Amazon has updated their Eco line-up in India including the Amzon Echo Dot, Echo Plus and also have introduced a new Echo companion device, Echo Sub Smart speakers. The Echo Dot comes at a price tag of Rs 4,499, Echo Plus costs Rs 14,999 and the Echo Sub can be picked for Rs 12,999. The new lineup can be pre-ordered on Amazon India, while the new Echo Dot and Echo Plus will ship next month, the Echo Sub will be shipping later this year.
Key features of the new Amazon Echo Dot
- new curved shape
- all new fabric finish
- Available in Charcoal, Heather Gray and Sandstone
- More powerful sound
The Echo Dot is the entry level Echo device. It can connect to your home theatre or other speakers via Bluetooth or 3.5mm cable for extra, bigger sound. Like the other Echo devices, it also has Alexa-on board allowing the user to get talk to the device to listen to your favourite music, get weather information or other news, set timers and alarms and control compatible smart home devices.
Key Features of the new Amazon Echo Plus
- A three-inch woofer and “increased back volume”
- Now has an embedded temperature sensor
- All new fabric design
- Available in Charcoal, Heather Gray, Sandsone
The Echo Plus is the larger Echo device available and comes with a larger 3″ Neodymium woofer. It also comes with built-in Zigbee smart home hub, making Smart connectivity with the compatible devices easy and automatic without the need for additional hubs or apps. The Temperature sensor allows you to set temperature based routines using other smart home devices. For example, when the living room reaches 32 degree Celsius, Alexa can send a notification to your phone and turn on the AC connected to a smart plug.
What is Amazon Echo Sub
The most interesting introduction is the Amazon Echo Sub, a companion device for your Echo speakers. This is a wireless Echo subwoofer for those who wants to add some extra bass to their Echo speakers.
The Echo Sub has a 6-inch woofer which can deliver 100 watts deep bass. The device can be paired to any other Echo device to create a 1.1 or 2.1 pairing for a stereo sound effect. It also has an equalizer to adjust the bass, mid-range and treble of the pairing via simple voice command, say “Alexa, turn up the bass” and so. Cool right?