Portable Echo for your home - Smart speaker that comes with a fabric design and 360 degree sound. All in all, this feels largely like an experiment meant to gauge interest in portable and compact smart speakers, which is why it's not that shocking to see the Echo Input Portable Smart Speaker Edition exclusively released in one (big) market. for now.
"Portability has been one of the most requested features in India", Miriam Daniel, VP of Alexa Devices, said.More news: Afghanistan: Deadly attack on medical aid team in Jalalabad
And while it's not clear how many Alexa devices are spread across the country, the EIPSSE will address perhaps the biggest pain point with the current Echo lineup - namely the lack of portability. Thanks to Amazon's far-field voice recognition that can also be found on other Echo devices, the new Echo Input allows you to access Alexa from anywhere in the room.
As the name suggests, the Echo Input Portable has been created to work wirelessly and can be easily carried around. The Echo Input Portable natively supports Amazon Prime Music and Apple Music plus JioSaavn, Gaana and other local services you just need to connect it to your home Wi-Fi and ask it to play your favorite artist.
Amazon sells a lot of Echo-branded devices nowadays in the U.S. and many other markets around the world, most of which are created to smarten up your home. You know that the device is fully charged when all the 4 LEDs turn off. "We're excited to offer this new Alexa experience in India, and we can not wait to see how our Indian customers enjoy the flexibility of a portable Alexa in their homes", Parag Gupta, Head of Amazon Devices India said in a press release.More news: Carolina Panthers Head Coach Ron Rivera Has Just Been Fired
Priced at the affordable equivalent of around $85, the fairly intriguing device is scheduled to start shipping on December 18 in India, now fetching just 70 bucks or so (Rs. 4,999) when taking a pre-order discount into consideration.
The 4,800mAh enclosed battery will offer up to 10 hours of continuous music playing or up to 11 hours of stand-by life, the company said. After the introductory price ends, it will cost 5,999 rupees (£64, or $84). It is a rechargeable battery and you get a microUSB based charging port at the back.More news: Apple Might Copy Samsung's Release Schedule, Hold 2 iPhone Launches Every Year