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Amazon Echo Dot: Review Summary & Guide

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Introduction to Amazon Echo Dot

Despite the emergence of a cute-looking Google Home Mini, Amazon’s Echo Dot remains firmly entrenched as one of the most versatile smart home speakers on the market.

This smart device initiated a steady shift from a touch-oriented culture to a voice-activated one by bringing the barrier to entry so low.

Looking to get an amazing deal on a smart device? Is 20% discount good enough? How about 50%? Well, when you purchase the Amazon Echo Dot, you’re practically getting all the functionality of the Amazon Echo for around a third of the price. Tempted? Read the rest of our Amazon Echo Dot review below.

Amazon Echo Dot (2nd Generation), Black

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Features

  • Amazon Echo Dot is a hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses Alexa to play music, control smart home devices, provide information, read the news, set alarms and more
  • Connects to speakers or headphones through Bluetooth or 3.5 mm stereo cable to play music from Amazon Music, Spotify and TuneIn. Play music simultaneously across multiple Echo devices and speakers connected via cable with multi-room music (Available for Amazon Music and TuneIn. Bluetooth not supported)
  • Call or message anyone hands-free who also has an Echo device or the Alexa App. Also, quickly connect to other Echo devices in your home using just your voice
  • Controls lights, switches, TVs, thermostats and more with compatible connected devices from WeMo, Philips Hue, Sony, Hive, Netatmo, Nest, tado° and others
  • Hears you from across the room with 7 microphones for far-field hands-free voice control, even in noisy environments or while playing music

Amazon Echo Dot (2nd Generation), White

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Features

  • Amazon Echo Dot is a hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses Alexa to play music, control smart home devices, provide information, read the news, set alarms and more
  • Connects to speakers or headphones through Bluetooth or 3.5 mm stereo cable to play music from Amazon Music, Spotify and TuneIn. Play music simultaneously across multiple Echo devices and speakers connected via cable with multi-room music (Available for Amazon Music and TuneIn. Bluetooth not supported)
  • Call or message anyone hands-free who also has an Echo device or the Alexa App. Also, quickly connect to other Echo devices in your home using just your voice
  • Controls lights, switches, TVs, thermostats and more with compatible connected devices from WeMo, Philips Hue, Sony, Hive, Netatmo, Nest, tado° and others
  • Hears you from across the room with 7 microphones for far-field hands-free voice control, even in noisy environments or while playing music

Echo Dot (2nd Generation) - White

$49.99
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Features

  • Echo Dot (2nd Generation) is a hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses Alexa to play music, control smart home devices, make calls, send and receive messages, provide information, read the news, set music alarms, read audiobooks from Audible, control Amazon Video on Fire TV, and more
  • Connects to speakers or headphones through Bluetooth or 3.5 mm stereo cable to play music from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn. Play music simultaneously across Echo devices and speakers connected via cable with multi-room music.
  • Call or message almost anyone hands-free with your Echo device. Also, instantly connect to other Echo devices in your home using just your voice.
  • Controls lights, fans, TVs, switches, thermostats, garage doors, sprinklers, locks, and more with compatible connected devices from WeMo, Philips Hue, Sony, Samsung SmartThings, Nest, and others
  • Hears you from across the room with 7 far-field microphones for hands-free control, even in noisy environments or while playing music

Echo Dot (2nd Generation) - Black

$49.99
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Features

  • Echo Dot (2nd Generation) is a hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses Alexa to play music, control smart home devices, make calls, send and receive messages, provide information, read the news, set music alarms, read audiobooks from Audible, control Amazon Video on Fire TV, and more
  • Connects to speakers or headphones through Bluetooth or 3.5 mm stereo cable to play music from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn. Play music simultaneously across Echo devices and speakers connected via cable with multi-room music.
  • Call or message almost anyone hands-free with your Echo device. Also, instantly connect to other Echo devices in your home using just your voice.
  • Controls lights, fans, TVs, switches, thermostats, garage doors, sprinklers, locks, and more with compatible connected devices from WeMo, Philips Hue, Sony, Samsung SmartThings, Nest, and others
  • Hears you from across the room with 7 far-field microphones for hands-free control, even in noisy environments or while playing music

Echo Dot - Voice control your music, Get news, weather & more (Includes 1 Year Prime Membership worth ₹999) - Black

Rs. 4,099
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Features

  • Echo Dot is a hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses Alexa voice service to play music, set alarms and timers, check your calendar, weather and sports scores, manage to-do and shopping lists, control smart home devices, and more-instantly
  • Connects to speakers or headphones through Bluetooth or 3.5 mm stereo cable to play music from services like Amazon Prime Music, Saavn and TuneIn
  • Includes a built-in speaker so it can work on its own as a smart alarm clock in the bedroom, an assistant in the kitchen, or anywhere you might want a voice-controlled computer
  • With seven microphones, beam-forming technology, and noise cancellation, Echo Dot hears you from any direction-even in noisy environments or while playing music
  • Controls lights, plugs, and more with compatible connected devices from Philips, Syska and others

Product Description

Echo Dot is a hands-free, voice-controlled smart device for the home with a small built-in speaker. Dot connects to the Alexa Voice Service to play music, answer questions, provide information, news, sports scores, weather, and more - instantly.

Echo Dot - Voice control your music, Get news, weather & more (Includes 1 Year Prime Membership worth ₹999) - White

Rs. 4,099
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Features

  • Echo Dot is a hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses Alexa voice service to play music, set alarms and timers, check your calendar, weather and sports scores, manage to-do and shopping lists, control smart home devices, and more-instantly
  • Connects to speakers or headphones through Bluetooth or 3.5 mm stereo cable to play music from services like Amazon Prime Music, Saavn and TuneIn
  • Includes a built-in speaker so it can work on its own as a smart alarm clock in the bedroom, an assistant in the kitchen, or anywhere you might want a voice-controlled computer
  • With seven microphones, beam-forming technology, and noise cancellation, Echo Dot hears you from any direction-even in noisy environments or while playing music
  • Controls lights, switches, and more with compatible connected devices from Philips, Syska and others

Product Description

Echo Dot is a hands-free, voice-controlled smart device for the home with a small built-in speaker. Dot connects to the Alexa Voice Service to play music, answer questions, provide information, news, sports scores, weather, and more - instantly.

 

 

 

Design

One distinct feature of the Amazon Echo Dot is its portability. It is incredibly convenient to carry about and equally easy to use. Unlike the Amazon Echo which has a volume ring, the Amazon Echo Dot features two additional buttons to control the volume (a major flaw according to some pundits).

Another noticeable feature is its height. It is just 32mm tall; making it easy to tuck away. At the rear, there is a micro USB port which allows you connect the speaker to a power source. A 3.5mm port is equally present; allowing the Echo Dot to connect to an external speaker.

If you love your devices to come in different colors apart from the regular black and white, then you might be disappointed. This smart device comes in only two colors.

