Thanks but no, Alexa.

The Echo products are Amazon‘s „spaghetti-to-the-wall“ attempt to get a slice of Google‘s and Apple‘s smartphone pie. The tech press bolsters them up as a success story.

Dan Seifert now reviews the Echo Spot for the Verge. He calls it „an almost-perfect smart alarm clock“.

I can’t help but think that the Echo Spot is one more among several Alexa-powered dust collectors.

As a voice assistant, a communicator, a video playback device, a search engine, even as an alarm clock - who wouldn’t prefer a smartphone? And who wants an internet-connected camera on the nightstand?