Have you ever thought about how much fun you could really have with Alexa, Amazon’s helpful voice assistant?
Most people don’t realize that you can actually place Amazon orders using Alexa, and that it comes out of the box with this feature enabled. Of course, Amazon wants it enabled, right? Our kids are usually the first to figure out these cool little features, and that’s how an industry friend of mine got stuck with a 50 pound bag of gummy bears!
If you’re like me, high school and college were filled with low-budget pranks. With age, disposable income and a little more wisdom, those pranks are now epic. Next time you’re at your brother’s house, hang out with Alexa and order him a pallet of toilet paper, a banana slicer (read the reviews), a giant wall decal of a senior citizen using an inhaler, a Nic Cage pillowcase, a t-shirt of a cat riding a llamacorn with rainbows and UFOs, and…shall I go on? I could do this all day.
Need help with ideas and a good laugh? Just Google “funny things to buy on Amazon” and enjoy the vortex of wasted time.
So, the moral of the story is to turn off Alexa’s ordering features if you have kids or “helpful” family and friends. The technology might be fantastic, but it’s not human-proof! Here is a step-by-step tutorial by CNET explaining how to turn off the ordering feature - cnet.co/2B8Wywv.