Don't buy the Eufy Genie, an Amazon Echo Dot copycat

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Amazon supports the products and others like it, since it wants to get Alexa in as many places as possible — even if this technically competes with Amazon hardware.
The Eufy Genie was announced earlier this week, so I called one in to see if it’s any good, and whether or not it’s worth buying over the $50 Amazon Echo Dot.
There are volume controls on the top, and a light ring that circles blue when you call up Alexa.
You need the Eufy Home app While it acts like an Echo, you can’t sync it with Amazon’s Alexa application.
The setup took about 5 minutes or so, after some trouble getting it to connect to my Wi-Fi.
It was still able to hear me, even when I walked about 10 feet away and asked the weather.
Music gets decently loud — enough to fill a small room — but the sound isn’t great.
It’s hollow and lacking bass, right on a par with the Echo Dot.
It lacks other Echo features Here’s the big bummer.
I also think it’s worth the extra $15 to buy an Echo that will continue to get updates from Amazon, and will sync with the Amazon app.
To read the full article click on the link below:
https://www.cnbc.com/2017/08/12/eufy-genie-review–just-buy-an-amazon-echo-dot-instead.html

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