This baby can play music, read the news, set alarms and timers, answer your questions, control compatible smart home devices, and more! You can also use this to make hands-free calls, drop in on other rooms in your house, and even make announcements to other rooms with compatible device! Download the Alexa app from iTunes here, or Google Play here.
Promising review: "I was a bit cautious about buying this, but it went on sale and I figured, even if I hate it I can return it. Well, I LOVE IT! I am not a super tech-savvy guy, but I had it set up and playing music within 20 minutes of it being delivered to my home. I used my iPad to 'install' it, (after getting the free Alexa app), and that was it. No problems. Sound is fantastic, and even though I bought it mainly for the music, I use it to ask about the weather, how far is the nearest Domino's Pizza, and how late does my local grocery store stay open. If you like to listen to music, and ask general questions, this is fantastic. If you are really interested, you can do all kinds of other stuff with it. I think I will keep it simple. Highly recommended!" —S. R. Bullock
Get it from Amazon for $89.99 (originally $99.99, available in four colors).