Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant has been in your homes for the past three years. Alexa has answered your questions, switched on smart lights for you and ordered items from Amazon. It also played music for millions of people.
Echo was the first to establish a smart speaker market. If you couldn’t buy the first model due to a high price, please try this one. It will not break your bank. The design, of course, is much smaller and it has a customizable appearance but this one is not much different from the old echo. But it is much appealing due to its smart size and affordable price. The budget smart speaker is likely to keep hold of the speaker markets.
If you compare it with the old model, the major difference between the two is, of course, a smaller size. Short and stout, the new model is about two-thirds of the old one. The diameter is a bit large. This one does the same tasks such as playing music, set alarms, timers, answer your queries and also control compatible smart home devices.
But don’t expect it to surf through LOveSita for you. The device has seven microphones so that it hear you from any angle even while it is playing music. Its new decorative shells are made such as to blend in your home in a better way. New Echo has a fabric cover and comes in dark, contrast and light grey colours. With a nice look, Echo fits in better in your home. A good thing is that you can buy new shells and completely change their look. The shells are available in grey, oak and walnut colours. But it is a fact that shells are made of plastic. They don’t perfectly replace the standard fabric one.
In this new Echo, the volume can be raised and lowered down by plus and minus buttons which work pretty well. The number of microphones is the same as were in the old model. Amazon claims that this one has 2nd generation technology which is improved over the first model. Its voice is a bit sharper than the old one.
Well, this feature has improved Alexa’s communication with you. You can clearly hear her voice even when music is playing loud. But this sharpness has proved to be unsuitable for playing music. It sounds flat. The old model had more bass which is soothing for the ears.
This new model has new features. Alexa can control Fire TV and improved smart home controls. But it is a fact that Alexa runs in the cloud. So, even if you have the old model, you will be able to benefit from Alexa’s new features. With a price tag so low and some new smart features, while also retaining those from the old model, Echo 2nd Generation makes a good buy. Lower cost, small make and customizable appearance make it buyers’ favourite. Some people may not like the sound quality and stuff of decorative shells. But overall, it is a good product. Amazon aimed at lowering the price of the Echo and it successfully did that.