Echo is a range of speakers developed by Amazon, however, these are no ordinary speakers. The Amazon Echo speakers are smart speakers powered by Amazon’s very own AI assistant Alexa. Furthermore, they are one of the top smart speakers in the market and really come in handy while carrying out daily activities. In this article, we shall take a look at all the Amazon Alexa Echo devices as well as their price.

Amazon Alexa Echo Devices

History Behind The Amazon Alexa Echo

To begin with, in the year 2011 Amazon began work on a project named ‘Project D‘ which is now called the Amazon Echo. Furthermore, the other projects being worked on at the time were the Kindle ‘Project A’ and the fire phone ‘Project B’. The Amazon Alexa Echo was initially supposed to be called Amazon Flash. However, the name was changed to Amazon Alexa after Jeff Bezos (Amazon CEO) consulted his research and development team. At first, the Echo was only pitched to the market as a smart speaker. However, it has evolved into a smart hub. This was because the AI assistant Alexa that powered the Echo devices became so efficient and developed to such an extent that it became more of a smart hub.

Then after 3 years of dedication and hard work put into the Echo, in the year 2014, it was finally launched. Furthermore, Amazon’s Alexa was also used to market the product.

Amazon Alexa Echo Devices

Since the development of the first generation Alexa Echo, Amazon came out with a couple of more Echo devices to add to the product line. We shall take a look at all the Amazon Alexa Echo devices as well as look at their respective price.

Additionally, click here to read more about Alexa.

1. First Generation Amazon Echo

Firstly, we have the first generation Amazon Alexa Echo which is a 23.5cm cylinder speaker. Furthermore, the hardware used in this device consisted of an ARM Cortex A-8 processor, 4 GB of storage space, and 256 MB of RAM. Despite the device having a voice control feature directly from the device, it also gives users the option to purchase a remote similar to the one that comes with the Amazon Fire TV, to use the voice control feature and use other features of the remote as well. Furthermore, a portion of the top half rotates to increase or reduce the volume. Lastly, the Echo must be plugged in to use as it has no battery of its own.

  • Model – Echo First Generation
  • Color – Black
  • Power Requirement – 5V
  • TouchPad – No
  • Network connectivity – Bluetooth Connectivity And Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • The display included – No

Starting Price of the Amazon Alexa Echo First Generation Speaker – ₹ 11,999 (However this device is currently unavailable)

First Generation Amazon Echo

2. Echo Dot

The first Amazon Echo Dot was unveiled during the year 2016 and it has come with 3 more generations of Dot’s after that.

A) First Generation

During the year 2016 Amazon launched the next speaker in the product line and that was the Amazon Alexa Echo Dot. It is much smaller than the first generation Echo and resembles the shape and size of a hockey puck. Furthermore, it has an interesting feature that allows the Echo Dot to connect to external speakers. However, this feature was included due to the small size of speakers on the unit. Moreover, this device features almost all the functions of the first-generation Echo. Lastly, portable batteries are available for the device.

  • Model- Echo Dot
  • Color – Black
  • Power Requirement – 5V
  • TouchPad – No
  • Network connectivity – Bluetooth Connectivity And Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • The display included – No

Starting Price of the Amazon Alexa Echo Dot First Generation Speaker – ₹ 4,499 (However this device is currently unavailable)

First Generation Amazon Echo Dot

B) Second Generation

Shortly after the launch of the first generation Alexa Echo Dot, the second generation was released in October of that same year. Furthermore, this device came at a lower price and also efficient and improved voice recognition. Additionally, this device comes in 3 color variations; black, white, and grey.

  • Model – Echo Dot 2nd Gen
  • Color – Black, White, and Grey
  • Power Requirement – 5V
  • Network connectivity – Bluetooth Connectivity as well as Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • The display included – No

Starting Price of the Amazon Alexa Echo Dot Second Generation Speaker – ₹ 3,499 (However this device is currently unavailable)

Second Generation Amazon Echo Dot

C) Third Generation

Then came the Echo Dot third generation which was an upgraded version of the 2nd Gen. It was launched during the year 2018 and came with a fabric covering which gave the speaker a different feel. Furthermore, this device is very cost-effective and pretty loud for its size.

  • Model – Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
  • Color – White
  • Network connectivity – Wi-Fi as well as Bluetooth connectivity

Starting Price of the Amazon Alexa Echo Dot Third Generation Speaker – ₹ 2,999

4th Gen Vs 3rd Gen Amazon Echo Dot

D) Fourth Generation

2 years later since the launch of the 3rd Gen Dot, Amazon came out with the Alexa Echo Dot 4th generation. Furthermore, the design of this device was spherical as compared to the earlier puck-shaped models. Lastly, it comes in 3 color variants: Black, Blue as well as White.

  • Model – Echo Dot (4th Gen)
  • Color – Black, Blue, White
  • Network connectivity – Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

Starting Price of the Amazon Alexa Echo Dot Fourth Generation Speaker – ₹ 4,499

3. Amazon Tap

The next device we shall look at is the Amazon Tap. This device was made as a smaller and portable version of its predecessor the Amazon Echo. Initially, users had to press an activation button in order to give voice commands, however, this changed with a software update that came in 2017. Being powered by changeable batteries, this device was portable in contrast to the Amazon Alexa Echo.

