Even in the comfort of your own home, you may lose things. It’s even worse when you misplace important things like your passport, other documents, keys and more. Often, it would take a lot of time to find your misplaced items and that time, of course, is something you cannot recover.
Fortunately, there is a solution to this. If you have Amazon Echo, all you need is to ask and it will help you locate those misplaced items. This becomes a very powerful tool, especially for those who tend to misplace items a lot. Read on to learn more…
Simply speak to Alexa…
The most important thing to remember is to tell Alexa exactly where you placed the items that you need to retrieve again. For instance, you put your spare keys in the first drawer of your cabinet. For such a case, all you need to say to Alexa is “Alexa, remember I placed my spare keys in the first drawer of my cabinet.”
The great thing about this feature is that it works for any item. Try doing this with your wallet, TV remote, marriage license, birth certificate, phone, and more. Alexa will respond when asked for an item that you have lost again.
Simply ask “Alexa, where are my spare keys?” Alexa’s programming allows it to repeat your exact words on where you placed your item. You don’t need to waste time looking for it. With Alexa, just ask, listen, and you’re good to go.
When you forget to tell Alexa remember
Amazon Echo is a gadget and, therefore, it cannot remember information that you didn’t tell it to remember. For those who are very forgetful, there are several RFID devices you may attach to your wallet, coffee mug, keychain or any other item. With these attachments, Alexa can also help you locate them.
For instance, you can attach a tracker called “Tile Mate” to your backpack, keys, wallet or anything that you often misplace. You can purchase this tracker on Amazon. After you have attached the tracker, follow specific steps to set it up.
First, open the Alexa app. Go to Menu, then Skills & Games, then search for Tile. Click “Enable” to start using. You need to create your own account on Tile for you to start using this skill. After setting up your account, say “Alexa, ask Tile to find my keys” or any other item you have lost.
With the rapid advance of technology, people have started getting more dependent on what technological devices offer, mainly for convenience. Technology makes things easier for us. Some may argue that eventually, we would get relegated to doing chores by merely pressing buttons. Maybe one day, AI might take over, just like in the terminator movies.
Maybe so, but that’s a long way into the future. That is a big responsibility for future generations. Meanwhile, Amazon’s Echo can help us through Alexa to find where those misplaced keys and other items are.