“Think a less portable Siri or Google Now, but hands-free. Are you ready to bring an eavesdropping device that’s connected to the cloud into the privacy of your abode?” Introducing the Amazon Echo. a new listening speaker that sits in the corner of your room and will respond to your voice. I asked my Amazon Echo “Is there an Echo in here?” And it ordered me another Echo. (Seriously, I don’t need another connected device sitting in my living room and judging me. I have a cat for that.)