We’ve never wanted to talk to Alexa so much…
In case you’ve been living under a rock, Amazon Echo is a hands-free speaker that you control with your voice. Not only can it tell you the news and weather, it can do way more useful things like order you takeaway pizza and play your favourite TØP playlist on repeat.
Now, thanks to the magic of the internet and some budding video editors with way too much time on their hands, the angels commonly referred to as Dan Howell and Phil Lester have been given their own Amazon makeovers. Suddenly the idea of Alexa listening to our every word and spying on us in our own homes doesn’t seem so bad.
Amazon Echo: AmazingPhil Version
We’re… we… what did we just watch? We reckon Phil would actually make a pretty good home assistant. With his cute, soft morning alarm noises and willingness to squeeze that teat – what’s not to love? We’d buy into a piece of his beam-forming technology any day. Wait, what?
Except for the parts where he wants to invert your eyelids or fill your bed with bees. That probably wouldn’t sell very well. Oh and you don’t have to yell at him, rude lady in the advert. Phil has sensitive ears, okay? Jeez. No lady door for you.
Amazon Echo: Daniel Howell Version
You’re lying if you tell us you don’t want to fill any room with these 360° immersive sounds. And as if Dan isn’t woke enough, just saying the wake word “Alexa” will have him ready at your beck and call.
Just imagine coming home from a long day and having him recite your “favourite rock music” Panic! or telling you depressing jokes about Sarah having no arms. Come to think of it, the idea of Dan having an existential crisis as Alexa and asking you to euthanise him might not go down too well with the technology developers. But who cares, we’d still buy three.
But there’s more…
Oh yeah. Trust the internet to take a good thing and run with it until your ears are bleeding. If we hear that little girl explain that when it first arrived from Amazon that she didn’t know what it was ONE MORE TIME… No, relax. Calm. Cool. It’s all just a bit of fun.
In case you fancy falling down a rabbit hole of Amazon Echo: YouTuber versions, we’ve made a playlist of our favourites. Now you can hear Shane Dawson, Jenna Marbles, iconic Vines, and your other favourites as Alexa. It’s a Christmas miracle.
Now let’s never speak of this again. Deal? Okay good.