Amazon Echo 2nd Generation Introduction
The All new Amazon Echo 2nd Generation has a new speaker new design and is available in a range of styles. Echo connects to Alexa to play music make calls set music alarms and timers ask questions control smart home devices and more instantly.
Just ask for a song artist or genre from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora and more. With multi room music you can play music on compatible Echo devices in different rooms. Echo can also play audiobooks radio stations, news briefs and more. Call or message almost anyone hands free with your Echo device.
Also instantly connect to other Echo devices in your home using just your voice. New speaker now with Dolby processing for crisp vocals and dynamic bass response. Echo can fill the room with 360 omnidirectional audio. With seven microphones beamforming technology and noise cancellation. Echo hears you from any direction even while music is playing. Just ask Alexa to check your calendar weather traffic and sports results manage to do and shopping lists control your compatible smart lights thermostats garage doors, sprinklers and more. Alexa is always getting smarter and adding new features and skills Just ask Alexa to control your TV, request an Uber order a pizza and more.
Design and features
The new Amazon Echo continues Amazon’s crusade of making voice the future of the operating system bolstering Alexa’s skill set and wrapping all of this up in a much nicer chassis an interchangeable one at that. The new look Echo is smaller and wider than its predecessor which means it s a lot steadier on its feet. While we always felt that an accidental nudge would topple the original Echo over the new Echo’s sturdier footprint means that it isn’t going anywhere. It’s look does mean that it s less sci fi and more in keeping with the current crop of smart speakers in particular Google Home and Apple’s not yet released HomePod. We haven’t got an issue with this. The style is more desirable than the original Echo and Amazon has decided to combine elements of the Dot with the full size device switching up the volume dial for a pair of buttons. These are joined by a mute button to stop Alexa from hearing everything and a button to summon Alexa if you’re too busy to say its name out loud. The all new Amazon Echo s exact measurement is 148 x 88 x 88mm compared to the original s 235 x 84 x 84mm. Weight wise it s a solid 821g.
There are three fabric options Charcoal Heather and Sandstone. The shell is interchangeable too. So if you change the decor in your living room you can in theory buy a new shell to encase your Echo. Amazon has kept it simple when it comes to outputs. There is just room for the power port and 3 5mm audio output on the back which was previously only featured on the smaller Echo Dot Performance. The Amazon Echo 2nd Generation is a breeze to set up but it does mean that you have to venture into the Amazon Alexa app. You need to do this if you have two or more music accounts linked up to it as well but that makes sense. In the app you can choose say Amazon Music as being the most dominant service to avoid having to repeat commands over and over. Sound quality on the Amazon Echo 2nd generation was crisp. Every time Alexa spoke it was very clear as to what she’s saying and the Echo’s seven mic array meant that it always picked up when we said Alexa. Final verdict, Amazon Echo 2nd Generation. The new Amazon Echo 2nd generation is a refreshing update to the Amazon range and a radically reduced price. It s a better looking speaker than the original and is packed with all the smarts you have come to expect from the Amazon the Echo range and most importantly Alexa. Please also note. This product is a parallel import. This has nothing to do with the authenticity of the product it is completely authentic but means it has been imported without the approval or license of the registered owner of the trademark and therefore no guarantee or warranty in respect of such goods will be honoured or fulfilled by any official or licensed importer of such goods. However any warranty claims will be covered by Multiset.co.za or the relevant third party seller in accordance with our standard return refund policy.