Amazon Echo Plus (2nd Gen) And Echo Dot (3rd Gen) Now Available In India
Amazon had revealed a lineup of new Alexa-enabled devices last month. Finally, they have launched some of the devices in India. The Amazon Echo Plus 2nd Gen and Echo Dot 3rd Gen are now available in India. The Echo Dot will be in stock starting October 25 and is available in its white variant. The Grey and Black Variant will be available from October 25. Apart from being on sale, the devices are also already available at a discounted price on Amazon.
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Echo Plus 2nd Gen
The Echo Plus is a hands free smart speaker and this is the second generation of the device. Connected to the Amazon assistant Alexa, it performs a variety of task which make your day to day functioning easier. The Echo Plus sports a new look over the previous generation and looks more premium. Weighing in at around 780 grams, the device is pretty compact and will fit in any corner of your house. The Echo Plus can connect to not only your smartphone but also all the other smart devices present in your home. This gives you the ability to control the lights, ACs, microwaves and any other device which is compatible with Alexa.
Essentially being a speaker, the Echo Plus has premium speakers powered by Dolby, which play ‘360 degree’ audio and claims to offer crisp vocals and a dynamic bass response. The device is integrated with 7 far-field microphones so that it can hear you with clarity even if you are on the other side of the room.
With Alexa integration, the device can play music, answer your questions, sort your calendar, make and sneer calls and send messages. It also performs advanced activities such as ordering a cab, ordering food and tell you jokes.
Echo Dot 3rd Gen
The Echo Dot on the other hand, can perform all the functions the Echo Plus can. The only difference is the fact that it is as the same suggest, really compact. The devices weighs in at around 300 grams. The Echo Dot has 4 far-field microphones to hear you through a noisy environment.
Both the devices have physical buttons for controlling them. The devices also feature a 3.5 mm audio jack to be used as a conventional speaker.