Performance

Be rest assured that the far-field voice recognition feature found in Echo is equally present in the Amazon Echo Dot. This smart speaker also boasts an improvement in the quality of sound produced as a result of the possible enhancement using an external speaker.

Its seven inbuilt microphone arrays allow Alexa to pick up voice commands from any location in the house, irrespective of the music coming from the speaker.

If you have multiple Echo Dot devices, the “Echo Spatial Perception” otherwise known as ‘Echolation’, allows the device detect where you are so that only the Dot closest to you will respond.

Captain Alexa

The most amazing thing about this smart device is the assistant’s incredible ability. When it comes to clocking in, Alexa can set timers, tell you the time, and wake you up with an alarm (talk about a smart speaker). Alexa can also tell you what your schedule for the day is based on the calendar you have connected; your itinerary, and the forecast of weather that day.

Even though Alexa has a myriad of data at her fingertips, this seemingly large volume, when compared to Google’s database, is child’s play. The implication is that Alexa might struggle to answer some of your questions, although this smart assistant will still express accurate understanding of the question posed.

Philips Hue, Nest, Honeywell, LIFX, and LightwaveRF are few tools compatible with the Amazon Echo Dot. Once it is connected, your wish is Alexa’s command, literally. Unlike other smart home gadgets, this smart speaker allows you to group items. For example, when you group a bedroom light into the bedroom group, home group, or downstairs group, you can turn off the bedroom lights and all the other lights will immediately go off. You can also adjust the brightness, color, scene, of your lights with your voice.

Other features include the ability to adjust the temperature, control your smart TV, heat your coffee using a smart plug, etc. basically, the essential characteristics a smart device affords you.

Summary

As of December 2017, Echo dot became the highest selling home speaker in the country, it surpassed its predecessor’s record and it drove Google and Apple home speakers home. Even though the exact number of sales was not released by Amazon, insiders claim it is the highest selling Amazon product at the moment.

Undoubtedly, it is a great product. The price point even makes it better. However, Amazon made a few concessions in order to make the entry point as low as possible. Overall, this is an amazing product, perhaps, a better replacement for the Amazon Echo.

Rating

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Amazon Echo Show: Review Summary & Guide

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Introduction to Amazon Echo Show

Described by many as a fun add-on, rather than a must-buy smart device. Nonetheless, this product provides value for money through the addition of a 7-inch touchscreen display.

The Amazon Echo Show is a smart gadget that boasts enhanced visuals along with a responsive voice features via the Alexa app, just like the regular Echo, Echo Plus and Dot models. And for the first time, the virtual voice assistant Alexa has a face.

Amazon Echo Show is equipped with functionality similar to Amazon Echo, however, it is enhanced with a screen, allowing you to get a visual of what you are doing. Getting this smart gadget is the first step towards achieving that smart home.

Introducing Echo Show - Black

£199.99
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Features

  • Echo Show brings you everything you love about Alexa, and now she can show you things. Watch video flash briefings, Amazon Video, see music lyrics, security cameras, photos, weather forecasts, to-do and shopping lists, browse and listen to Audible audiobooks, and more. All hands-free-just ask.
  • Introducing a new way to be together. Make hands-free video calls to friends and family who have an Echo Show or the Alexa App, and make voice calls to anyone who has an Echo device or the Alexa App.
  • See lyrics on-screen with Amazon Music. Just ask to play a song, artist or genre, and stream over Wi-Fi. Also, stream music on Spotify, TuneIn and RadioPlayer.
  • Powerful, room-filling speakers with Dolby processing for crisp vocals and extended bass response. Play your music simultaneously across multiple Echo devices in separate rooms with multi-room music (available for Amazon Music, TuneIn and Spotify. Bluetooth not supported).
  • Ask Alexa to show you the front door or monitor the baby's room with compatible cameras from Ring and more. Turn on lights, control thermostats and more with WeMo, Philips Hue, Hive, and other compatible smart home devices.

Introducing Echo Show - White

£199.99
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as of November 29, 2018 10:25

Features

  • Echo Show brings you everything you love about Alexa, and now she can show you things. Watch video flash briefings, Amazon Video, see music lyrics, security cameras, photos, weather forecasts, to-do and shopping lists, browse and listen to Audible audiobooks, and more. All hands-free-just ask.
  • Introducing a new way to be together. Make hands-free video calls to friends and family who have an Echo Show or the Alexa App, and make voice calls to anyone who has an Echo device or the Alexa App.
  • See lyrics on-screen with Amazon Music. Just ask to play a song, artist or genre, and stream over Wi-Fi. Also, stream music on Spotify, TuneIn and RadioPlayer.
  • Powerful, room-filling speakers with Dolby processing for crisp vocals and extended bass response. Play your music simultaneously across multiple Echo devices in separate rooms with multi-room music (available for Amazon Music, TuneIn and Spotify. Bluetooth not supported).
  • Ask Alexa to show you the front door or monitor the baby's room with compatible cameras from Ring and more. Turn on lights, control thermostats and more with WeMo, Philips Hue, Hive, and other compatible smart home devices.

Echo Show - Black

$149.99
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as of November 29, 2018 10:25

Features

  • Echo Show brings you everything you love about Alexa, and now she can show you things. Watch video flash briefings, Amazon Video content, see music lyrics, security cameras, photos, weather forecasts, to-do and shopping lists, browse and listen to Audible audiobooks, and more. All hands-free-just ask.
  • Call almost anyone hands-free, or make video calls to family and friends with an Echo Spot, Echo Show, or the Alexa App. Instantly connect to other Echo devices around your home.
  • See lyrics on-screen with Amazon Music. Just ask to play a song, artist or genre, and stream over Wi-Fi. Also, stream music on Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, and more.
  • Powerful, room-filling speakers with Dolby processing for crisp vocals and extended bass response. Play your music simultaneously across Echo devices with multi-room music (Bluetooth not supported).
  • Ask Alexa to show you the front door or monitor the baby's room with compatible cameras from Amazon and others. Turn on lights or the TV, set thermostats, control Amazon Video on Fire TV, and more with WeMo, Philips Hue, Sony, ecobee, and other compatible smart home devices.

Product Description

Voice responses from Alexa are now enhanced with visuals and optimized for visibility across the room. Call or message your family and friends that also have an Echo or the Alexa App, get the news with a video flash briefing, see your Prime Photos, shop with your voice, see lyrics with Amazon Music, browse and listen to Audible audiobooks, and more. All you have to do is ask. Echo Show has eight microphones and beamforming technology so it can hear you from across the room—even while music is playing. Echo Show is also an expertly tuned speaker that can fill any room with immersive audio powered by Dolby. When you want to use Echo Show, just say the wake word "Alexa" and Echo Show responds instantly. Make hands-free voice calls to any of your contacts, or video calls to friends and family who have an Echo Spot, Echo Show, or the Alexa App. When you're busy making dinner, just ask Alexa to place a call from your Echo Spot to anyone. You can also enable Drop In for when you want...

