I try to minimize phone pickups throughout the day— to limit inbound distraction—and voice assistants like Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, and Google’s Google can be great productivity partners. Amazon Echo is my personal choice; it helps me avoid distraction without missing need-to-know information. Request your calendar details, check a package delivery, scope out the weather, re-up on personal inventory, set a handsfree timer, control lights and music—the possibilities are virtually endless. And all completed through voice more quickly than a hands-on lookup.
Source: Ben Meer