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Amazon Echo Spot With a Circular Display Launched in India: Price, Features

Amazon Echo Spot With a Circular Display Launched in India: Price, Features

Prototype robots built by Amazon reportedly have computer vision software and cameras for navigation, and the company is said to be planning to seed devices in employees' homes by the end of the year. In addition to having Alexa inside the charger comes with two ports so you can charge two devices at once, with PowerIQ technology so it can detect how fast of a charge your device is able to accept. Although we are a bit closer to robots that can do chores for us, for the most part, they're simply not dextrous enough, and so realistically, an Amazon robot would probably be little more than an Amazon Echo on wheels. The second new Fire TV is a cube shaped set-top box that will be Amazon's new flagship model. In fact, the presence of the display makes it all the more convenient for Echo Spot to actually see things.

Prime members can also shop on any Echo device using only their voice. This means consumers cannot only make video calls but also watch Amazon Prime videos on Spot, or "drop in" with permission to have a virtual face-to-face conversation. Additionally, it also supports various other skills that will allow you to see recipes from Sanjeev Kapoor, book Ola cab, check out your horoscope and also discover restaurants with Zomato.

Those apart, the Echo Spot will be as good as any Echo devices with the usual functionalities. One could perhaps glean the information faster since it will be displayed on a screen rather than being read out to.

Starting Wednesday, Amazon will offer the Echo Dot Kids Edition: an Echo Dot in a colorful, durable case.

The Echo Spot features Amazon's digital assistant Alexa, which is compatible with Fire OS, Android and iOS devices. "With the screen, Alexa adds an enriching visual experience to voice activation and control".

The Spot is a small speaker so as far as the sound quality is concerned, it is slightly better than what you get with the much cheaper Echo Dot. Buy 2 Echo devices for Rs.14,999.

With dedicated display and camera, Echo Spot has a huge advantage over the Google Home smart speakers.

Google also recently launched its smart speaker series, Google Home and Google Home Mini, in India at Rs 9,999 and Rs 4,499 respectively.


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