Echo Show - White

$149.99
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2 used from $ 124.15
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BUY
Amazon.com
as of November 29, 2018 10:25

Features

  • Echo Show brings you everything you love about Alexa, and now she can show you things. Watch video flash briefings, Amazon Video content, see music lyrics, security cameras, photos, weather forecasts, to-do and shopping lists, browse and listen to Audible audiobooks, and more. All hands-free-just ask.
  • Call almost anyone hands-free, or make video calls to family and friends with an Echo Spot, Echo Show, or the Alexa App. Instantly connect to other Echo devices around your home.
  • See lyrics on-screen with Amazon Music. Just ask to play a song, artist or genre, and stream over Wi-Fi. Also, stream music on Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, and more.
  • Powerful, room-filling speakers with Dolby processing for crisp vocals and extended bass response. Play your music simultaneously across Echo devices with multi-room music (Bluetooth not supported).
  • Ask Alexa to show you the front door or monitor the baby's room with compatible cameras from Amazon and others. Turn on lights or the TV, set thermostats, control Amazon Video on Fire TV, and more with WeMo, Philips Hue, Sony, ecobee, and other compatible smart home devices.

Product Description

Voice responses from Alexa are now enhanced with visuals and optimized for visibility across the room. Call or message your family and friends that also have an Echo or the Alexa App, get the news with a video flash briefing, see your Prime Photos, shop with your voice, see lyrics with Amazon Music, browse and listen to Audible audiobooks, and more. All you have to do is ask. Echo Show has eight microphones and beamforming technology so it can hear you from across the room—even while music is playing. Echo Show is also an expertly tuned speaker that can fill any room with immersive audio powered by Dolby. When you want to use Echo Show, just say the wake word "Alexa" and Echo Show responds instantly. Make hands-free voice calls to any of your contacts, or video calls to friends and family who have an Echo Spot, Echo Show, or the Alexa App. When you're busy making dinner, just ask Alexa to place a call from your Echo Spot to anyone. You can also enable Drop In for when you want...

Stand for Echo Show, YoFeW Full Aluminum Stand Mount for Amazon Echo Show 360 Rotatable Metal Base Protector Accessories for Amazon Show with Precision Bearings, Black

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Features

  • Full 360 rotation designed: There are precision double bearings structure in the middle of each show stand, make it more flexible and effortless to 360 degree rotate your echo show. This base makes it easier to move the amazon show from one place to another. (Note: the amazon echo show in picture is not included, just a props )
  • Solid Body with Highlight Polished Craft: This amazon show stand is constructed of premium aluminum alloy with refined polishing, enhances additional stability and protects your show from being dropped & water damage. The highlight polished edges add stylish & shining decoration to your amazon show.
  • Fits Amazon Echo Show Perfectly: Customized stand for your echo show, every detail is just right to fit amazon show perfectly. The semi-circle hole on the back is specially designed for easier cable access, no need to unplug the cable every time you move it.
  • Non-Scratch Solution: the non-slip pad on bottom prevents slipping, and scratching other furniture surface. The full sleek finish on every single edge heads of mount for intimate protection from scratching you and your amazon show, is a prefect echo show accessories.
  • 100% Guaranteed Customer Satisfaction: We offer 18 months' warranty and lifetime friendly and professional after-sale customer service. Please feel free to contact us for any problems, we are here to help your in 24 hours.

Product Description

YoFeW Full Aluminum Highly Polished Protection Stand Holder Mount for Amazon Echo Show Enhanced Stability Avoiding Accidental Knock-over The stand for echo show gives your Alexa a much better stance to prevent from being knocked over, especially when placed at the edges of platforms. Perfect Protection from Water Damage For those who like watching videos in kitchen, or other places of easy access to water, this holder for alexa echo show helps you to avoid water damage. 360 Degree Rock Amazon Echo Show It's probably hard for you to turn the heavy echo show (42.3 oz) around to adjust a comfortable viewing angle when using video calls and watching videos, now you can rotate it randomly so that you can aim the best screen view. Hollow Design for Easier Moving It's a frequently needs for us to move the Amazon Echo Show around, the hollow design in the middle part adds perfect handles for easier operating. The Rubber Trip Avoiding Scratching A rubber strip is thoughtfully...

 

Introducing Echo Show - Black

£199.99
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Free shipping
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Amazon.co.uk
as of November 29, 2018 10:25

Features

  • Echo Show brings you everything you love about Alexa, and now she can show you things. Watch video flash briefings, Amazon Video, see music lyrics, security cameras, photos, weather forecasts, to-do and shopping lists, browse and listen to Audible audiobooks, and more. All hands-free-just ask.
  • Introducing a new way to be together. Make hands-free video calls to friends and family who have an Echo Show or the Alexa App, and make voice calls to anyone who has an Echo device or the Alexa App.
  • See lyrics on-screen with Amazon Music. Just ask to play a song, artist or genre, and stream over Wi-Fi. Also, stream music on Spotify, TuneIn and RadioPlayer.
  • Powerful, room-filling speakers with Dolby processing for crisp vocals and extended bass response. Play your music simultaneously across multiple Echo devices in separate rooms with multi-room music (available for Amazon Music, TuneIn and Spotify. Bluetooth not supported).
  • Ask Alexa to show you the front door or monitor the baby's room with compatible cameras from Ring and more. Turn on lights, control thermostats and more with WeMo, Philips Hue, Hive, and other compatible smart home devices.

Introducing Echo Show - White

£199.99
1 new from £199.99
Free shipping
BUY
Amazon.co.uk
as of November 29, 2018 10:25

Features

  • Echo Show brings you everything you love about Alexa, and now she can show you things. Watch video flash briefings, Amazon Video, see music lyrics, security cameras, photos, weather forecasts, to-do and shopping lists, browse and listen to Audible audiobooks, and more. All hands-free-just ask.
  • Introducing a new way to be together. Make hands-free video calls to friends and family who have an Echo Show or the Alexa App, and make voice calls to anyone who has an Echo device or the Alexa App.
  • See lyrics on-screen with Amazon Music. Just ask to play a song, artist or genre, and stream over Wi-Fi. Also, stream music on Spotify, TuneIn and RadioPlayer.
  • Powerful, room-filling speakers with Dolby processing for crisp vocals and extended bass response. Play your music simultaneously across multiple Echo devices in separate rooms with multi-room music (available for Amazon Music, TuneIn and Spotify. Bluetooth not supported).
  • Ask Alexa to show you the front door or monitor the baby's room with compatible cameras from Ring and more. Turn on lights, control thermostats and more with WeMo, Philips Hue, Hive, and other compatible smart home devices.

