What is Amazon Echo Dot?
Amazon Echo Dot is a 360 degree speaker that uses far-field voice recognition powered by the Amazon Alexa voice service/assistant. Design wise it looks like a hockey puck with two buttons on top and a rotating volume ring. If you’ve ever seen or own the original Echo, then it’s basically the first inch and a half taken off the top of the Pringle can-like Bluetooth speaker
Amazon Echo is a smart speaker developed by Amazon.com. Amazon Echo is a 9.25-inch-tall cylinder speaker with a 7-piece microphone array. It responds to the wake word “Alexa” and is capable of voice interaction, controlling compatible smart home devices, music playback from smart devices over Bluetooth, making to-do lists, setting alarms, streaming podcasts, playing audio books, reading PDFs, providing weather forecasts, warning you of traffic conditions, answering trivia, and supplying other types of information in real-time. Echo requires a Wi-Fi connection in order to respond to voice commands and fetch content for you, and it must remain plugged in for power.
Amazon Echo vs Amazon Tap vs Echo Dot
Amazon’s Echo lineup offers tiered-speaker heights that remind us of Starbucks coffee sizes (grande, venti, and trenta). The company makes a cylindrical, internet-connected Bluetooth speaker called Echo, which doubles as a personal, cloud-based assistant, addressed as Alexa. It launched in the US in 2015 and it is now coming to Europe and the UK in Autumn 2016.
Sit all three speakers next to each other, starting with the Echo and ending with the Dot, and you’d get one tall, one medium, and one short. The Differences between Amazon’s speakers aren’t limited to height though; each one is best suited to a specific environment – whether that be at home, on the go, or as an enhancement to your current audio setup.
Echo Dot (2nd Generation) What is Amazon Echo Dot?
Echo Dot (2nd Generation) 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 Prime Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn.
Hears you from across the room with 7 far-field microphones for hands-free control, even in noisy environments or while playing music.
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.
Always getting smarter and adding new features, plus thousands of skills like Uber, Domino’s, and more.
Amazon Echo is not required to use Echo Dot.
Controls lights, fans, switches, thermostats, garage doors, sprinklers, and more with compatible connected devices from WeMo, Philips Hue, Samsung Smart Things, Nest, ecobee, and others.
Controls lights, fans, switches, thermostats, garage doors, sprinklers, and more with compatible connected devices from We Mo, Philips Hue, Samsung Smart Things, Nest, ecobee, and others.