Amazon\u2019s Echo burst onto the scene a year or so ago as a game-changing robot helper that had voice recognition technology, making day-to-day life around the house instantly more convenient. Now the second generation of the Echo is out, along with a number of other upgraded models\u2014namely the Echo Spot, which is due to be released just before Christmas of this year.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe Echo Spot is smaller than it\u2019s Echo parent and is about the size and shape of a softball with a few parts sawed off, to create a base and a touchscreen, allowing it to conveniently fit just about anywhere in your house. It\u2019s second generation far-field voice technology also allows you to do a wide variety of things, from watching videos to placing Facetime calls to getting the weather or shopping lists called up on demand. All you have to do is ask.\r\n\r\nBeyond all of that, the Echo Spot also has the ability to turn on lights, check baby monitors, control thermostats, garage doors and sprinklers. And best of all it\u2019s a device you can take with you easily, allowing it to be a useful helper robot when you are out and about, as long as there is an internet connection available of course. And let\u2019s be honest\u2014when are you ever anywhere that doesn\u2019t have one these days?\r\nCheck it out\r\nHave you subscribed to Man of Many? You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.