Amazon has launched a new line-up of Echo devices, the Amazon Echo Dot and Echo Plus, and an Echo companion device the Amazon Echo Sub, today in India. The Echo Dot and the Echo Plus have improved design and sound quality, while the Echo Sub is a new Echo device which acts as a subwoofer to produce rich bass.
Amazon Echo Dot
The new Amazon Echo Dot comes with new fabric design and an improved sound. The fabric used comes in Charcoal, Heather Gray and Sandstone colors. The company claims that the new Echo Dot produces louder and richer sound than the previous version, while still have a compact design. Users can also connect their home theater or favorite speaker via Bluetooth or 3.5 mm audio cable to stream songs from your Amazon music to your home theater/speaker. The Echo Dot also supports multi-room music grouping when two or more Dots are placed in each room of your house.
Amazon Echo Plus
The new Amazon Echo Plus has the same new design, an improved sound as well as a built-in Smart Home Hub. The Plus comes with a 3″ Neodymium woofer and an increased back volume which is said to keep the bass strong, while the mids and highs sound clearer. The Echo Plus now comes with an embedded temperature sensor that can detect the temperature in your room, which then sends a notification to your phone as well as turns on the AC which is connected to a smart plug. The Echo Plus is available in Charcoal, Heather Gray and Sandstone colors.
Also, there’s a Zigbee smart home hub integration using which users can say “Alexa discover my devices” phrase and the Plus will automatically discover and setup compatible lights and plugs, nearby.
Amazon Echo Sub
The Amazon Echo Sub is a new subwoofer, which is a companion device that works with other Echo devices. Users can say Alexa Turn up Bass, to turn the Sub and play your music through it. Users can connect the Sub to compatible Echo devices to create 1.1 and 2.1 pairing for stereo sound. There’s also an equalizer feature which lets users adjust bass, midrange, and treble by just using your voice.
“We want you to have access to Alexa everywhere—in your living room, kitchen, bedroom or the office. We are excited today to expand the number of ways customers can use Alexa in their homes to make their lives more convenient — whether it’s asking for the day’s highlights in the morning, listening to music in the evening, or simply saying ‘Alexa, good night,’ to turn the lights off and turn on the AC.”
said Jayshree Gururaj, Director – Amazon Devices.
Pricing and Availability of Echo Dot, Echo Plus and Echo Sub
The Echo Dot is available for INR 4,499, the Echo Plus goes for 14,999, while the brand new Echo Sub is available for a price of INR 12,999. All the new range of Echo devices are available for purchase on Amazon India.
Amazon is also providing Special Launch offers for the new Echo Devices:
1. Buy an Echo Dot (3rd Gen) & get a TP-Link bulb at INR 499
2. Buy Echo Sub with 2 Amazon Echo devices and get 25% off upon the purchase.
3. Buy Echo Sub with 2 Amazon Echo Plus (2nd Gen) devices and get 25% off upon the purchase.