try Amazon Echo in a browser

Amazon has released, a browser based emulator of its Alexa Voice Service flagship unit, Echo.

I've been playing with various voice service apps, trying to decide if they are at all approaching usefulness, and Amazon's seems the most able to do things. I am entertained by the idea of having something around the kitchen to reorder frequently re-ordered things, and play some music or podcasts. While this simulator isn't an always on option, and requires you press and hold a 'button' to make it work, it does show you good, or bad, Alexa is at answering your requests!

It'll be nice when these voice assistants are more integrated.