Amazon Echo Dot
Backed by the Alexa Voice Service, the Amazon Echo Dot is a compact Bluetooth speaker that responds to spoken instructions. Yes, it connects wirelessly to your phone or tablet and plays music and podcasts in high-quality sound, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. It also connects to your home WiFi so it can answer your questions, read the news aloud, order pizza for you, and more, all at your beck and call.
Mini Size, Full Function
Like its taller cousin, the original Amazon Echo, the Dot is adept at everything from playing your favorite albums to serving as a smart alarm clock. The newly compact design just makes the Dot easier to fit on a kitchen counter, coffee table, or nightstand.
Just Call on Alexa, and She’s There
All you have to do is say “Alexa,” and the Echo Dot wakes up, ready to take your request. 7 far-field microphones are designed to pick up your voice even in noisy environments. As you make more and more requests of Alexa, she learns your speech patterns, vocabulary, and preferences, making it easier for her to find whatever information you’re seeking.
Control Your Smart Home
Connect the Echo Dot to smart home products such as Philips Hue, WeMo, Nest, and ecobee, and you won’t even have to get out of your chair to control your house’s lights or change the thermostat.
Expand Alexa’s Skills
Thanks to the Alexa app for your smartphone (available for Android and iOS devices, and Amazon products), you can add skills to Alexa’s repertoire based on what you like to do. Big on trivia? Add the Jeopardy! skill. Need a lift? Add the Uber skill. Have an insatiable hunger for pizza? Add the Domino’s skill. Because everything is based in the cloud, you won’t run out of disk space adding new skills, which are constantly being developed to connect you to your favorite business and apps.
- Mini smart speaker brings wireless sound to any room in the house
- Voice-activated controls using Alexa
- Connect to smartphones via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi
- 1/8” audio output for your own powered speakers
- Amazon Echo not required to use the Amazon Echo Dot
- Condition: new
- Product dimensions: 3.4”x1.9”x4.6”
Whether you need a speaker for your bedroom or for a backpacking kit, this guide will help you choose the right one.
Installing a home theater is more than just plugging in components. Tailor it to match your space with these home theater design best practices.