Amazon Echo (Black)

Amazon Echo (Black)

Amazon Echo (Black)

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Product Highlights

  • Far-Field Voice Recognition Technology
  • 360° Omni-Directional Audio
  • Wi-Fi & Bluetooth Wireless Connectivity
  • Supports Multiple Cloud Music Services
  • Multi-Platform Alexa Companion App
  • Works with Select Home Automation Brands
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  • 1Description

With integrated wireless connectivity, voice recognition, and home automation support, the black Amazon Echo isn't your typical wireless speaker. Equipped with dual-band Wi-Fi and a 7-microphone array, the Echo connects to your home's wireless network and allows you to intuitively play music, check the weather and traffic anywhere in the US, hear sports scores, and more. Using far-field voice recognition technology, the built-in microphones allow the Echo to recognize your voice from any direction in the room, even while music is playing. Thanks to its 360° omni-directional design, the speaker emits sound in all directions. Bluetooth is also on-board, enabling the Echo to wirelessly pair and play audio from a variety of audio sources, such as smartphones and tablets.

Thanks to the Echo's top-mounted volume ring, you can easily control music playback levels. The volume ring also glows, allowing you to easily see the Echo's status. For even greater control, you'll also find Action and Microphone Off buttons located on top of the speaker. The Action button can turn off a timer or alarm, wake the device, or enable Wi-Fi setup mode. The Amazon Echo stands 9.25" tall and incorporates a 2.5" woofer and 2" tweeter for producing full-range sound. Additionally, the Echo's cabinet is equipped with a reflex port that is designed to offer enhanced bass sound.

