Smart speakers are becoming more and more popular due to the advancements in technology. So, when Amazon released the Amazon Echo, it was a near-instant success due to it having voice control capabilities, a sleek design, as well as creating additional competition with the famed Apple Homepod and the Google Home. While the echo was released a while ago, the device has gone through update and revisions, which is just improving the game and creating more competition with other smart speakers.
The 2017 version of the Amazon Echo is great for a plethora of reasons. The major one being that it does not break the bank while being sold for $99.99 on Amazon. It’s another fine addition to the Amazon series of smart devices that can change your home. The 2017 version is an updated version, which has improved sound from the original echo due to the dual-powered speakers, which are powered by the company Dolby, who is pretty impressive. While the sound is impressive, the Amazon Echo is not good enough to replace your sound system in the least, but it is a great way to dip your foot into slowly adding more smart devices into your home.
The original Amazon Echo was released back in 2015, and since then, echo has gone through some significant improvements regarding the looks and the features, which is perfect for people who are looking for a modern speaker that will add some style to your home. This is especially so with the new wood and fabric finishes. One of the only downsides regarding the design on the 2017 Amazon Echo is the lack of having an intelligent and helpful AI. Though this isn’t a huge issue if you’re looking for a smart speaker rather than a speaker with an assistant.
Design and Features
As stated before, the Amazon Echo has gone through a variety of updates, which has given it the unofficial title of being the one Amazon created a digital speaker that looks more modern than overly techy. The design of having a fabric matter wrapped around the sides helps the speaker blend into your home rather than sticking out like a sore thumb. Additionally, the new Echo is smaller yet wider than the original, which some may hate or love but it can go without saying that this design change does help the speaker appear to be more studier and minimises the risk of it falling over. Overall, style-wise, many people do prefer it over the original Echo.
Along with the design Alexa, the assistant has gone through her own fair share of updates in the last few years. These skills have made her seem more intelligent and helpful as the voice recognition, and the feedback has gone through significant enhancements such as being able to recommend new music and change the volume of the song in a matter of uttering a phrase. The Amazon Echo is an impressive, small, and powerful device that you should consider.