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音楽,映画,本,テレビ,長崎のことを好き勝手に日本語プラス英語で書いています。2017年に英検1級取得。Talking about Music, Films, Books, TV Programs, and Some Things in Nagasaki

使いこなせたら楽しいかも:スマートスピーカー「Echo Show 5」レビュー① It would be fun if I could make full use of it: Review of a smart speaker “Echo Show 5”


 It just happened by my mistake. A pair of speakers, which I connected to my laptop computer, somehow broke so I was searching for new ones on the internet and ended up finding this. They held a bargain sale and its price was quite reasonable, so I bought it without thinking about it.



 I was surprised that it was unexpectedly small. I tried to find an input jack with eager anticipation, but there was only an output jack. No wonder I couldn’t find it. That’s because it is an independent speaker, which was not designed to be connected to a music player or something like that. I was frustrated that it couldn’t do what I wanted it to do, but it was troublesome to return it so I decided to keep it.




  • iri
  • J-Pop
  • ¥255
  • provided courtesy of iTunes


Midnight Cruise

Midnight Cruise

  • WONK
  • R&B/ソウル
  • ¥204
  • provided courtesy of iTunes

  I’ve already signed up for Amazon Music, so I tried to play music with the speaker. I said, “Alexa, play J-pop songs released this week”, then it played them without any problems. I wanted to listen to iri’s songs, so I said, “Alexa, play iri’s songs”, but it tried to play enka, a sort of Japanese traditional ballad, that I don’t know at all, so I said, “Stop playing music”. I asked the same with clear articulation again and this time it played iri’s songs randomly. Then I said, “Alexa, play WONK’s songs”, but it tried to play Thelonious Monk’s tunes. I asked the same again, but this time it tried to play the songs by ONE OK ROCK, a Japanese rock band, I finally succeeded by saying, “WANK”.


 It seems difficult to make full use of the gadget, but I’m having fun with it now.

 To be continued.