Amazon adds to Echo speakers

Now available for pre-order.

Australian consumers are now able to pre-order the latest addition to the Amazon Echo range – the Echo Spot. Offering a more compact design, it introduces a circular screen for Alexa to not only tell, but show users the weather, news briefings, and more on a small display.

The Echo Spot will be available to purchase from select retailers such as JB Hi-Fi, Officeworks, and Myer from 26 April, 2018 for an RRP of $199 in black and white.

Alexa Australia and New Zealand country manager, Sylvia Dining said, “Echo Spot combines the popular small design of Echo Dot with the added benefit of a display, and the features you love about Alexa into a stylish and compact device.”

The size and viewing angle of the screen make Echo Spot ideal for use on a desk or nightstand to turn compatible lights on and off, watch a video flash briefing, book a table and see ratings of restaurants, plan a commute with live public transport vehicle locations, get the weather, check the time, wake up to music alarms or view calendar. Alternatively, the Echo Spot could be used in the kitchen to set and view timers, call friends and family with a supported Echo device or the Alexa App, see shopping and to do lists, and more.

Echo Spot features second generation far-field technology with four microphones, acoustic beam-forming technology and enhanced noise cancellation. Alexa can talk to its users and play music on Echo Spot through the built-in 2W speaker, or directly connect to speakers through Bluetooth or using a 3.5mm stereo cable.

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