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Alexa Frames
« on: December 17, 2019, 05:44:56 am »
Got the invite to order the frames.  Decided to get it and it will be deliver Thursday - another christmas gift for myself.   cannot wait to see if it works as well as they claim.  I have plans for it like hands free when driving and when outside.   

Offline jwlv

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Re: Alexa Frames
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2019, 07:26:10 am »
Wow lucky you! I'm jealous. I would love to try the Echo Frames.
Who knows when I'll get the invite for it though. When I signed up for Echo Auto in the past, I didn't get the invite until over a year later.

Re: Alexa Frames
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2019, 05:22:09 am »
got it last night just before going to work.  going to put it to a better test later today.  just got it set up and so far I am very impress with it.  works around the house even though I have other echos so esp works great on it.   no button to press in order to use it while wearing it.   it sounds great and it does not disturb others because they cannot hear it even though you can hear it.   I tried a couple of skills like playing the radio show the shadow and read my emails and it work... I am going to assume it can do just about everything a regular echo can do. 

the only real question I have so far is what is it going to do to the battery on the phone since the alexa is running in the background on the phone.    guess it will take a few days to find that one out. 

at this time I am going to leave it with plain glass since I wear contacts most of the time.

Re: Alexa Frames
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2019, 06:38:37 am »
after over a week of use, I find that they do come in handy.  I can take timers with me and I can take items off the shopping list as I get them from the store shelf in stores with good wifi.   They perfect for when outside in the storage shed.  I tried putting a dot out there but it did not work in the cold or heat. 

when I am home, I do not wear the smartwatch.  believe it or not, the glasses will pickup phone notifications.  it will also do skills so it will let me know when I have email and read them to me. 

the accuracy of the commands is a whole lot better than regular dots.  If wearing the glasses all the time, there would be no need for the other echo devices for most users. 

what I don't like, the glasses themselves, still think they look dorky.  all I need to do is to put tape around the nose piece and look like a stereotypical nerd.   IMO, they are more for the your, professional crowd, not some fat old guy.   

If I wanted to use them all the time, I would need two pairs, one for contacts and one when I take them out.  wish I got the ear buds instead.   I guess they went with glasses because some insurance will cover the cost of the glass and might even cover the frame.  good selling point. 

If I had to describe the music, it is a bit better than the original dot but not by much. 

I also wish the battery was better.   If not use it for music, audiobooks or podcasts, then it will last just about all day - otherwise it will only last a couple of hours.   the charger cable has a magnetic connection to the glasses without a port so a couple of times it did not charge properly.  good thing it charges fast. 
« Last Edit: December 29, 2019, 07:00:01 am by renegade600 »

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Re: Alexa Frames
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2019, 04:52:16 pm »
I got the echo buds the day it came out. Returned it two days later. The tap and tap & hold command just didn't work. In other forums I read a lot of other people had the same problem. And they were just uncomfortable to me. I think the echo frames would suit me better.

Re: Alexa Frames
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2019, 12:25:41 am »
I got the echo buds the day it came out. Returned it two days later. The tap and tap & hold command just didn't work. In other forums I read a lot of other people had the same problem. And they were just uncomfortable to me. I think the echo frames would suit me better.

maybe I will stick with the frames after all :-)  I was considering getting the buds with my tax refund.  use them only when wearing glasses.   Look like the buds still needs work.  was just on the amazonforums and saw the problems they were having.