Amazon Unveils Echo Dot and Amazon Tap

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Amazon announced two new Alexa-enabled devices called Echo Dot and Amazon Tap.

Describing the former, an Amazon spokesperson tells WebProNews, "Echo Dot is a hands-free, voice controlled device that uses the same far-field voice recognition as Echo. Directly connect Echo Dot to speakers with an audio cable or via Bluetooth, and add voice-control to your home stereo system. Plus, with its small built-in speaker, you can place Echo Dot in the bedroom and use it as a smart alarm clock, or in any room as a voice assistant to control smart home devices and more."

The device is available for $89.99 exclusively for Prime members through Alexa Voice Shopping. To order an Echo Dot, existing Echo and Fire TV customers can just say “Alexa, order an Echo Dot.”


You can check out the device here.

"Amazon Tap is an Alexa-enabled portable Bluetooth and Wi-Fi speaker that offers rich, full-range sound," the spokesperson says. "Just tap the microphone button and ask for music, hear the news, search for information, order a pizza, and more with the Alexa Voice Service. Amazon Tap has dual stereo speakers with Dolby processing that provide crisp vocals, extended bass response, and 360° omni-directional audio."


Amazon Tap is now available for pre-order for $129.99. You can check that out here.

Amazon's Echo has proven to be a popular device, particularly compared to its failed Fire Phone. The company said it was the number one best seller across all $100+ products available on on Black Friday. In November, Amazon Echo was added to the inventories of 3,000 stores throughout the U.S. including The Home Depot, Staples, Sears, Brookstone, Radioshack, Fred Meyer, P.C. Richard & Son, and others.

Echo gained new support from Spotify and Uber about a month ago.

Images via Amazon

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