 

Stand for Echo Show, YoFeW Full Aluminum Stand Mount for Amazon Echo Show 360 Rotatable Metal Base Protector Accessories for Amazon Show with Precision Bearings, Black

$69.99
$49.99
1 new from $49.99
Free shipping
BUY
Amazon.com
as of November 29, 2018 10:25

Features

  • Full 360 rotation designed: There are precision double bearings structure in the middle of each show stand, make it more flexible and effortless to 360 degree rotate your echo show. This base makes it easier to move the amazon show from one place to another. (Note: the amazon echo show in picture is not included, just a props )
  • Solid Body with Highlight Polished Craft: This amazon show stand is constructed of premium aluminum alloy with refined polishing, enhances additional stability and protects your show from being dropped & water damage. The highlight polished edges add stylish & shining decoration to your amazon show.
  • Fits Amazon Echo Show Perfectly: Customized stand for your echo show, every detail is just right to fit amazon show perfectly. The semi-circle hole on the back is specially designed for easier cable access, no need to unplug the cable every time you move it.
  • Non-Scratch Solution: the non-slip pad on bottom prevents slipping, and scratching other furniture surface. The full sleek finish on every single edge heads of mount for intimate protection from scratching you and your amazon show, is a prefect echo show accessories.
  • 100% Guaranteed Customer Satisfaction: We offer 18 months' warranty and lifetime friendly and professional after-sale customer service. Please feel free to contact us for any problems, we are here to help your in 24 hours.

Product Description

YoFeW Full Aluminum Highly Polished Protection Stand Holder Mount for Amazon Echo Show Enhanced Stability Avoiding Accidental Knock-over The stand for echo show gives your Alexa a much better stance to prevent from being knocked over, especially when placed at the edges of platforms. Perfect Protection from Water Damage For those who like watching videos in kitchen, or other places of easy access to water, this holder for alexa echo show helps you to avoid water damage. 360 Degree Rock Amazon Echo Show It's probably hard for you to turn the heavy echo show (42.3 oz) around to adjust a comfortable viewing angle when using video calls and watching videos, now you can rotate it randomly so that you can aim the best screen view. Hollow Design for Easier Moving It's a frequently needs for us to move the Amazon Echo Show around, the hollow design in the middle part adds perfect handles for easier operating. The Rubber Trip Avoiding Scratching A rubber strip is thoughtfully...

 

Design

Unlike the conventional Amazon Echo, this smart digital gadget comes in various shapes and shades which fit conveniently into any space. You can make use of your smart device in your kitchen, living room, and even the bedroom. Sadly, this design doesn’t earn any accolade. In fact, it ranks as one of the most hideous smart devices in its price range.

Equipped with a 7-inch touchscreen and a 5-megapixel camera for taking pictures and making video calls, this smart device finds functionality almost everywhere. The Echo Show also has an exciting array of 8 far-field microphones located at the top of the speaker. This makes the Amazon Echo Show perfect for picking up voice commands from anywhere across the room.

Its screen displays tips on how to use the Alexa app. This smart device also allows you find trending topics or news articles on the web. More so, Alexa reads the content to you via its speaker. It is also equipped with Bluetooth, enabling you to access your playlist from either your Android phone or Apple device.

The set of commands on the Alexa app are called “Skills” and there are about 15,000 or more Skills. New skills are added as it adapts to its user’s vocabulary style since it is connected online. Speaking of online, its constant connection and use require it to be positioned on a shelf with a power socket readily available.

Performance

Amazon Echo view is appealing to the convenience of its users due to its simplifying features. You can make hands-free calls with any other user of the Alexa Echo app. You can also shop online solely with voice commands, view pictures on the web (7-inch touchscreen, don’t forget), play videos or movie trailers online, etc.

The speakers on the Amazon Echo Show are powered by Dolby and this enhances the sound produced, giving it a crisp, clear tone. Echo Show can also connect to Spotify, Pandora, and TuneIn. Interestingly, using the camera on your gate or door, you can see what’s happening outside too.

As earlier mentioned, Alexa is the perfect definition of a smart student, constantly learning your idiosyncrasies and applying that new knowledge when interacting with you. The potential skill set of this smart device is endless, and this is one inherent advantage of constant connection to the internet.

Setup

The process of setting up Echo View is not difficult especially when you have used previous Amazon smart gadgets. Install the Alexa app on your Smartphone and follow the prompt displayed on your screen. You should easily set up the connectivity this way.

Flaws

Amazon Echo Show speaker, though an astounding upgrade from prior Amazon smart devices, is not on par with similar smart gadgets in the market. One major flaw is the insipid design. The heavy reliance on third-party apps like Spotify and TuneIn is another turnoff.

Another fatal flaw in this smart speaker is its low-resolution screen. An incredible disappointment, considering the price.

Summary

Amazon Echo Show is capable of doing everything a conventional Echo smart device can do but its touchscreen adds visual flair. The concept of displaying instructions also improves usability greatly. Even though Amazon Echo Show is not yet there, we can make do with it for now.

With over 100 devices compatible with Alexa, the Amazon Echo Plus points a smart home user towards having the ideal home. The ZigBee functionality and free Phillip Hue light bulb also improve the consumer’s experience.

In conclusion, the Amazon Echo Plus is more than a smart speaker, it is a virtual machine with a plethora of impressive qualities. However, if all you need is a speaker to play your songs, this smart device might not be a good fit for you.

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Amazon Echo Plus: Review Summary & Guide

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Introduction to Amazon Echo Plus

 

This is a new addition from the stables of Amazon and it is exquisitely tailored for flexibility and control. This device has a hands free speaker that can be activated and managed using your voice. A critical review of this smart device reveals the only outstanding feature; its built-in ZigBee hub functionality.

It can be connected to Alexa; Amazon’s indefatigable voice assistant, to carry out tasks like making calls, surfing the web, streaming music, getting updates on news, sports, and the weather forecast, etc. This is, perhaps, that smart device you always longed for to actualize your dream of a smart home.

Introducing Echo Plus – With built-in smart home hub (Black)

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Features

  • Echo Plus is a simple way to start your smart home. It has a built-in ZigBee smart home hub, which allows for simple and direct setup of compatible ZigBee lights, plugs and more from brands including Philips Hue, Hive and more. No additional hub required.
  • Echo Plus connects to Alexa-a cloud-based voice service-to play music, make calls, set timers and alarms, ask questions, check traffic and weather, and more-just ask.
  • Just ask for a song, artist or genre from Amazon Music, Spotify, TuneIn and more. With multi-room music, you can play music on Echo devices in different rooms, available for Amazon Music, TuneIn and Spotify; Bluetooth not supported. Echo can also play audiobooks, radio stations, news briefings and more.
  • Call or message anyone hands-free who also has an Echo device or the Alexa App. Also, quickly connect to other Echo devices in your home using just your voice.
  • Improved speakers with Dolby processing deliver crisp vocals and extended bass to fill the room with immersive, 360° audio.

