Amazon has introduced the Echo Spot, a new customisable smart alarm clock featuring a variety of custom-designed clock faces and fun colours.

Built for the nightstand, with a display that makes it easy to set and view alarms, see the time, weather, or song titles, and a directional speaker that delivers vibrant sound.

Amazon Devices country manager for Australia and New Zealand, Patrick Walker said, “Customers care about the way they wake up in the morning and go to bed at night and the all-new Echo Spot will transform the way they start and end their day. Thanks to customisable clock faces, personalised designs, new alarm sounds and colourful visual animations, Echo Spot is the best smart alarm clock designed for any bedside table.” 

Simply ask Alexa to set alarms on Echo Spot, by saying things like ‘Alexa, set a weekday alarm for 7am with soft jazz’. Or wake up to one of four new alarm sounds exclusive to Echo Spot—Aurora, Daybreak, Endeavor, and Flutter. Ask Alexa for the weather to see the temperature, along with an illustration, like a sun or rain cloud, appear on the screen. 

Echo Spot’s display can be customised with the choice of six different colours including orange, violet, magenta, lime, teal, and blue.

The new visual display also shows song titles when music plays. To skip songs, simply ask Alexa, or quickly tap the display. There are also buttons on the top of the all-new Echo Spot to quickly change the volume—or ask Alexa to adjust the sound.

The Echo Spot incorporates a 1.73-inch front-firing directional speaker delivering clear vocals and deep bass. Ask Alexa to play music, podcasts and audiobooks from providers like Spotify, Amazon Music, Apple Music, Audible, and more.

Connect Echo Spot to compatible smart home products and set up Alexa Routines to help automate daily tasks from waking up in the morning to going to bed in the evening.

Ask Alexa to place audio calls on other Alexa-enabled devices, make household announcements, audibly Drop In on other Alexa-enabled devices, or get alerts and audio from compatible smart doorbell.

Echo Spot is built with multiple layers of privacy controls, including a microphone on/off button and the ability to view and delete voice recordings.

The Echo Spot is now available in black, glacier white, and ocean blue for RRP $149 from JB Hi-Fi and other leading retailers, as well as the Amazon Australia website.