08 January 2020
Amazon has expanded its Echo smart speakers’ portfolio by adding a new variant called the Echo Input Portable Smart Speaker. The new member fulfills one of the most requested features from customers in India that is Portability. As the name is enough to imply, the Echo Input ensures portability as it comes with a built-in battery to offer you uninterrupted service for hours.
As per the company’s claims, the Echo Input Portable Smart Speaker can offer up to 10 hours of continuous music playing or up 11 hours of stand-by life from the 4,800mAH battery capacity.
According to Amazon, the Echo Input Portable Smart Speaker Edition shares the same hardware architecture as the Echo Input, another smart speaker it launched last year. Apart from portability, the new speaker shares the same set of features as available with the existing ones.
The Echo Input Portable Smart Speaker offers hands-free access to Alexa to perform several operations using more than 30,000 Alexa skills, such as play music, get weather alerts, listen to latest news updates, and more. Users can also stream music from Amazon Prime Music, Apple Music, JioSaavn, and Gaana by simply asking the assistant to play their favorite song, artist, or genre.
Just like the others, you can connect your mobile phone using Bluetooth and stream your favorite music. You can also connect smart home products for great control.
The Amazon Echo Input Portable Smart Speaker includes built-in speakers and physical buttons for controlling volume, a power button to turn on/off the device, and a mute button to disconnect the microphones.
The Amazon Echo Input Portable comes in Black color and is priced at Rs. 5,999 ($84). But users can currently purchase it at an introductory price of Rs. 4,999 ($70). The device will begin shipping on December 18.