Introducing Echo Plus – With built-in smart home hub (Black) – Includes Philips Hue White E27 Edison Screw Light Bulb

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  • Echo Plus is a simple way to start your smart home. It has a built-in ZigBee smart home hub, which allows for simple and direct setup of compatible ZigBee lights, plugs and more from brands including Philips Hue, Hive and more. No additional hub required.
  • Echo Plus connects to Alexa-a cloud-based voice service-to play music, make calls, set timers and alarms, ask questions, check traffic and weather, and more-just ask.
  • Just ask for a song, artist or genre from Amazon Music, Spotify, TuneIn and more. With multi-room music, you can play music on Echo devices in different rooms, available for Amazon Music, TuneIn and Spotify; Bluetooth not supported. Echo can also play audiobooks, radio stations, news briefings and more.
  • Call or message anyone hands-free who also has an Echo device or the Alexa App. Also, quickly connect to other Echo devices in your home using just your voice.
  • Improved speakers with Dolby processing deliver crisp vocals and extended bass to fill the room with immersive, 360° audio.

Introducing Echo Plus – With built-in smart home hub (Silver)


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Features

  • Echo Plus is a simple way to start your smart home. It has a built-in ZigBee smart home hub, which allows for simple and direct setup of compatible ZigBee lights, plugs and more from brands including Philips Hue, Hive and more. No additional hub required.
  • Echo Plus connects to Alexa-a cloud-based voice service-to play music, make calls, set timers and alarms, ask questions, check traffic and weather, and more-just ask.
  • Just ask for a song, artist or genre from Amazon Music, Spotify, TuneIn and more. With multi-room music, you can play music on Echo devices in different rooms, available for Amazon Music, TuneIn and Spotify; Bluetooth not supported. Echo can also play audiobooks, radio stations, news briefings and more.
  • Call or message anyone hands-free who also has an Echo device or the Alexa App. Also, quickly connect to other Echo devices in your home using just your voice.
  • Improved speakers with Dolby processing deliver crisp vocals and extended bass to fill the room with immersive, 360° audio.

Echo Plus with built-in Hub – Silver + Philips Hue Bulb included

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Features

  • Echo Plus is a simple way to start your smart home. It has a built-in ZigBee smart home hub, which allows for simple and direct setup of compatible ZigBee lights, locks, plugs, and in-wall switches from brands like Philips Hue, GE, and Yale. No additional hub required.
  • Echo Plus connects to Alexa-a cloud-based voice service-to play music, make calls, set timers and music alarms, ask questions, check traffic and weather, and more-instantly.
  • Just ask for a song, artist, or genre from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, and more. With multi-room music, you can play music on your Echo devices in different rooms. Echo Plus can also play audiobooks, radio stations, news briefs, and more.
  • Call or message almost anyone hands-free with your Echo device. Also, instantly connect to other Echo devices in your home using just your voice.
  • Improved speakers with Dolby processing deliver crisp vocals and extended bass to fill the room with immersive, 360° audio

Product Description

Echo Plus is a hands-free speaker you control with your voice, with a built-in smart home hub. It connects to the Alexa Voice Service to play music, ask questions, make calls, provide information, news, sports scores, weather, and more—instantly. All you have to do is ask. Echo Plus has 360° room-filling sound, and can hear you from across the room from any direction. It is always getting smarter as Alexa continues to add additional features. With a built-in smart home hub and simple setup for compatible connected devices, starting your smart home or integrating into your existing system is now easier than ever. Echo Plus has a built-in hub that seamlessly connects and controls compatible smart devices such as light bulbs, door locks, switches, and plugs. Setting up new smart home devices with Alexa is easy. Just say "Alexa, discover my devices" and Echo Plus will discover and set up compatible smart home devices. Switch on the lamp before getting out of bed or turn on the...

Echo Plus with built-in Hub – Black + Philips Hue Bulb included

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Features

  • Echo Plus is a simple way to start your smart home. It has a built-in ZigBee smart home hub, which allows for simple and direct setup of compatible ZigBee lights, locks, plugs, and in-wall switches from brands like Philips Hue, GE, and Yale. No additional hub required.
  • Echo Plus connects to Alexa-a cloud-based voice service-to play music, make calls, set timers and music alarms, ask questions, check traffic and weather, and more-instantly.
  • Just ask for a song, artist, or genre from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, and more. With multi-room music, you can play music on your Echo devices in different rooms. Echo Plus can also play audiobooks, radio stations, news briefs, and more.
  • Call or message almost anyone hands-free with your Echo device. Also, instantly connect to other Echo devices in your home using just your voice.
  • Improved speakers with Dolby processing deliver crisp vocals and extended bass to fill the room with immersive, 360° audio

Product Description

Echo Plus is a hands-free speaker you control with your voice, with a built-in smart home hub. It connects to the Alexa Voice Service to play music, ask questions, make calls, provide information, news, sports scores, weather, and more—instantly. All you have to do is ask. Echo Plus has 360° room-filling sound, and can hear you from across the room from any direction. It is always getting smarter as Alexa continues to add additional features. With a built-in smart home hub and simple setup for compatible connected devices, starting your smart home or integrating into your existing system is now easier than ever. Echo Plus has a built-in hub that seamlessly connects and controls compatible smart devices such as light bulbs, door locks, switches, and plugs. Setting up new smart home devices with Alexa is easy. Just say "Alexa, discover my devices" and Echo Plus will discover and set up compatible smart home devices. Switch on the lamp before getting out of bed or turn on the...

Echo Plus with built in smart home hub - Voice control your music, Get news, weather & more, Powered by Dolby (Includes 1 Year Prime Membership worth ₹999) - Black

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Features

  • Echo Plus connects to Alexa-a cloud-based voice service-to play music, set alarms and timers, provide information, check your calendar, weather, sports scores, manage to-do and shopping lists, control smart home devices, and more - instantly
  • Alexa can control your compatible smart lights, plugs and more. Directly set up devices from Philips Hue without the need for a separate smart hub. Just ask Alexa to discover your connected devices
  • Just ask for a song, artist, or genre and it can play music from services like Amazon Prime Music, Saavn and TuneIn
  • Powerful speakers that fill the room with immersive, 360° omnidirectional audio, and deliver crisp vocals and dynamic bass response
  • With seven microphones, beam-forming technology, and noise cancellation, Echo hears you from any direction- even in noisy environments or while playing music

Product Description

What is Echo Plus? Echo Plus is a hands-free speaker you control with your voice, with a built-in smart home hub. It connects to the Alexa Voice Service to play music, answer questions, provide information, news, sports scores, weather, and more - instantly. All you have to do is ask.

