Amazon has just unveiled ECHO and ECHO Plus smart speakers and ECHO Spot stylish Alarm Clock.
Both speakers connect with Alexa, a cloud based voice AI service. It can be used to play music, make calls, set timers or alarms etc. It can even reply to questions, check calender, traffic, sports scores etc.
The Echo and Echo plus, both feature seven microphones, beamforming technology and noise cancellation. They can even hear your voice from any direction, even when music is playing.
They are improved smart speakers with Dolby processing. They can deliver crisp vocals, extended bass and plays 360-degre audio. It’s microphones also allow one to make hands-free calls / messages instantly.
The ECHO Spot is stylish alarm clock with a 2.5-inch screen. It not only supports Alexa but can play videos from Amazon Video and much more. Streaming Wi-Music is also support, including from services like Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora etc.
Amazon ECHO (2nd Gen)
|Amazon ECHO Plus||Amazon ECHO Spot|
|148 x 88 x 88 mm||235 x 84 x 84 mm||104 x 97 x 91 mm|
|821 grams||954 grams||419 grams|
|Room Filling Sound with fabrics or finishes||Includes built-in Smart home hub||Stylish and Compact Echo with a screen|
|2.5-inch Woofer and 0.6-inch tweeter||2.5-inch Woofer and 0.8-inch tweeter||1.4-inch speaker|
|No screen||No screen||2.5-inch screen|
|Dual Speakers with room filling sound powered by Dolby||Dual Speakers with room-filling sound powered by Dolby||–|
|–||Built-in hub for simple setup of compatible smart home devices||–|
|Line out with 3.5mm cable or Bluetooth||Line out with 3.5mm cable or Bluetooth||Line out with 3.5mm cable or Bluetooth|
|Can Control Smart home devices||Can Control Smart home devices||Can Control Smart home devices|
|Dual Band Wi-Fi (2.4 and 5GHz), 802.11 a/b/g/n||Dual Band Wi-Fi (2.4 and 5GHz), 802.11 a/b/g/n||Dual Band Wi-Fi (2.4 and 5GHz), 802.11 a/b/g/n|
|–||–||3.5mm Audio output for use with external speakers
Come with built-in camera
The Amazon ECHO (2nd Gen) is priced at $99.99 and comes in Heather Gray Fabric, Charcoal Fabric, Oak Finish, Sand Stone Fabric, Silver Finish and Walnut Finish. it is up for pre-order at Amazon.com.
The Amazon ECHO Plus is priced at $149.99 and comes in White, Black and Silver colors. It is up for pre-order at Amazon.com.
The Amazon ECHO Spot is priced at $129.99 and comes in White and Black colors. It can be pre-order at Amazon.com as well.