I let Amazon's new Echo Look choose my clothes for a week - here's how it went
Amazon's Echo Look, a $199 hands-free camera and personal style assistant, went on sale to all customers today.
If you're anything like me, deciding what to wear can be a time-consuming task. Sometimes I try on five different outfits, tossing rejected items onto my desk chair and creating a daunting pile of clothes that I'll have to refold later. And after all that, I still don't always feel satisfied or comfortable in what I've chosen. So I was intrigued when I heard about Amazon's Echo Look- what the company refers to as a "style assistant."The Echo Look connects to Amazon's virtual assistant, Alexa, which means it has the same capabilities as other Echo products, but the style assistant is what sets the Look apart.
The Echo Look takes full-length photos or 6-second videos of your outfit, so you can create a catalog of "looks" and store those images in collections for future perusal on the accompanying app. Those collections can be separated by season, color, type of event, or any other categories you choose. This feature could be useful if your closet is so full of clothes you need help remembering what's in it, but for me, it seemed unnecessary.
I was more interested in the style-check feature, which compares photos of two different outfits and tells you which one looks better. To get a sense of how the Echo Look and app works, I let the Echo Look choose my outfits for a week. Here's how it went: