Amazon Fire Phone Review

Amazon Fire Phone Review

By Rich W Woods This is not the first time I reviewed the Amazon Fire Phone. I reviewed the device when it first came out and, to be honest, I think I was the only one that gave it a good review. No, that would be incorrect. The general consensus of the device at the time was, “I’m sure there are plenty of Amazon fans that will buy it, but it’s not for me.” It…

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Amazon Echo Review: Siri in your Living Room

Amazon Echo Review: Siri in your Living Room

By Rich W Woods On November 26, Amazon quietly introduced the Amazon Echo by simply adding it to their web site. It was available by invitation only (and still is) and to my knowledge, no one received an invitation for almost a month. I received mine on December 24. The first question one must ask himself is “Why?” Why do I want a voice assistant in the living room? The answer is actually pretty simple….

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Amazon Echo: Unboxing and First Impressions

Amazon Echo: Unboxing and First Impressions

By Rich W Woods On November 6, Amazon quietly announced the Amazon Echo, a Siri machine that sits in your living room. The idea makes sense. We have these voice assistants on our smart phones but does anyone ever use them? When I’m walking down a street in New York City, do I ever see anyone talking to Cortana or Siri? Of course not. After all, to use Cortana or Siri, you have to have…

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Amazon Fire TV Stick Review: A Great Value

Amazon Fire TV Stick Review: A Great Value

By Rich W Woods Amazon announced the Fire TV Stick on October 27. They made it immediately available for preorder for $39.99, making them available in mid-November. If you are an Amazon Prime member, then for two days, you had the opportunity to purchase the Amazon Fire TV Stick for just $20. I was having a few beers a few days ago and telling the bartender about a show that I’ve been watching on Netflix….

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Amazon Fire TV Stick vs Roku Streaming Stick

Amazon Fire TV Stick vs Roku Streaming Stick

By Rich W Woods It would seem as though the day of the set top box is in our rear view mirrors, or close to it. The Amazon Fire TV Stick is the third mainstream dongle we’ve seen. A trend started by the Chromecast. Both the Amazon Fire TV Stick and the Roku Streaming Stick essentially do the same things that the Amazon Fire TV and the Roku 3 do, respectively, with the exception of…

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Amazon Fire TV Stick: First Impressions

Amazon Fire TV Stick: First Impressions

By Rich W Woods I’ve never used the Amazon Fire TV before. I have, however, used just about everything else that exists to stream TV. That includes the Roku box, Apple TV, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii, Chromecast, and even an iPad with a lightning to HDMI adapter. Just like the Roku Streaming Stick generally does the same thing as a Roku box, the Amazon Fire TV Stick generally does what the Amazon Fore TV…

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Amazon Fire Phone: User Review

By Rich W Woods The Amazon Fire Phone is the most well designed first generation phone I have ever seen. It is really something that you would expect to come out of Apple. How well designed a phone is is a matter of opinion. Comparing it to first generation models is a clear cut case. That being said, this is my review of the Amazon Fire Phone:

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