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Alexa Shopping Isn’t as Easy as You May Hope

Here’s what happens when you try to use the Amazon Echo Dot to shop.

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It’s safe to say Amazon would like to infiltrate every corner of our homes and every second of our day, hence the company’s line of Echo products. That includes the Echo Look, which uses a camera and machine learning to feed you fashion recommendations, and the Echo Dot, which can play music, make calls, send text messages, read the news, and, ostensibly, shop.

But how good at shopping is Alexa, especially when it comes to clothing — y’know, the kind of thing you usually want to see with your eyeballs before you buy?

We put an Echo Dot to the test. Spoiler: Shopping by voice is really, really tough.

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