Amazon’s Echo spot
The Amazon Echo Spot was one of the more surprising reveals at Amazon’s big Echo event back in September 2017. It was announced alongside the redesigned Amazon Echo, a supercharged Amazon Echo Plus and the Amazon Show which was set to come to the UK for the first time.
Amazon is launching its small clock-like Echo Spot in the UK, as it continues to cement its market dominance.
Amazon Echo Spot is capable of fulfilling most of the functions of the Show. It can do everything from setting timers to playing music and turning your lights green. this device camera can be used to video-call other Alexa users. For privacy, the Mute button disables the camera, along with the array of four microphones at the top.
The Echo Spot is a small sphere with a 2.5-inch circular screen, camera and clock face. It is capable of showing the time at-a-glance information. It is similar to the larger Echo Show, launched earlier in the year.
The Echo Spot, which will cost £119.99. This device carries similar functionality, with a series of clock faces available hinting at the device’s premier use case.
The Echo Spot has a camera for video calling to other Echo devices or the Alexa app on smartphones. It can play video, music and other smart speaker-associated features. It uses a new four-mic array to hear users, which is a condensed version of the seven or eight-mic arrays used in other Echo devices.
It has a reasonable speaker built and has 3.5 mm analog audio output and Bluetooth for connecting to existing systems.
Feature of Echo Spot
Amazon is continuing to roll out a greater level of conversational ability and personality to Alexa. It is an important part of the next stage of the evolution of voice assistants and Amazon’s battle with Google.
The online retailer now has five different models of its Echo speaker with various different capabilities, with and without a screen. It also has third-party manufacturers building Alexa into devices as diverse as voice-enabled showers, mirrors, ovens, and cars.
On the same spot, Google has two own-brand smart speakers, the Google Home and Home Mini. Amazon’s lead announcing multiple third-party manufacturers are integrating Google Assistant into their devices.