With integrated wireless connectivity, voice recognition, and home automation support, the charcoal fabric 2nd-generation Amazon Echo isn't your typical wireless speaker. Equipped with dual-band Wi-Fi and a 7-microphone array, the 2nd-generation 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 7 built-in microphones allow the Echo to recognize your voice from any direction in the room, even while music is playing. 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. The 2nd-generation Echo stands 5.9" tall and incorporates a down-firing 2.5" woofer and 0.6" tweeter to produce full-range sound.
Control multiple devices at scheduled times or with a single voice command, like locking the doors and turning off the lights when you go to bed. The Echo works with lights, locks, switches, thermostats, and more from WeMo, Philips Hue, SmartThings, Insteon, Nest, ecobee, and Wink.
With the Drop In feature enabled for room-to-room calling, you can instantly connect with compatible Echo devices in your home. Let your household know when dinner is ready, ask someone for help with a chore, or remind the kids to go to sleep without having to raise your voice.
When you want to use the Echo, simply say the wake word, "Alexa," and the Echo lights up and connects to the cloud, where the Alexa Voice Service recognizes and responds to your request instantly.