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Jeff Bezos’ kids combine Amazon Echo with Roomba: PHOTO



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  • Jeff Bezos shared a photo on Instagram of a creation
    his kids made: a MacGyver-esque combination of an iRobot Roomba
    and an Amazon Echo Plus. 
  • Unfortunately, the Roomba would work like this but the
    Echo Plus wouldn’t, as it’s not plugged into the wall.
  • Bezos was previously a strategic advisor to iRobot, the
    company that makes Roombas. 
  • Also, the Roomba pictured already has Alexa
    capabilities — and it costs $630 on Amazon.

Jeff Bezos’ children were so preoccupied with whether or not they
could build an Echo-Roomba hybrid, they didn’t stop to think if
they should. 

In a
post on Instagram
 showing an Amazon Echo Plus
haphazardly taped to an iRobot Roomba, Bezos, the CEO of Amazon,
showed off the creation his kids had made, adding “I have no
idea. #LifeWithFourKids.”

Ingenuity aside, the contraption unfortunately wouldn’t work as
the Echo Plus needs to be plugged into the wall to receive power.

Coincidentally though, the Roomba device that Bezos owns appears
to be the
Roomba 960
— a $630 cleaning device that already is
compatible with Alexa. 

It’s no secret that Bezos is a fan of Alexa and Echo devices,

as he once said
he will “dance into work if I have Echo
and Alexa meetings on my schedule that day,” and has an Echo
device in every room of his house. 

Bezos also has a connection to iRobot —
he previously served as a strategic advisor to the

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