 

Introducing Echo Plus – With built-in smart home hub (Black)

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Features

  • Echo Plus is a simple way to start your smart home. It has a built-in ZigBee smart home hub, which allows for simple and direct setup of compatible ZigBee lights, plugs and more from brands including Philips Hue, Hive and more. No additional hub required.
  • Echo Plus connects to Alexa-a cloud-based voice service-to play music, make calls, set timers and alarms, ask questions, check traffic and weather, and more-just ask.
  • Just ask for a song, artist or genre from Amazon Music, Spotify, TuneIn and more. With multi-room music, you can play music on Echo devices in different rooms, available for Amazon Music, TuneIn and Spotify; Bluetooth not supported. Echo can also play audiobooks, radio stations, news briefings and more.
  • Call or message anyone hands-free who also has an Echo device or the Alexa App. Also, quickly connect to other Echo devices in your home using just your voice.
  • Improved speakers with Dolby processing deliver crisp vocals and extended bass to fill the room with immersive, 360° audio.

Introducing Echo Plus – With built-in smart home hub (Black) – Includes Philips Hue White E27 Edison Screw Light Bulb

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Features

  • Echo Plus is a simple way to start your smart home. It has a built-in ZigBee smart home hub, which allows for simple and direct setup of compatible ZigBee lights, plugs and more from brands including Philips Hue, Hive and more. No additional hub required.
  • Echo Plus connects to Alexa-a cloud-based voice service-to play music, make calls, set timers and alarms, ask questions, check traffic and weather, and more-just ask.
  • Just ask for a song, artist or genre from Amazon Music, Spotify, TuneIn and more. With multi-room music, you can play music on Echo devices in different rooms, available for Amazon Music, TuneIn and Spotify; Bluetooth not supported. Echo can also play audiobooks, radio stations, news briefings and more.
  • Call or message anyone hands-free who also has an Echo device or the Alexa App. Also, quickly connect to other Echo devices in your home using just your voice.
  • Improved speakers with Dolby processing deliver crisp vocals and extended bass to fill the room with immersive, 360° audio.

Introducing Echo Plus – With built-in smart home hub (Silver)


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Features

  • Echo Plus is a simple way to start your smart home. It has a built-in ZigBee smart home hub, which allows for simple and direct setup of compatible ZigBee lights, plugs and more from brands including Philips Hue, Hive and more. No additional hub required.
  • Echo Plus connects to Alexa-a cloud-based voice service-to play music, make calls, set timers and alarms, ask questions, check traffic and weather, and more-just ask.
  • Just ask for a song, artist or genre from Amazon Music, Spotify, TuneIn and more. With multi-room music, you can play music on Echo devices in different rooms, available for Amazon Music, TuneIn and Spotify; Bluetooth not supported. Echo can also play audiobooks, radio stations, news briefings and more.
  • Call or message anyone hands-free who also has an Echo device or the Alexa App. Also, quickly connect to other Echo devices in your home using just your voice.
  • Improved speakers with Dolby processing deliver crisp vocals and extended bass to fill the room with immersive, 360° audio.

 

 

Design

Amazon Echo Plus retains the conventional cylindrical look from prior models. The black, white, and silver colors are defined by the 235mm height, 84mm width, and it weighs 2.1 pounds. This smart speaker is regarded as a masterpiece by some, while other pundits feel there’s a lot to be done.

This smart device has a metallic speaker grille with dotted designs spanning the halfway mark of the speaker.  At the upper edge is an LED indicator which provides information on the volume levels or listening modes. It also helps you identify if there is any connectivity issue.

Tired of speaking to a machine? The Amazon Echo Plus has two buttons positioned at the top end of the device; one is for muting the mic and the other one is to activate “Alexa” without using voice command.

Built with a 3.5mm jack, the Echo Plus is also able to connect to external speakers either through hardwire or Bluetooth

Features

With a ZigBee smart home hub built in, you can connect smart-home devices, such as the Smart Philip Hue lights or a smart lock directly to the Echo Plus, without having to install a bridge or third-party smart home hub.

The Alexa app also allows you create a schedule for the lights to automatically turn on and off. This can also be done by giving Alexa a voice command.

With over 15,000 voice-activated functions referred to as “Skills”, you can conveniently hold a conversation with this smart device. Alexa can play music from Amazon’s owned music player app or through other third-party music stores like Spotify.  You can also ask random questions and the device will attempt to provide a decent answer.

The Echo Plus comes with two new added functions. The Alexa app is now able to scan your contacts book to find email addresses associated with Amazon Echo devices that have enabled calls. This makes the process of contacting a friend or relative relatively easier (pun intended). All you have to do is give Alexa a voice command to make that call.

You can also create custom words or phrases for Alexa to trigger “routines” or schedule a number of assigned tasks to be carried out at once. For example, a “Good morning Alexa” command could be created which, when said, triggers Alexa to turn on the lights, give traffic updates, play a preselected song from your preferred music app, read newspaper headlines and control other smart home devices.

Sound

This is the main purpose of the smart device, right? It is a smart speaker with a 2.5-inch downward-firing woofer and 0.8-inch tweeter powered by Dolby, the sound it gives off is undoubtedly impressive.

The Amazon Echo Plus sounds a little sharper and produces sounds with more bass effects. When the volume is within the low to medium range, it produces crisp sounds, however, when the volume is increased, the sound quality suffers distortion.

The LED light ring at the top of the device gives a blue glow whenever Alexa is listening to your voice or processing a command and with its impressive array of seven inter-connected microphones, Alexa can hear you from anywhere in the room even when music is in play.

Summary

 

With over 100 devices compatible with Alexa, the Amazon Echo Plus points a smart home user towards having the ideal home. The ZigBee functionality and free Phillip Hue light bulb also improve the consumer’s experience.

In conclusion, the Amazon Echo Plus is more than a smart speaker, it is a virtual machine with a plethora of impressive qualities. However, if all you need is a speaker to play your songs, this smart device might not be a good fit for you.

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Amazon Echo (2017 / 2nd Gen): Review Summary & Guide

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Introduction to Amazon Echo

Amazon just redefined the concept of smart devices with its new Echo speaker. With a wide range of ‘skills’ which include controlling home appliances, creating to-do lists, and even ordering a pizza (yes!), we can rightly rank this smart speaker up there.

Users heartily laud the improvements seen in Alexa, especially as regards its responsiveness. There’s no button to activate actions so ‘Alexa’, ‘Echo’, ‘Amazon’ and ‘Computer’ are trigger words you can use. Generally, Alexa gives a more natural and forthcoming aura, unlike other conventional voice assistants. Let’s get down to the basics.

All-new Amazon Echo (2nd generation), Charcoal Fabric

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Features

  • Amazon Echo connects to Alexa-a cloud-based voice service-to play music, make calls, set alarms and timers, ask questions, check your calendar, weather, traffic and sports scores, manage to-do and shopping lists, control compatible smart home devices, and more.
  • Just ask for a song, artist or genre from Amazon Music, Spotify, TuneIn and more. With multi-room music, you can play music on Echo devices in different rooms, available for Amazon Music, TuneIn and Spotify; Bluetooth not supported. Echo can also play audiobooks, radio stations, news briefings and more.
  • Call or message anyone hands-free who also has an Echo device or the Alexa App. Also, quickly connect to other Echo devices in your home using just your voice.
  • New speaker with Dolby processing that fills the room with immersive, 360° omnidirectional audio, and delivers crisp vocals, deep bass, and clear highs at louder volumes.
  • With seven microphones, beam-forming technology and noise cancellation, Echo hears you from any direction-even while music is playing.

