Amazon Tap and Echo Dot Alexa-enabled devices introduced

Amazon Tap and Echo Dot

After the successful Echo virtual assistant that was introduced back in 2014, the company has introduced its successor, Amazon Tap in the form of a portable speaker and Echo Dot, which is a tiny disk. The Amazon Tap has dual stereo speakers with Dolby processing that promises crisp vocals, extended bass response, and 360° omni-directional audio. It also has a built-in battery that promises up to 9 hours of continuous playback.


The Echo Dot is a small built-in speaker that connects to home speakers with an audio cable or via Bluetooth, and add voice-control to your home stereo system.

Amazon Tap

Features of Amazon Tap

  • Just tap and ask for music from Prime Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn
  • Uses the Alexa Voice Service when connected to Wi-Fi (802.11n) or a mobile hotspot to play music, read the news, provide weather reports, and even order a pizza
  • Streams all your music via Bluetooth from your phone or tablet
  • Delivers crisp sound powered by Dolby, with dual stereo speakers that provide 360º omni-directional audio
  • Dual 1.5-inch drivers and dual passive radiators for bass extension
  • Provides up to 9 hours of playback
  • Always getting smarter and adding new features and skills
  • Includes Charging Cradle


Features of Amazon Echo Dot

  • Uses the Alexa Voice Service to play music, provide information, read the news, set alarms, control smart home devices, and more using just your voice
  • Connects speakers over Bluetooth or with the included audio cable to play music from Prime Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn
  • Includes a built-in speaker so it can work on its own as a smart alarm clock in the bedroom, an assistant in the kitchen, or anywhere you might want a voice-controlled computer
  • Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n (Dual-band), dual-antenna (MIMO)
  • Hears you from across the room with far-field voice recognition, even while music is playing
  • Controls smart home devices like lights, switches, thermostats, and more with compatible connected devices from WeMo, Philips Hue, Samsung SmartThings, ecobee, and others
  • Always getting smarter and adding new features and skills
  • Learn more about Bluetooth speakers that work well with Echo Dot

The Amazon Tap is priced at $129.99, now available for order and ships March 31st. The Amazon Echo Dot is priced at $89.99 and is available exclusively for Prime members through Alexa Voice Shopping (existing Echo and Fire TV customers).

Author: Srivatsan Sridhar

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