Megan Neitzel couldn’t figure out why an expensive dollhouse as well as four pounds of sugar cookies were delivered to her Dallas home. She didn’t order either. Neither had her husband.
Then she talked to her 6-year-old daughter, Brooke.
Alexa is usually not a sister or imaginary friend, yet the voice-activated digital assistant in Amazon’s Echo Dot.
Brooke asked Alexa to “order me a dollhouse as well as cookies,” as well as that will’s just what Alexa did. A KidKraft Sparkle Mansion dollhouse, which costs about $170, as well as a tin of Royal Dansk sugar cookies soon arrived.
A check of Neitzel’s Amazon app confirmed the order was made after Brooke asked the digital gadget, “Can you play dollhouse with me as well as get me a dollhouse?”
Brooke then told Alexa, “I love you so much!”
These voice-activated digital assistants genuinely do make life easier. Maybe a little too easy.
So Neitzel made some adjustments. right now if anyone within the family tries to order something through Alexa, a four-digit code is usually required for purchases. She as well as her husband also have established rules on how their kids should interact with Alexa.
as well as Brooke won’t get to keep the dollhouse.
“the idea’s Christmastime. Let’s give the idea to someone who needs the idea,” Neitzel said. “(Brooke) agreed as well as we are narrowing down the choices of who she could like to give the idea to.”
The family’s already eaten several of the cookies, so at least Brooke gets to keep those.