Two smaller and cheaper Amazon Echo devices debut today



Amazon today announced two new Alexa-enabled devices: Echo Dot and Amazon Tap

Echo Dot is a hands-free, voice controlled device that uses the same far-field voice recognition as Echo. Directly connect Echo Dot to speakers with an audio cable or via Bluetooth, and add voice-control to your home stereo system. Plus, with its small built-in speaker, you can place Echo Dot in the bedroom and use it as a smart alarm clock, or in any room as a voice assistant to control smart home devices and more. Echo Dot is available for $89.99 exclusively for Prime members (try it for free here) through Alexa Voice Shopping. To order an Echo Dot, existing Echo and Fire TV customers can just say “Alexa, order an echo dot.” Learn more about Echo Dot and see a video at


Amazon Tap is an Alexa-enabled portable Bluetooth and Wi-Fi speaker that offers rich, full-range sound. Just tap the microphone button and ask for music, hear the news, search for information, order a pizza, and more with the Alexa Voice Service. Amazon Tap has dual stereo speakers with Dolby processing that provide crisp vocals, extended bass response, and 360° omni-directional audio. Amazon Tap is available for pre-order today for $129.99. Learn more about Amazon Tap and see a video at


Meanwhile, the original Amazon Echo is out of stock, but you can pre-order it for $179 here. It will be in stock again from 12th of March onwards. Amazon Echo is definitely a very interesting and innovative device. Since its first launch in the fourth quarter of 2014, it has become one of the company’s best selling products.

For those who are not familiar with Amazon Echo, it is a hands-free, voice-controlled speaker that connects to Alexa for music, information, news, weather and more. Just ask!
Alexa can also read Kindle books aloud, providing you join Kindle Unlimited.


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