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Features

  • Amazon Echo connects to Alexa-a cloud-based voice service-to play music, make calls, set alarms and timers, ask questions, check your calendar, weather, traffic and sports scores, manage to-do and shopping lists, control compatible smart home devices, and more.
  • Just ask for a song, artist or genre from Amazon Music, Spotify, TuneIn and more. With multi-room music, you can play music on Echo devices in different rooms, available for Amazon Music, TuneIn and Spotify; Bluetooth not supported. Echo can also play audiobooks, radio stations, news briefings and more.
  • Call or message anyone hands-free who also has an Echo device or the Alexa App. Also, quickly connect to other Echo devices in your home using just your voice.
  • New speaker with Dolby processing that fills the room with immersive, 360° omnidirectional audio, and delivers crisp vocals, deep bass, and clear highs at louder volumes.
  • With seven microphones, beam-forming technology and noise cancellation, Echo hears you from any direction-even while music is playing.

Amazon Echo Dot (2nd Generation), Black

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Features

  • Amazon Echo Dot is a hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses Alexa to play music, control smart home devices, provide information, read the news, set alarms and more
  • Connects to speakers or headphones through Bluetooth or 3.5 mm stereo cable to play music from Amazon Music, Spotify and TuneIn. Play music simultaneously across multiple Echo devices and speakers connected via cable with multi-room music (Available for Amazon Music and TuneIn. Bluetooth not supported)
  • Call or message anyone hands-free who also has an Echo device or the Alexa App. Also, quickly connect to other Echo devices in your home using just your voice
  • Controls lights, switches, TVs, thermostats and more with compatible connected devices from WeMo, Philips Hue, Sony, Hive, Netatmo, Nest, tado° and others
  • Hears you from across the room with 7 microphones for far-field hands-free voice control, even in noisy environments or while playing music

Echo (2nd Generation) with improved sound, powered by Dolby, and a new design – Charcoal Fabric

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Features

  • All-new Echo (2nd Gen) has a new speaker, new design, and is available in a range of styles including fabrics and wood veneers. Echo connects to Alexa to play music, make calls, set music alarms and timers, ask questions, control smart home devices, and more-instantly.
  • Just ask for a song, artist, or genre from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, and more. With multi-room music, you can play music on compatible Echo devices in different rooms. Echo can also play audiobooks, radio stations, news briefs, and more.
  • Call or message almost anyone hands-free with your Echo device. Also, instantly connect to other Echo devices in your home using just your voice.
  • New speaker, now with Dolby processing for crisp vocals and dynamic bass response. Echo can fill the room with 360° omnidirectional audio.
  • With seven microphones, beamforming technology, and noise cancellation, Echo hears you from any direction-even while music is playing

Product Description

Amazon Echo is a hands-free speaker you control with your voice. Echo connects to the Alexa Voice Service to play music, ask questions, make calls, send and receive messages, provide information, news, sports scores, weather, and more—instantly. All you have to do is ask. Echo is also an expertly tuned speaker that can fill any room with immersive sound. It has seven microphones and beamforming technology so it can hear you from across the room — even while music is playing. When you want to use Echo, just say the wake word “Alexa” and Echo responds instantly. The 2nd generation Echo has a 2.5” downward-firing woofer and 0.6” tweeter to deliver crisp vocals and dynamic bass throughout the room. You can play music from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, and more. With Amazon Music, you can search by lyrics, time-period, or let Alexa pick the music for you. You can also listen to audiobooks from Audible, podcasts, radio stations, news briefs, and more. Want...

Echo (2nd Generation) with improved sound, powered by Dolby, and a new design – Heather Gray Fabric

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Features

  • All-new Echo (2nd Gen) has a new speaker, new design, and is available in a range of styles including fabrics and wood veneers. Echo connects to Alexa to play music, make calls, set music alarms and timers, ask questions, control smart home devices, and more-instantly.
  • Just ask for a song, artist, or genre from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, and more. With multi-room music, you can play music on compatible Echo devices in different rooms. Echo can also play audiobooks, radio stations, news briefs, and more.
  • Call or message almost anyone hands-free with your Echo device. Also, instantly connect to other Echo devices in your home using just your voice.
  • New speaker, now with Dolby processing for crisp vocals and dynamic bass response. Echo can fill the room with 360° omnidirectional audio.
  • With seven microphones, beamforming technology, and noise cancellation, Echo hears you from any direction-even while music is playing

Product Description

Amazon Echo is a hands-free speaker you control with your voice. Echo connects to the Alexa Voice Service to play music, ask questions, make calls, send and receive messages, provide information, news, sports scores, weather, and more—instantly. All you have to do is ask. Echo is also an expertly tuned speaker that can fill any room with immersive sound. It has seven microphones and beamforming technology so it can hear you from across the room — even while music is playing. When you want to use Echo, just say the wake word “Alexa” and Echo responds instantly. The 2nd generation Echo has a 2.5” downward-firing woofer and 0.6” tweeter to deliver crisp vocals and dynamic bass throughout the room. You can play music from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, and more. With Amazon Music, you can search by lyrics, time-period, or let Alexa pick the music for you. You can also listen to audiobooks from Audible, podcasts, radio stations, news briefs, and more. Want...

Echo (2nd Generation) with improved sound, powered by Dolby, and a new design – Sandstone Fabric

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Features

  • All-new Echo (2nd Gen) has a new speaker, new design, and is available in a range of styles including fabrics and wood veneers. Echo connects to Alexa to play music, make calls, set music alarms and timers, ask questions, control smart home devices, and more-instantly.
  • Just ask for a song, artist, or genre from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, and more. With multi-room music, you can play music on compatible Echo devices in different rooms. Echo can also play audiobooks, radio stations, news briefs, and more.
  • Call or message almost anyone hands-free with your Echo device. Also, instantly connect to other Echo devices in your home using just your voice.
  • New speaker, now with Dolby processing for crisp vocals and dynamic bass response. Echo can fill the room with 360° omnidirectional audio.
  • With seven microphones, beamforming technology, and noise cancellation, Echo hears you from any direction-even while music is playing

Product Description

Amazon Echo is a hands-free speaker you control with your voice. Echo connects to the Alexa Voice Service to play music, ask questions, make calls, send and receive messages, provide information, news, sports scores, weather, and more—instantly. All you have to do is ask. Echo is also an expertly tuned speaker that can fill any room with immersive sound. It has seven microphones and beamforming technology so it can hear you from across the room — even while music is playing. When you want to use Echo, just say the wake word “Alexa” and Echo responds instantly. The 2nd generation Echo has a 2.5” downward-firing woofer and 0.6” tweeter to deliver crisp vocals and dynamic bass throughout the room. You can play music from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, and more. With Amazon Music, you can search by lyrics, time-period, or let Alexa pick the music for you. You can also listen to audiobooks from Audible, podcasts, radio stations, news briefs, and more. Want...

