I am curious about every single Item my audience are using in daily life, so I do my best research to find out the high quality, known and tested brand and price conscious items for reviews.
I always chose an item for single product review when I test it myself, without testing a product I do research on that specific item for about a week to confirm it to either I should bring it your information or not. So I chose Amazon Alexa Echo Review after I use it and experienced its performance.
I experienced a sound of an echo device and thought about not I should share the experience with you guys. Here is the Alexa Echo review and buyer guide for your information and knowledge. Keep reading
Amazon Alexa Echo 2nd Generation Specs
This device is coming in beautiful round cylinder shape with the specifications of front and back. The height of the Amazon Alexa Echo 2nd Generation is 5.9”. The width of the round cylinder is about 3.5-inches, which means only that much place it will require to keep it in your home.
On the front of this smart speaker you will find action button to take any action at all. Volume up and down buttons on the front. You will find micro-phone off button on the front to control the micro-phones.
A beautiful light ring is installed on the device to make its shape really attractive. Seven micro phone array is also on the front of this Echo.
A 2.5-inches Woofer is installed on this prettiness along with 0.6 tweeter to boost up the sound quality and give a tremendous bass on the bass songs and music.
The speaker and its echo is secured in an echo shell. On one side of the shell you will find 3.5 mm audio output and power port. The power port is for giving it power to keep it alive and singing as per your instructions and controls.
It is a dual band wifi supported (802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 and 5 GHz) networks) device, means, you can connect it with wifi and do things online. Later on in features I will discuss this in features of this device.
It does not support the peer to peer connection or connecting it to ad-hoc networks. It has the specification of advance audio distribution profile “A2DO” that lean towards the most special show of supporting and controlling audio stream from your mobile phone and smartphones.
It has the capacity of voice control a really special specification on this device, the audio and video remote system “AVRCP” is coming built-in with it for controlling voice of your connected mobile phones.
Hands free voice control is not in its capacities for Mac and OS X expedient so it cannot support it at all. The speaker of with blue tooth connectivity which need PIN codes are not supported on this maneuver.
All of the echoes on this device are corded and not powered by battery. It needs a setup to your address book to select the contact number from the list to call and your device will make a call with your voice configurations.
You should only say the name or contact number of the person to whom you want to call and the rest it will do. For best use of calls you can use skype with it to have a good experience. For enhancement of most of the features you will need Alexa Amazon app and Amazon account.
Through Alexa App you can set up and enable “my media”, it will grant you access to connect to your home media or iTunes account on your computer.
Once you set up this mentioned setup on your device and the setup is done, now just say, “Alexa open my media” it will open it and say “play the beats” and promptly it will play it on your asking.
The only difference between and echo and dot is the speaker and in my opinion it a great difference or everyone has own taste in this manner.
Alexa Echo 2nd Generation features
Alexa Echo 2nd Generation smart speaker in Charcoal fabric and wood veneers available in both in the market.
It is a brand new design with new Alexa speaker and is in range of designs exactly according to your choice and taste. A beautiful thing with which you will have the facility of doing calls, set music volume alarms and timer, and switch smart home devices.
If there is a song on the list and you want to play it, now you do not need to break your ease, just ask the Echo to play it for you and it will instantly play it on for you. Astonishing things are coming with the new technology.
Configure the device with your voice this way it would be able to recognize your voice and you can control it through your voice. Ask an artist or genre from your music library that most probably be Spotify music, Pandora music or more you can store on Alexa Echo Device 2nd generation.
You can play on your music on Alexa compatible devices through Amazon Alexa Echo with multi-room music in different rooms. This device can play audio-books, radio broadcasts, news briefings and much more on list of its provisions.
You can make a call by asking to your device for making a call and can also connect to other compatible devices inside your home by your voice controls.
Brand new speaker installed on the device that can process with Dolby for crunchy spoken and active bass retort. The device can cover the room 360-degree omnidirectional audio to give a best audio experience with Alexa commands.
Another really amazing specification and feature of Alexa Echo is you can check your calendar by asking it, the weather conditions in your area and overall. Ask for your favorite sports score and it will tell you the score.
Now it is too easy to accomplish your to-do list by your device and also can manage and sort your shopping gradients. Manage and keep hold on compatible smarts lights through this beauty of technology.
It is giving you freedom to control your garage entrances, regulators, irrigators and much more by only asking Amazon Alexa Echo, the rest it will do depending upon your instructions.
But for information and knowledge I must say that most of the features of this device does not need it. You should have a smart phone with Alexa app installed on it and Amazon account for your essential entertainment stuff.
For some of the features you would definitely need the Amazon prime. It will give you access to music but you can do this by other means also. If you guys do not know about Zigbee hub, through this article I am also explaining it for your info.
Amazon Alexa Echo 2nd Generation Performance
This term Zigbee hub is in fact a protocol used for smart home product. It is functioning exactly like a middle man to interact with other home devices. It means by this protocol your smart device will talk to each other and act as per your given actions.
It is a kind of translator which translates the lango of one device to the other to perform the action in better way to give you the best results and can be use on Amazon Alexa Echo device.
Most of the electronic devices e.g laptop, phone, and tablet etc are compatible with power supply in 110 to 240 Volt range. But when you have the proper adapter plug in you can use it according to the power supply of your native regions and country.
If you want to compare it with the Amazon Alexa Echo 1st generation, there is a certain improvement in the sound quality in 2nd Generation. The old one was with a bit poor sound quality but this one is a real beauty in quality performance.
The device has definitly some pros and cons, I am mentioning it here for info.
- Best Sound Quality.
- Can be connected through wifi dual band.
- Small space required for placement.
- Nice Voice controls.
- Home devices can be operate through this.
- Smart Speaker.
- Call can be made.
- Cannot understand all languages.
- No rechargeable battery installed.
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