19 March 2019
The Indian audio products brand boAt has launched its first-ever smart speaker Stone 700A in the country. It is essentially a Bluetooth speaker but with in-built Alexa support. It means instead of just pairing it with a smartphone/laptop and listening to songs, it can be used for interacting with Alexa to get things done and get answers to certain questions.
The boAt Stone 700A comes with Amazon Alexa but the assistant does not get triggered with the voice command. It features a dedicated physical button to do so and additionally, one can also use the boAt Nirvana companion app. Once the assistant has been triggered, it is then possible to make use of voice commands. For those who don't want to interact with Alexa using voice, they have the option of doing so using the companion app as well.
In terms of technical specifications, the speaker features two 5W full-range drivers with a frequency response range of 95-18,000 Hz. It is a rugged speaker as it is shockproof, waterproof (IPX 6 certification), and idiotproof which means one should not worry that much about its durability. It is powered by a 2000mAh battery claimed to last for up to 10 hours on a single charge.
Saurabh Goswami, boAt's Marketing Head said,
”boAt Stone 700A can make your dream a reality by bringing you the World of Alexa in an IPX6 water shock and dust resistant speaker. The speaker is perfect for outdoor parties, showers, pool sides, group camping and other hard-core activities.”
The boAt Stone 700A with Alexa support has been priced at Rs. 3,199 which is competitive pricing. It is available for purchase via Amazon India.