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What is Echo Spot?

Amazon’s new Echo Spot is a smart alarm clock that has multiple features. With the Echo Spot device, you can make video calls. It seems to be a hybrid device of Echo Dot and Echo Show that has a 2.5-inch screen with a curved edge. There are two color options: black and white.


Size:  4.1” x 3.8” x 3.6” (104 mm x 97 mm x 91 mm)
Weight:  14.8 oz. (419 grams) 
Wi-Fi Connectivity:  Dual-band Wi-Fi supports 802.11 a/b/g/n (2.4 and 5 GHz) networks. 
Bluetooth Connectivity: Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) support for audio streaming from your mobile device to Echo Spot or from Echo Spot to your Bluetooth speaker. Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) for voice control of connected mobile devices. 

Audio Built-in speaker: 3.5 mm stereo audio output for use with external speakers (audio cable not included).
Accessibility Features:  On Echo devices with screens, you can enable Alexa captioning and closed captioning, magnify the screen, toggle color inversion, and choose between color correction options. You can also enable the VoiceView screen reader to use gestures to navigate the screen and hear spoken feedback about the items you select. 


Warranty and Service:  1-year limited warranty and service included. 

Benefits of Echo Spot

Echo Spot is a multi-purpose device, allowing you to perform a variety of different tasks. Echo Spot can connect to Alexa, a cloud-based voice service, and play music, give news updates, answer questions, set up alarms, control smart home devices, browse through to-do lists and shopping lists, etc. You can also see music lyrics, browse through your calendars, see video flash briefings of news and download and listen to audiobooks. Thus, it houses many of the features of Alexa in a compact, stylish design. 

This device features four microphones with far-field technology and superior noise cancellation, allowing for you to communicate with the device from across the room, even while the music is playing.
With Echo Spot, you can also control your smart home. You can use it to monitor your front door or the nursery as it gives live camera feed. You can also make hands-free voice calls and video calls to friends and family who have an Echo Spot, Echo Show, or the Alexa App. You can also use it to broadcast messages to all other Echo devices. 

Echo spot also has many skills, much like apps that perform many functions e.g. you can test your knowledge with Jeopardy, track your fitness with Fitbit, play games, find your inner Zen with Headspace. 

User Reviews:

Users love this device for its utility, using it to get news updates, watch movie trailers, set alarms and make calls. Users also enjoy using this device to control their smart homes and for its good image quality, color touchscreen and camera. Constant software updates allow for limitless possibilities of uses. All you have to do is ask!