Reblog – Google vs Alexa

A very witty and informed review of the latest techno trends.

Lydia!

A Tony Of All Trades

Warning:
This post contains Canadian content, and may not be suitable for non-Canadians!

I have been wondering about getting one of these smart speakers, Google Home Mini or Amazon Echo Dot (Alexa), for a while.  I just didn’t know if they would be worth the investment.  However, Boxing Day (It’s like a Canadian Black Friday, but it is the day after Christmas) came and at 50% off, I figured it was time to try.

I couldn’t decide on which smart speaker to get, so I got both and compared them.  They arrived on the same day.

The Speaker:
On opening the boxes, the first thing I noticed was that the Amazon unit was a little heavier than the Google.  Once I started playing music, I noticed that the sound quality of Alexa was much more natural than the Google unit, so I am guessing the extra weight is a bigger…

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Sandy Hook PSA

Note: I have revised item #3 after reviewing some of my research data, obtained from the Sandy Hook School website. I have decided to veer away from my Christmas blogging to share something I think every human being needs to see. For those of you who may not know, on December 12, 2012, a young man …