Alexa or Google assistant? Which one to buy?

 

Virtual assistants is a the new technology Jinn which is creating a space for itself in our house these days. No more we have those days when keeping an assistant was a big deal and only possible for wealthy people. Technology has done it for you,No worries now!! Now you can have your own assistant without worrying about his or her salary and others stuffs.

 

Two IT giants are wrestling with each other to make their product capable of finding a place in your house. They both are constantly involved and engaged in making an their product intelligent enough to mimic a  a real human assistant. With Artificial intelligence and machine learning Amazon first came up with their product Alexa. These Virtual assistants can do what you want based on your verbal command.

Alexa! Play a song for me or book a flight ticket or ticket for a movie and it will be done. This smart technology can also be used to switch on/off your devices like coffee machine, lights etc in your home.  Quite Interesting Right? 

But now the question is Alexa or Google assistant? Which is best?

Before digging deep into the product review first understand the difference terms Amazon Alexa, Amazon Echo and Google Home and Google assistant.

Google Home and Amazon Echo are the virtual assistant devices which you buy. These devices uses Alexa or Google Assistant to respond to your orders. So basically Alexa and Google assistant are the services which is used by these intelligent devices. 

We have reviewed many products and Amazon seems to be the leader in this technology so far. We will give you some insight on the products from Amazon which uses Alexa and acts as a fantastic virtual assistant.

 

Echo Dot (3rd Gen) – Smart speaker with Alexa

Improved Fabric with Louder Sound. It can stream songs from Amazon Prime, Saavn, and Gaana get answers to your questions. You just ask for it and that’s it.

Features:-

Connects with another speaker over Bluetooth or with a 3.5 mm audio cable.

Size:- 99x 99 x 43 mm

Speaker Size:- 1.6″

Weight:- 300 g

WiFi:- Dual-band Wi-Fi supports 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 and 5 GHz) networks.

External Speakers:- 3.5 mm stereo audio output

Adaptor:- 15 W

Does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks

 

 

 

 

Amazon Echo – with Dolby

Loud and Crisp Dolby Voice response with 2.5″ Woofer to produce a good bass.

 

Features:-

Size:- 148.5 x 88 x 88 mm

Speaker Size:- 2.5″ woofer, 0.6″ tweeter

Weight:- ~821 g

WiFi:- Supports 802.11 a/b/g/n

Audio:- 2.5” woofer and 0.6” tweeter

Warranty:  Limited Warranty for 1 year

Does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks.

 

 

 

All-new Echo Plus (2nd gen)

Premium sound with built in smart home hub to easily setup and control your compatible smart home devices. Powered by Dolby to produce nice and loud sound.

 

Feature:-

Size:- 148x 99 x 99 mm

Weight:- 780 g

WiFi:- Dual-band (MIMO) supports 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 and 5 GHz)

ZigBee:- Built-in ZigBee smart home hub supports ZigBee light bulbs and plugs

Audio:- 3″ (63.5 mm) neodymium woofer and 0.8” (20 mm) tweeter

Power adapter:-  30W

Warranty:  Limited Warranty for 1 year

15,000+ skills including ordering cab, food, jokes and games

 

 

 

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