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Amazon Echo, a smart wireless speaker announced for $199

Amazon Echo, a voice activated smart wireless speaker was announced by Amazon earlier today. This piece of hardware is priced at $199 and is available only on invite basis. the Amazon Echo provides users with information like news or weather conditions, as well as let them set alarm, and play songs users want to listen to.


Echo is just like the smart voice assistant like Siri, Google Now and Cortona. A hotword activates the assistance functionality of Echo. Users have to say “Alexa” followed by a question they want Echo’s assistance with, and their queries will be answered without pressing any button on the remote controller.

The cylindrical structure has a 2-inch tweeter and a 2.5-inch woofer for music and speech. There are also seven microphones mounted on the tip that enable the Echo to understand even your soft-spoken commands. The company says that Echo is so sophisticated that it will understand your queries even when you’re playing music. Echo can also answer random questions from everyday life. It can search the question in Wikipedia and give answer to those day-to-day questions.

Amazon has released an app for Echo which will help to control Echo remotely. The Echo app is presently available for Fire OS, Android as well as iOS. The voice assistant cum speaker has been priced at $199 and available on basis of Invite system. Amazon Prime subscribed user can get the new Echo at $99 only.

Via: BGR India

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