Amazon, few days after launching a range of new Echo speakers and other devices in the US, debuted its Echo speakers in India on October 5. The e-commerce giant has introduced three new Echo speakers in India and with them have also introduced Alexa voice assistant in the country. The firm has introduced its recently launched 2nd gen. Amazon Echo, Echo Dot and the Echo Plus at Rs 9,999, Rs 4,499 and Rs 14,999 respectively.
Although the three speakers are up on Amazon India, you cannot buy them right away. Interested customers can purchase the device on requesting an invitation. Amazon will start shipping the Echo speakers from October 30. For now, it is offering early birds a discount of 30% on these speakers. They will also get a year of Amazon Prime membership free.
Amazon Echo (2nd-gen)
The new version of Amazon Echo carries the same set of features like the original one except for a dedicated 2.5-inch woofer, 16mm tweeter and a shorter height than before. The Alexa-powered Echo has 7 microphones in tow and has buttons on top to control music playback, microphone mute and the power. In India, the Echo comes in Charcoal, Heather Grey and Sandstone fabric finish.
Amazon Echo Dot
Amazon Echo Dot is not one of the new devices the company launched recently. It is a puck-shaped speaker powered by Alexa that can connect with other speakers in the house wirelessly or with a 3.5mm cable. It has a 0.6-inch tweeter and 7 microphones. There is a light ring on top like the Echo and the Echo Plus. Users will get the device in Black and White colour variants.
Amazon Echo Plus
Amazon Echo Plus can be easily confused with the original Echo as it has the exact design. It sports the same elongated cylindrical design but instead of a speaker, it acts as a smart home hub. It connects with several other home appliances and gadgets and controls them based on your voice commands. It also includes second-generation far-field microphones and also supports Dolby sound. There are dual speakers under the hood – 2.5-inch woofer + 0.8-inch tweeter as well.