I was browsing the MobileRead forums like I do 1 and visited the Amazon Echo thread. I usually avoid this thread because I am really waiting until I finally get a developer job to make my apartment 2 more “high tech” and the Echo was on my Amazon wishlist for later, when I can afford the luxury.
But while I was browsing MobileRead on my iPad 3, I saw a photo of some of the weird syntax it uses, as well as some weird Siri nonsense and I was intrigued. I went to the thread and found that QVC was selling new Echos for $75. Along with that, you get two free months of Amazon Music and Audible 4.
Well, Things Changed Quickly
I decided I’d send the link to my mother who uses QVC and buys pretty much everything from there. We just had a conversation about her not buying from there in a year and I send her the link. She laughed but she bought it for me as a Xmas gift 5. $75 isn’t a bad price for the Echo at all and the fact that they are new is nice.
More IFTTT Recipes? Yes, Please.
I only have a couple in anticipation for the Echo…
- While there are things like Slack and Gitter, old school BBS forums like MobileRead and iMore are my favorite for synchronous chat interactions. Plus I am a total book nerd. ↩
- I will be moving once I do get a dev job. Terribly far out from town. Being closer helps the commute. ↩
- I use Tapatalk Pro. ↩
- New accounts only. They are also third party codes so YMMV. ↩
- Instead of another winter coat, which she buys me every year, of which I have three or four that fit just fine. ↩