The echo plus is a smart home speaker packing in Alexa voice controls. Alexa is constantly getting smarter and is always coming up with new features and skills. You can even ask Alexa to request an uber, order a pizza and much more as it has the ability to control compatible smart devices. Echo plus can hear you from any direction due to the noise cancellation, beam forming technology and the seven microphones built in. Connect to other echo devices hands free and just with your voice as well as call or message!