Everyone's a critic, goes the saying, and Amazon has just felt the sharp end of one particular pen.
Echo, the company's intelligent voice control system and speaker, received its first major review and, well, it was less than stellar.
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CNET reviewer David Carnoy gave the device a thumbs up for its design and said that the speaker plays "Alexa's" voice loud and clear (Alexa is the name of the voice-activated system).
On the downside, the speaker doesn't sound great with music and doesn't currently have a battery option, so it must be plugged in at all times, Carnoy said