Technology Amazon unveils a portable battery-powered Echo

12:55  04 december  2019
12:55  04 december  2019 Source:   engadget.com

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The battery - powered Echo model, designed exclusively for India, is priced at 5,999 Indian rupees (). Users can currently purchase it at an introductory price of 4,999 Indian (There is an array of four LEDs that light up when a user taps the power button to show battery level.) More to follow…

ALEXA ECHO PLUS PORTABLE BATTERY BASE; Works with existing Amazon Alexa Assistant Echo and Echo Plus Power Adapter. Makes your Amazon Echo Smart Speaker truly wireless. Enjoy your music anywhere at home, indoors or outdoors! The Battery Pack attaches securely to the Alexa

Amazon hasn't built a portable Echo device since the little-loved Tap, but that situation has now changed. The retail giant has unveiled the Echo Input (Portable Smart Speaker Edition) exclusively for the Indian market. It has 360-degree sound and comes with a 4800mAh battery that powers it for 10 hours of continuous music playback and 11 hours of standby life.

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Unlike the dongle-like Echo Input, this model doesn't let you use Alexa with a dumb speaker. Rather, Amazon sees it as a way to bring Alexa with you. "Portability has been one of the most requested features in India," Amazon devices VP Miriam Daniel told TechCrunch. "You want to be able to carry Alexa with you from room to room within your homes."

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Recharges using the Amazon Echo power adapter. Intelligent battery management system allows user to leave power adapter continuously plugged into You can leave the power adapter attached to the Battery Base when not using it in portable mode. Step 3 When ready to use Echo away from the

Amazon introduces a portable , battery - powered Echo smart speaker in India. The Amazon Echo Input Portable Smart Speaker Edition, for now, will be a limited-edition variant and exclusively available in India.

The Tap never really took off because you had to push a button to activate Alexa (something Amazon rectified later), but a better-executed model could work. Amazon currently has no portable Echo devices in Europe and North America, but that could change too -- Amazon also told TechCrunch that the new speaker will eventually come to other markets. The Echo Input Portable Smart Speaker Edition is now available on pre-order in India for 4,999 rupees ($70) with shipping set for December 18th.


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