All you need to know about the new Amazon Echo

All you need to know about the new Amazon Echo

Take a look at the new smart home sound system 'Echo' developed by Amazon. The Amazon Echo connects to Alexa Voice Service which does amazing functions.

Amazon Echo  is a brand of smart speakers a brainchild of The devices connect to the voice-controlled intelligent personal assistant service Alexa, which responds to the name “Alexa”. This “wake word” can is replaceable by the user to “Amazon“, “Echo” or “Computer“. The device is capable of voice interaction, music playback, making to-do lists, setting alarms, streaming podcasts, playing audiobooks, and providing weather, traffic and other real-time information. It can also control several smart devices using itself as a home automation hub.

What is Amazon Echo?

Amazon Echo is a hands-free speaker you control with your voice. Echo connects to Alexa Voice Service to play music, answer questions, provide information, news, sports scores, weather, and more – instantly. All you have to do is ask.



Amazon had been developing Echo devices inside its Lab126 offices in Silicon Valley and Cambridge, Massachusetts since at least 2010 in confirmed reports. The device was part of Amazon’s first attempts to expand its device portfolio beyond the Kindle e-reader. The Echo was prominent feature in Amazon’s first-ever Super Bowl ad in 2016

The first-generation Echo had initial limitations to Amazon Prime members or by invitation, but became widely available in the United States on June 23, 2015. Press speculated that it would make its Canadian debut in mid-to-late 2016, after Amazon posted job listings for developers for Alexa and co-hosted a hackathon in Toronto. The Echo became available in the United Kingdom on 28 September 2016. Additionally, the Alexa voice service is available to be added to other devices and other companies’ devices and services are encouraged to connect to it.

Echo is the latest and the greatest. With so many cool features to fiddle with it is an exciting home device.

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Amazon Echo has an array of seven microphones. Which meanwhile use beam-forming technology and enhanced noise cancellation. This allows Echo to hear you from across the room, even in noisy environments, or while playing music. When you want to use Echo, simply say the wake word “Alexa” and it responds instantly.






 Other Amazon Products

Echo Dot

Amazon Echo

Echo Plus

Price    4,499.00    3,149.00    9,999.00    6,999.00    14,999.00    10,499.00
Overview Add Alexa to any room Alexa-enabled smart speaker with great sound Alexa-enabled smart speaker with built-in smart home hub
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Speaker size 0.6″ tweeter 2.5″ woofer, 0.6″ tweeter 2.5″ woofer, 0.8″ tweeter
Device size 32 x 84 x 84 mm 148 x 88 x 88 mm 235 x 84 x 84 mm
Device weight 163 g 821 g 954 g

Technical Details

Tech Specs

Amazon Echo


Size 148.5 x 88 x 88 mm
Weight 821 gActual size and weight may vary by configuration and manufacturing process
Wi-Fi Connectivity Supports 802.11 a/b/g/n. Does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks.
Bluetooth Connectivity Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) support for audio streaming from your mobile device to Echo or from Echo to your Bluetooth speaker. Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) for voice control of connected mobile devices. Meanwhile hands-free voice control is not supported for Mac OS X devices. Bluetooth speakers requiring PIN codes are also not supported.
Audio 2.5” woofer and 0.6” tweeter
System Requirements The Alexa App is compatible with Android and iOS devices and also accessible via your desktop browser. Certain skills and services are subject to change, may not be available in all areas and also may require separate subscriptions or other fees.
Warranty and Service Amazon Echo is also sold with a limited warranty of one year.

Secondly use of Amazon Echo is subject to the terms found here.


Included in the Box Amazon Echo, Echo Shell, power adaptor/cable (1.8 m), Things to Try card and also Quick Start Guide.