Amazon Echo

About 6 weeks ago Amazon unveiled it's latest and greatest branded techie device called the Echo.  The idea behind it is similar to Siri or Cortana but the difference is it is always on and available if you are within "voice range".  Pretty cool right?  When I first saw the unveiling I thought this could really be useful.  For example as you're running around in the morning getting ready and you simply want to know "what is the weather today"...or "please add butter to my shopping list" without having to physically stop and take care of it.  

It is obviously very new with little or no advertising as far as I can tell and reviews to this point are mixed.  However, I think this is a good product which has unlimited potential and I'm curious to see what future versions bring about.  Watch the video and also read this interesting review and decide for yourself.