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Amazon adds to Echo family with 2 new devices

March 3, 2016 - Uncategorized



Amazon is bringing Alexa to two new devices.

The company unveiled two new Alexa-enabled devices Thursday: the $129.99 Amazon Tap, a portable Bluetooth speaker, and the $89.99 Echo Dot, which allows you to bring Echo-like functionality to other speakers in your home

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About the size of Logitech’s UE Boom 2 speaker, Amazon Tap, is so named because you need to tap the microphone button on the front of the speaker in order to use Alexa

This push-to-talk functionality is primarily for battery conservation — Amazon says designing a portable speaker with the always-on features of an Echo would be prohibitively limiting to the device’s battery. Speaking of battery life, Amazon Tap clocks in at 9 hours of playback time and up to 3 weeks on standby, according to Amazon. When you do need to charge it, you can do so by placing it on the included charging cradle, pictured in the photo above, though it also has a micro-USB port that can be used for charging as well. Read more…

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Source: Mashable

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