Amazon adds a time-n-temperature display to its entry-level Echo Dot speaker
Bangalore, November 18 2019:
Ever since it launched the Echo range of smart speakers, Amazon has been very creative in finding news ways to get Alexa into our lives. The big jump came a few weeks ago when she began speaking Hindi. But in one teeny weeny detail, the makers were upstaged: On this page, three weeks ago we reviewed the Lenovo smart clock, combining a smart speaker with a time display. Nothing is exclusive for long -- and now Amazon has launched a new model of its Echo dot mini speaker with an LED display that can be set to show the time or the temperature -- or serve as a kitchen timer.
In other essentials it is the same as the Dot: a 1.6 inch speaker in a chunky half kg fabric-covered body with Bluetooth and 3.5 mm audio outputs -- and the same smart, all-knowing lady responding to your commands and queries. The Echo Dot With Clock costs Rs 4999, that's just Rs 1000 more than the plain Dot. ANAND PARTHASARATHY