  • Model – Amazon Tap
  • Color – Black
  • TouchPad – No
  • Network connectivity – Bluetooth Connectivity And Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • The display included – No

However, Amazon has discontinued this device.

Amazon Tap

4. Echo Look

The Echo Look is a camera with Amazon’s Alexa in-built. Furthermore, it was first introduced in 2017. Moreover, this device is priced at just $20 more than the first-generation Echo. Additionally, the device can provide outfit recommendations. It does this with the help of Artificial Intelligence. The device can also take videos and click pictures and also includes features available on the Echo. The Echo Look includes all the features Alexa has to offer. It can take 360-degree videos as well as click full-length pictures. Additionally, it can rate your looks in different outfits and can also make a catalog of saved outfits.

  • Model – Echo Look
  • Device Type – web camera
  • Color – Black and White
  • Video-Input – Color or B&Wcolor
  • Audio Support – Yes
  • Audio Support Features – built-in microphone, built-in speaker
  • Network connectivity – Bluetooth Connectivity And Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • The display included – No

However, Amazon has discontinued this device.

Amazon Echo Look

5. Echo Show

Amazon introduced the Echo Show in May 2017. Furthermore, it houses a 7-inch liquid-crystal display screen for playing media, making video calls (5 MP front camera), and a couple of other features. Initially the Echo Show sold solely in the United States.

A year after the first-generation launched, they unveiled a second-generation Echo Show during an Alexa product event. Furthermore, the new device houses a 10-inch touchscreen, improved speakers, as well as a mesh casing.

  • Model – Echo Show
  • Color – Black, White
  • Network connectivity – Wi-Fi as well as Bluetooth connectivity
  • The display included – Yes

Starting Price of the Amazon Alexa Echo Show – ₹ 6,499

Echo Show Vs Echo Spot

6. Echo Spot

Amazon launched the Alexa Echo Spot in September 2017. Furthermore, this device has similar features to that of the Echo Show. However, the Echo Spot is hemispherical in shape. Additionally, Echo Spot is home to a 2.5-inch circular screen and looks similar to an alarm clock.

  • Model – Echo Spot
  • Color – White
  • Power Requirement – 16.5V
  • TouchPad – Yes
  • Network connectivity – Bluetooth Connectivity as well as Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • The display included – Yes

Starting Price of the Amazon Alexa Echo Spot – ₹ 6,499

7. Echo Plus

The next device we shall look at is the Echo Plus. The Echo Plus was announced in September 2017 and was officially launched in October. Furthermore, this device has many similarities with the first-generation Echo in design. Additionally, it can be used as a smart as it has the capability to connect to other smart devices. Furthermore, it supports Dolby Sound.

Amazon unveiled a 2nd Gen Echo Plus in 2018. Furthermore, it featured a fabric covering and also it was home to a new embedded temperature sensor.

  • Model – Echo Plus
  • Color – Black
  • Power Requirement – 5V
  • TouchPad – Yes
  • Network connectivity – Bluetooth Connectivity as well as Wi-Fi Connectivity
  • The display included – No

Starting Price of the Amazon Alexa Echo Plus – ₹ 11,999

Amazon Echo Plus

8. Echo Flex

Amazon released the Echo Flex during the year 2019. Furthermore, it retails for $24.99. Moreover, this device is smaller than most of the other Echo devices. It is just a small speaker device that you plugin. Additionally, it houses a Type-A USB port for charging purposes or to connect any external devices.

  • Model – Echo Flex
  • Color – White
  • Network connectivity – Wi-Fi as well as Bluetooth connectivity
  • The display included – No

Starting Price of the Amazon Alexa Echo Flex – ₹ 2,999

Amazon Echo Flex

Also, click here to read an article about Google Home Vs Amazon Echo.

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FAQs Regarding Amazon Alexa

During which year did Amazon release the first Echo device?

To begin with, in the year 2011 Amazon began work on a project named ‘Project D‘ which is now called the Amazon Echo. Then after 3 years of dedication and hard work put into the Echo, in the year 2014, it was finally launched

Which is the best Alexa device?

The Amazon Alexa Echo is definitely a budget friendly device and also houses a number of really cool features.

Is Alexa dangerous to use?

It really depends on where you keep the Amazon Alexa Echo device. However, keeping it in certain places might risk your privacy.

Is it worth buying the Amazon Alexa Echo?

The Echo devices have incredible looks along with its technology. In conclusion, the Amazon Alexa Echo devices are definitely a good buy and are easy on your pocket as well.

Editor’s Note | Amazon Alexa

To sum up, the Amazon range of Alexa Echo devices shows how far we have come in technology. The Echo devices have incredible looks along with its technology. The AI that powers the devices just keeps getting better. Moreover, these devices could be developed to do almost anything and everything. In conclusion, the Amazon Alexa Echo devices are definitely a good buy and are easy on your pocket as well.

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