for our lifestyle of having everything connected and this does just that. The kid added "buy me a car for Christmas" to my wife's to do list.

I'm somewhat particular about clear sound and this definitely sounds very clear while playing music. Having heard this now, we'd buy this for $199. but I'm glad we got it for $99. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you. You might watch the deal of the day on Amazon, I have a feeling Amazon may just be using some of us as an advertising tool.
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Grrrr... Still impatiently waiting for my invite!!
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No Echo invite yet, but Starbuck's is buying me breakfast tomorrow.
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