Amazon Echo - Voice control your music, Get news, weather & more, Powered by Dolby (Includes 1 Year Prime Membership worth ₹999) – Black

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Features

  • Echo connects to Alexa-a cloud-based voice service-to play music, set alarms and timers, provide information, check your calendar, weather, and sports scores, manage to-do and shopping lists, control smart home devices, and more-instantly.
  • Just ask for a song, artist, or genre and it can play music from your favourite services like Amazon Prime Music, Saavn, TuneIn, and more.
  • Powerful speakers that fill the room with immersive, 360° omnidirectional audio, and deliver crisp vocals and dynamic bass response.
  • With seven microphones, beam-forming technology, and noise cancellation, Echo hears you from any direction- even in noisy environments or while playing music.
  • Just ask Alexa to control lights, switches, and more with compatible connected devices from Philips, Syska and others.

Product Description

Amazon Echo is a hands-free speaker you control with your voice. Echo connects to Alexa Voice Service to play music, answer questions, provide information, news, sports scores, weather, and more - instantly. All you have to do is ask.

 

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Features

  • Amazon Echo connects to Alexa-a cloud-based voice service-to play music, make calls, set alarms and timers, ask questions, check your calendar, weather, traffic and sports scores, manage to-do and shopping lists, control compatible smart home devices, and more.
  • Just ask for a song, artist or genre from Amazon Music, Spotify, TuneIn and more. With multi-room music, you can play music on Echo devices in different rooms, available for Amazon Music, TuneIn and Spotify; Bluetooth not supported. Echo can also play audiobooks, radio stations, news briefings and more.
  • Call or message anyone hands-free who also has an Echo device or the Alexa App. Also, quickly connect to other Echo devices in your home using just your voice.
  • New speaker with Dolby processing that fills the room with immersive, 360° omnidirectional audio, and delivers crisp vocals, deep bass, and clear highs at louder volumes.
  • With seven microphones, beam-forming technology and noise cancellation, Echo hears you from any direction-even while music is playing.

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Features

  • Amazon Echo connects to Alexa-a cloud-based voice service-to play music, make calls, set alarms and timers, ask questions, check your calendar, weather, traffic and sports scores, manage to-do and shopping lists, control compatible smart home devices, and more.
  • Just ask for a song, artist or genre from Amazon Music, Spotify, TuneIn and more. With multi-room music, you can play music on Echo devices in different rooms, available for Amazon Music, TuneIn and Spotify; Bluetooth not supported. Echo can also play audiobooks, radio stations, news briefings and more.
  • Call or message anyone hands-free who also has an Echo device or the Alexa App. Also, quickly connect to other Echo devices in your home using just your voice.
  • New speaker with Dolby processing that fills the room with immersive, 360° omnidirectional audio, and delivers crisp vocals, deep bass, and clear highs at louder volumes.
  • With seven microphones, beam-forming technology and noise cancellation, Echo hears you from any direction-even while music is playing.

Amazon Echo Dot (2nd Generation), Black

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Features

  • Amazon Echo Dot is a hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses Alexa to play music, control smart home devices, provide information, read the news, set alarms and more
  • Connects to speakers or headphones through Bluetooth or 3.5 mm stereo cable to play music from Amazon Music, Spotify and TuneIn. Play music simultaneously across multiple Echo devices and speakers connected via cable with multi-room music (Available for Amazon Music and TuneIn. Bluetooth not supported)
  • Call or message anyone hands-free who also has an Echo device or the Alexa App. Also, quickly connect to other Echo devices in your home using just your voice
  • Controls lights, switches, TVs, thermostats and more with compatible connected devices from WeMo, Philips Hue, Sony, Hive, Netatmo, Nest, tado° and others
  • Hears you from across the room with 7 microphones for far-field hands-free voice control, even in noisy environments or while playing music

 

 

Design

The Amazon Echo enjoys a sleek and compact design. It is 148mm tall, 88mm in diameter and weighs 821g. The shell is available in six different colors (Charcoal fabric, Walnut finish, Silver finish, Sandstone Fabric, Oak finish and Heather gray fabric) and either employs a wood or metallic finish. This gives it a very friendly feel and it blends into the design of your home easily. Although, to some, it might be cumbersome to keep clean.

For the sake of connectivity, there is a 3.5mm jack for your auxiliary cable, allowing other speakers connect to Echo. This smart device also maintains the LED light ring at the top of the device which lets you in on the volume level and also when the device is listening.

Features

This smart device has unique capabilities which increase your productivity. It gives you free radio and music streaming from services like Pandora, Amazon music, Spotify etc. As earlier stated, it also allows seamless voice interaction which gives you the opportunity to request real-time information on sports, news, live traffic and weather reports.

What’s more? You have an audiobook reader, smart gadgets control (Television, lights, thermostats, garage doors, sprinklers etc.), alarms, and so on. It gets better, this Artificially Intelligent smart speaker can learn your routines, call or send texts, shop online and track purchases made on Amazon.

Multi-room audio allows you play music in different rooms on other Echo devices, you can also get movie info and movie theatres. One really impressive feature is the ability to hear commands while blasting music. This can be attributed to the presence of seven microphones which possess the noise cancellation feature.

When you have more than one Amazon Echo device around you, the Echo device with the best proximity responds to your commands. That, my friend, is the principle of Echolation. Bluetooth speaker, Bing search engine, and a Dolby speaker/360° omnidirectional audio wrap up this smart device.

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How to use the Amazon Echo

To set-up the Amazon Echo, you require the Alexa app on your smartphone (the app is available for Android and iOS devices). This app gives you access to the control and management of your smart device.

The Amazon Echo device is not battery operated, so you need to connect it to the mains for usage. Open the Alexa app, go to settings by tapping on the icon at the top left of your device’s screen,  select “Settings” which you will find at the bottom of the menu, then tap “Setup a new device”. This initiates the Wi-Fi connectivity.

After this, select the Echo device you are setting up and from the next page, select your preferred language. The next page will require that you select “Connect to Wi-Fi”, at this point the Echo’s light ring should indicate an orange color. If this is not seen, you may have to touch down the “action button” for about 5 seconds to put the Echo in setup mode.

Now, go to your phone’s setting, go to Wi-Fi settings and from the list of access points, select “Amazon Echo”. When you complete this, go back to the app and select/tap “Continue”. From the Alexa app, connect to your home Wi-Fi. If successful, there orange ring light should go off.

You can change the wake word of the device from ”Alexa” by going to the Alexa app, tap on your Echo device, scroll till you find “Wake Word”, select it and pick your choice from the available options.

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