It’s official, Amazon definitely knows how to create video advertisements, because the above clip for the Echo is incredibly convincing. Able to communicate with you just like Siri does, this speaker has its own brain named Alexa and is designed to adapt to your personality and needs. The cloud-based gadget is able to stream music from pretty much every service, read books from Audible, give live sports coverage and traffic reports, help with your to-do lists, and even control your home by working with connected systems like Belkin WeMo and Philips Hue. Always on, all you have to do is say the device’s name before making your request. Plus, Amazon continually adds to Echo’s capabilities, making her smarter by the day. While you can certainly move it around from room-to-room based on your needs, we recommended getting a couple units and placing them in your most frequented spaces, like the kitchen and living room.