Far-Field Voice Recognition Technology
Under the Echo's light ring is a 7-microphone array. These sensors use beam-forming technology that is designed hear your voice from any direction. With enhanced noise cancellation, the Echo can hear you ask a question even while it's playing music. Additionally, the Echo uses on-device keyword spotting to detect the wake word. When Echo detects the wake word, it lights up and streams your voice to the cloud to process your requests.
Free Alexa Companion App
With the free companion app on Fire OS, Android, iOS, and web browsers, you can easily manage your alarms, music, shopping lists, and more from your Internet-connected devices. Alexa uses cloud technology and the more you use the Echo, the more it adapts to your speech patterns, vocabulary, and personal preferences. When the Echo is connected to the Internet, updates are delivered automatically.
Note: Alexa app not available in all markets
Immersive 360° Sound
The Echo is designed to deliver crisp vocals with dynamic bass response. Its dual downward-firing speakers produce 360° omni-directional audio to provide immersive and room-filling sound.
Music Support
The Echo provides hands-free voice control for Amazon Music, Prime Music, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn. Furthermore, the Echo is Bluetooth-enabled so you can stream other popular music services like Spotify and iTunes from your smartphone or tablet.
Home Automation Support
When paired with compatible home automation devices, you can use the Echo to switch on the lamp before getting out of bed, turn on the fan or space heater while reading in your favorite chair, or dim the lights from the couch to watch a movie. The Echo works with devices such as lights and switches from Belkin WeMo, Philips Hue, SmartThings, INSTEON, and Wink.
Additional Features
  • Setup: Guided by the free Alexa companion app, setup is design to be simple and straightforward
  • Audible: Play audiobooks from Audible and built-in Whispersync for Voice allows you to continue right where you left off
  • Calendar: Check your upcoming schedule by asking what's on your Google calendar
  • Shopping: Restock on previously purchased items by re-ordering Prime-eligible products in your Amazon shopping history
  • Sports: Ask for sports scores and schedules from the NFL, NBA, MLS, MLB, NHL, NCAA, WNBA, and more
  • Pandora: Listen to and discover music from Pandora's library of over 1 million tracks.
  • News and Weather: Hear up-to-the-minute weather and news from a variety of sources, including local radio stations, NPR, and ESPN from TuneIn (weather and traffic support is limited to US use)
  • Questions and Answers: Get information from Wikipedia, definitions, answers to common questions, and more
  • Alarms, Timers, and Lists: Stay on time and organized with voice-controlled alarms, timers, shopping lists, and to-do lists
In the Box
Amazon Echo (Black)
  • Power Adapter/Cable
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description
    Smart Specs
    Virtual Assistant Support Amazon Alexa
    OS Compatibility Android
    iOS
    Fire OS
    Speaker System
    Power Output Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Drivers 1 x 2.5" / 6.4 cm Woofer
    1 x 2.0" / 5.1 cm Tweeter
    Connectivity
    Audio None
    Ethernet None
    USB None
    NFC Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Bluetooth Version Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Supported Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
    AVRCP
    Wi-Fi Standards IEEE 802.11n
    Wi-Fi Bands 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
    Power
    AC Input Power Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Physical
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 9.2 x 3.3 x 3.3" / 235.0 x 83.5 x 83.5 mm
    Weight 36.9 oz / 1.0 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.35 lb
    Echo (Black) is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 137.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Coolest new tech toy on the block! Although not perfect, Alexa is a blast to have in the house! It doesn't always understand everything you say, even after training, but it learns more everyday & never becomes outdated, unlike your phone or laptop. Only real problem I've encountered, last night it stopped doing anything. Nada. I just unplugged it for a few seconds & rebooted it, & the Echo's been good since. As long as it doesn't make a habit of freezing/crashing, I'm ok with my new little assistant. Guess only time will tell.
    Date published: 2015-12-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best gadget Dinner party magic, plays great music and helps to answer questions when no one knows the answer. Echo is a great timer, alarm, and is aesthetically pleasing to look at, I must say I have not discovered all the things Alexa is capable of yet, but I am still having loads of fun learning. I do not think Echo's knowledge base is large enough yet as I have asked questions that Alexa has not been able to answer, also she has trouble understanding sometimes. I am 70 years of age and would recommend Echo to anyone from 15 to 100.
    Date published: 2015-12-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from As close to a HAL 9000 we will see this decade. Informative, entertaining and overall great fun. Plenty of Easter Eggs to impress your friends with. I can check weather, up to the minute traffic conditions and get the latest news without having to sit at a computer. Best of all, Amazon is always expanding what the Echo can do.
    Date published: 2016-05-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Almost like having another set of hands I use this in my home office today. My productivity has gone up because now I can just say things to do (while working on something else) and Alexa keeps the notes for me. It answers simple questions and has become almost like having a secretary (it doesn't answer phones or get coffee, but it will purchase coffee from the store and have it delivered. Seriously, this thing is so cool I can't wait to buy more and network them together in my house. It'd be great to have a digital assistant follow me around and take notes for me. My mind is always thinking of stuff and I don't carry pen/paper around, so I can see this consolidating random paper scraps and really helping out both my personal and professional lives.
    Date published: 2016-02-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Amazon Echo is amazing! Less than an hour after receiving my Echo, I had it connected to all my Wemo switches, Hue lights and my Harmony remote control. I can now control everything (air conditioning, lights, television, Apple TV, amplifier, and external DAC) by voice. It's nice to be able to get music from Spotify and I particularly love that it can read my Audible books. I was using Siri to do some of this before, but she failed to understand me more than half the time. Alexa gets it right, every single time. This is such a great device that the same day it arrived, I ordered another one.
    Date published: 2016-11-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun Toy This is my second Amazon Echo for my house. I use it to control smart lights and other home automation devices in my house. It works well via voice control and has a lot of third-party integration features skills. The mic on the Echo is good but not perfect. Also, Amazon's Alexa assistant is not as far along understanding natural language as Apple's Siri or Google's interpreter. There's a small learning curve to remember the correct structure of commands for the Echo. Overall, I am very impressed with the utility of a device whose underlying technology has been around in parts for quite some time. Kudos to Amazon for putting the features of Echo together to make it something more than the sum of its parts.
    Date published: 2016-08-22
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Smartest Lady in the room. Alexa is my personal assistant. Reminding me of appointments or events I ask her to. Keeps me up to date on weather and news from NPR. Answers many (but not all) questions, keeping it short. Can play music from a playlist or stream it from places like Pandora. She is a math wiz, and can play games and do other things from a large list of apps you install on her using a smart phone app. I look forward to seeing how she learns and develops through the years. Well worth the money.
    Date published: 2016-04-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazon echo We have a new member to our home and her name is Alexa. Everyone is having a great time getting to know her! All the music and news anyone could want, and we are just scratching the surface. Echo works great from almost anywhere in my house. Sound quality is also very good. We are all very pleased so far!
    Date published: 2016-12-26
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