How to tell if Amazon’s $50 Echo Dot is right for you

For $50, you can now equip your home or office with Amazon's Alexa virtual assistant, thanks to the company's updated Echo Dot. However, if Siri, Google Assistant, or Microsoft's Cortana offer all the voice control you need, Echo Dot might not be right for you.
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James A. Martin is a seasoned tech journalist and blogger based in San Francisco and winner of the 2014 ASBPE National Gold award for his CIO.com blog. He writes CIO.com's Living the Tech Life blog and is also a content marketing consultant.