Amazon Echo Dot is a generation of smart speakers that bring many features and uses to users. In this article, we would like to provide information to help you consider using them.
What is Amazon Echo Dot?
The Amazon Echo Dot is a smaller version of the Echo smart speaker. In general, it is compact and suitable to be placed anywhere without affecting the overall space.
This is a voice-controlled smart speaker with an artificially intelligent personal assistant called Alexa that can play music, set alarms, and control other “smart” devices in the home. Besides, Alexa can play games, answer the question by searching the information on the internet, and complete hundreds of other tasks.
What makes the Amazon Echo Dot different from other Echo speakers?
The Amazon Echo Dot has a smaller size and speaker system than the Amazon Echo speakers. Therefore, the sound quality of this smart speaker is not too impressive. However, it can connect to external speakers via an audio cable or using Bluetooth, while other Echo speakers of the first generation will not be able to connect to external speakers.
While the Echo is a compact Bluetooth speaker, the Dot is more like a home device because it is smaller and lighter so it can be easily slipped into a pocket or stored in a drawer. You can use the Dot in your kitchen to set a timer or help you with your daily chores or shop from millions of Amazon products with just your voice. The Dot can be everything an Echo can be but in a much smaller device.
If you already own an Echo, you can perfectly combine it with the Echo Dot. While Echo types cannot transmit information from one device to another, they do have microphone technology that ensures the nearest Echo will receive commands and act on voice commands.
Generations of Amazon Echo Dot
The first generation of the Amazon Echo Dot was announced in 2016 and so far, it has gone through all 4 generations with a lot of upgrades and improvements. The 2nd generation comes after the first in only 7 months at a lower price, with Echo Spatial Perception (ESP) technology that allows several speakers to combine. In September 2018, an update of the Echo Dot (3rd generation) speaker was released. This is also one of the best-selling smart speaker models in Amazon’s history.
The 4th generation of Echo Dot was announced in September 2020. The product is redesigned in a fresh shape and is 30% smaller when compared to the 3rd generation. The latest generation of Echo Dot is the 4th generation with a unique spherical design along with appreciated sound quality. Besides, it is built with multiple layers of privacy protection and has a microphone mute button to disconnect the electronic microphone. You also have control over your voice recordings and can view, listen to or delete them at any time.
Amazon Echo Dot is a great assistant for you to control everything in your home. Contact us if you need to integrate smart speakers with the management of household items to better preserve them.