You can now say things like
Alexa, turn on the kitchen lights.
Alexa, turn on the coffee!
I tried out these very commands this morning. The results…? My life is now complete. The home automation scene NEEDED a device like this… an omni-directional speech recognition device that integrates to existing platforms. And now we have it. At least, the start of it. I would love to see Dropcam and Nest integration among other things.