Amazon’s Echo speaker, and its digital assistant Alexa, have been a runaway hit with the public — but even more so with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.
In a new interview with Billboard, Bezos said that he will “dance into work if I have Echo and Alexa meetings on my schedule that day,” and revealed that at his house, every single room has its own Echo.
Here’s how Bezos described his Echo situation:
“I have slowly but relentlessly added an Echo or an Echo Dot into every room of my house, including the bathrooms. I started in my kitchen, and I just kept adding to another room, and was frustrated when I happened to be in the bathroom and couldn’t ask Alexa what the weather is or something. I think I’m a pioneer in that regard.”
That’s going to be a lot of Echos when Bezos moves into his new digs, a pair of mansions in the Kalorama section of Washington D.C., which Bezos reportedly plans to turn into a single-family home. The property totals 27,000 square feet, and closed for $23 million.
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Bezos also shared that one of the reasons Echo and Alexa have been such a success is that Amazon was working on them in secret, with a “couple thousand people,” for almost four years.
Additional reporting by Dennis Green.