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Amazon brings back the Echo Spot

by on09 July 2024

New look for the intelligent alarm clock

Amazon is bringing back the Echo Spot, a compact, Alexa-enabled smart alarm clock with a colourful display.

It shows the time, weather updates, and song titles right from your nightstand, but it has a few differences from the original model, which was released in 2017 and discontinued after two years. Its front face, which now cleverly integrates a split design to house both a hemispherical display and a speaker.

Amazon says the new model has better sound and a sharper display. Echo Spot’s display can be customized to fit the aesthetic of your bedroom. You can choose from six different colourways—orange, violet, magenta, lime, teal, and blue—to select a vibe that fits your style. You can also mix and match colours with a variety of clock faces.

With Alexa onboard, it handles simple tasks like checking the weather and displaying song titles while you listen to music. You can easily set alarms by asking Alexa, like "Alexa, set a weekday alarm for 7 am with soft new age junk." The alarm is snoozed by tapping the Echo Spot if you prefer a few extra moments of sleep when it goes off.

The new Echo Spot does not have a camera, which was only really useful for making a sex tape video call. Audio calls are still possible. Just tell Alexa to start the call for you.

 Echo Spot can be connected to compatible smart home devices, allowing you to create Alexa Routines that automate daily tasks. For example, you can set up a Routine that plays the morning news and starts making the coffee.

If Amazon supercharges Alexa with AI, it might be able to do more in the future.

Prime members can snag Amazon's latest release, the new Echo Spot, with a 44 per cent discount. This upgraded device offers better sound, enhanced functionality, and a fresh design.

The Echo Spot is available now in Black, Glacier White, or Ocean Blue for $79.99 (€74.07). Until 17 July, Prime members can buy it for just $44.99 (€41.67) as part of Prime Day 2024.

Last modified on 09 July 2024
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