We refer to our Echo as, Alexa. Yes, it has a name and that is how it knows to “wake up” …as a command is soon to follow. More than just a sleak looking speaker for your music, Alexa, is our virtual assistant. She has many functions and Amazon continues to expand her scope. How does it work, you may ask? The Echo syncs with your wifi and Amazon’s smarkphone app and, Voila!, you have an internal concierge. You simply give it a command and Alexa is happy to oblige. “Alexa, what is the temperature today”? “Alexa, what is our schedule for July 1, 2015″? “Alexa, play the soundtrack from Frozen”. Done, done and done. It is so easy our 5 year old can do it, however, Alexa, doesn’t quite understand 2 year old commands, yet. The Echo definitely has room to increase its potential and, rest assured, it is coming, in the meantime, I will be dancing to Taylor Swift in our kitchen with the girls while making dinner.