It's even worse than it appears..
Monday May 30, 2022; 10:10 AM EDT
  • I want an Alexa device on the outdoor patio. #
  • The best setup I've come up with so far is:#
    • A nice Bluetooth speaker.#
    • An Android phone with the Alexa app installed and voice control enabled.#
  • It took me a few steps to arrive at this combo. Everything is battery powered and does its stuff with either Bluetooth or wifi, no need for a cell connection, at least not when you're near the house. #

Last update: Monday May 30, 2022; 9:27 PM EDT.

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