It is very funny that I am writing about iHome’s Beside Stereo Speaker System for Amazon Echo Dot (also known as “Spot for the Dot” or iAVS1). I have recently discovered a show known as Mr. Robot, and in the second season, there is not only a huge twist but a character who converses with Alexa.
I have to admit, that I haven’t had the chance to review Amazon’s Alexa device so I can constantly as it questions. However, I am going to set up this article in the form of an interview.
Me: Alexa, what is iHome’s Bedside Stereo Speaker System for the Amazon Echo Dot?
Alexa: Also known as the iAVS1, this “spot for the dot” is made for the Amazon Echo Dot. It is a compact bedside clock speaker.
Me: How does one connect the Dot to the iAVS1?
Alexa: It can be directly connected via audio with the hardwired aux-in cable.
Me: So what can I do with this?
Alexa: You can ask me anything, and I will try and provide you with the correct answer within the capability of my programming.
Me: Can you play my music?
Alexa: Whatever the Echo Dot is connected to, the iAVS1 amplifies the sound with a Reson8 speaker chamber.
Me: Can I set my alarm with this?
Alexa: Absolutely, yes.
Me: What powers the iAVS1?
Alexa: It is powered by a 100V-240V universal AC adapter.
Me: Can I power the Dot with the iAVS1?
Alexa: Yes, through MicroUSB cable connections.
Me: Is there an option for a battery backup?
Alexa: Yes, with 2 AAA backup batteries for the clock, which are included with the iAVS1.
Okay, just to let you know, I didn’t actually have a conversation with Alexa to get this faux interview. Truth be told, I have no idea if Alexa would answer a question such as “how much does this cost”.
The answer is $69.99, and it is available on the iHome site.