E-commerce giant Amazon today introduced a new line-up of Echo devices, and an Echo companion device to bring the features and convenience of Alexa to any room in the home.
The Echo Dot now comes with a new fabric design and powerful sound and is available in charcoal, heather grey, and sandstone finish. The Echo Dot still functions the same way be it asking information or the weather, playing your favourite music in a multi-room music grouping, setting timers and alarms, and controlling other compatible smart home devices.
With its built-in Zigbee smart home hub, the all-new Echo Plus makes setting up compatible smart home devices easy. Just say, “Alexa, discover my devices,” and Echo Plus will automatically discover and setup compatible lights and plugs without the need for additional hubs or apps. Echo Plus now includes an embedded temperature sensor, so you can 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.
The Echo Plus now feature a larger 3-inch neodymium woofer and is also available in charcoal, heather grey, and sandstone finish.
The company also announced Echo Sub, a wireless Echo subwoofer for those who want to pump up the bass when listening to music on their existing or new Echo devices. You can connect Echo Sub to compatible Echo devices to create a 1.1 or 2.1 pairing for stereo sound. Plus, with the equaliser feature you can adjust the bass, mid-range, and treble of the pairing simply by using your voice. Just say, “Alexa, turn up the bass.”
All new Echo devices are available for pre-order on Amazon.in starting September 21. While the Echo Dot and Echo Plus will start shipping next month, the Echo Sub will be available later this year.