Today e-commerce platform Amazon announced the launch of its new Echo Input Portable Smart Speakers in India. As the name suggests it is portable that can be carried in the house for uninterrupted music. It comes with a built-in battery that is said to offer 10 hours of battery life. The company has put the smart speaker for pre-orders that will start shipping to the customers from December 18.
“Customers in India love Alexa and told us that they want to carry their Echo device from room to room so that they can have an uninterrupted hands-free Alexa experience. We’re excited to offer this new Alexa experience in India, and we cannot wait to see how our Indian customers enjoy the flexibility of a portable Alexa in their homes,” said Parag Gupta, Head of Amazon Devices India.
Echo Input Portable Smart Speaker features
Echo Input Portable comes with a fabric design and 360 degrees sound. The device can be unplugged and carried anywhere in the house without losing access to Alexa Echo even while you are listening to music. It houses a built-in rechargeable battery with a capacity of 4,800mAh that provides 10 hours of continuous music playback and up to 11 hours of standby time on a single charge. The battery level can be checked by tapping the power button that is indicated by 4 LEDs.
The presence of four microphones allows the user to talk or give the command to Alexa from across the room. You can even ask it to play music, read the news, control your smart home, add items to the To-Do list and much more. It allows you to stream music from Amazon Prime Music, Apple Music, JioSaavn, and Gaana. You can also ask it to increase the volume or can even connect it to a new or existing Multi-Room Music group for synchronised streaming. According to the company, if you have multiple Echo devices within hearing distance, Amazon’s Echo Spatial Perception (ESP) technology intelligently calculates the clarity of their voice and determines, which Echo is closest and then responds to the request.
When your hands are busy you can even ask Alexa to read the news, check the weather or even ask questions regarding geography and can also learn about math or science. Echo Input Portable can also control smart home devices like lights, plugs, and fans from Philips, Wipro, Syska, TP-Link and more.
Keeping in mind the user’s privacy and safety Echo Input Portable comes with multiple layers of privacy protections that include a mic off button that allows the user to turn off the microphones. Also, the user has control over their voice recording. They can now view, hear, and delete utterances at Alexa Privacy Settings or in the Alexa app.
Echo Input Portable Smart Speaker pricing and availability
Echo Input Portable Smart Speaker will be available at Rs 4,999. The company has introduced the smart speaker in black fabric design and can be purchased via Amazon.com.
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