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From DUX

One of the interesting items related to Alexa that came out last week was the DUX bed with Alexa Built-In. This is another one where I’m trying to weigh the pros and cons of having Alexa in the bed vs as an Echo Dot / Spot / Clock etc on the nightstand.

My immediate thoughts are that the Alexa in bed part isn’t ideal. Maybe output is OK but microphone placement in a bed sounds problematic. There can be many different materials that change the properties of the sound input. And then I’m not even talking about privacy concerns. What if you want to quickly disable the mics?

Sound output on the other hand seems OK. You can have a different sensation of sound if you put some subwoofers into the bed. Watching a movie in bed could beat watching it in a home theatre.

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