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Published on January 16th, 2018 | by Sunit Nandi

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Amazon Echo 2 Review

Are you a music buff? And does your ears yearn for good quality sound? Then you must get your hands on the all new Amazon Echo 2. The speaker you wished all this time is now available. The Echo 2 will take your music listening level to greater heights and you can experience the calmness the music will create in your home.

Also, its smart features let you order products, cabs, request news, weather forecast, sports update all just on your voice command. Check out this detailed review to know more about this amazing product.

Amazon Echo 2 Review

  1. The Echo 2 lets you control it with your voice more instantly than the previous version
  2. The Alexa voice service connects to numerous sections like; music, ask questions, listen to news, sports, take and make calls, weather reports, sending and receiving messages, etc.
  3. The speakers are even more impressive with the Dolby processing features added.
  4. The Echo 2 is equipped with seven microphones and a beamforming technology which allows you to call ‘Alexa’ even from a distant corner of your room.
  5. With Echo 2 your life becomes much easier as it can carry out your crucial tasks like waking you up on time, play music, order online, set calendar dates, etc.

Specifications of Amazon Echo 2

  • Design – The Amazon Echo 2 is made in a cylindrical shape with microphones on the base top of the speaker. You have the option to customize the Echo 2 according to your room requirements. Customize the Echo 2 in the fabric and finishes of your choice.
  • Color – The Amazon Echo 2 is available in six different variants i.e. Charcoal fabric, Heather gray fabric, Sandstone, Walnut, Oak, and Silver.
  • Microphone available – The all new Echo 2 is uses seven microphones which work on the latest beamforming technology so that it can hear any question you ask from any direction. Even when you are in a noisy environment or there are already songs playing still you can communicate with Echo.
  • Additional Details – Using Echo you can order an Uber, call and send message hands-free, control your househole equipment like room heater, lights using Echo. The Echo 2 hears everything i.e. it is a 360˚ omnidirectional listening device.

What is the Price of Amazon Echo 2?

  • The product is available for just Rs.9,999/- on Amazon and is available only through invitation.
  • With the purchase of this product you also get one year membership of Amazon prime absolutely free. And you might want to check Amazon Echo 2 review which is being mentioned further.
  • Offers on Amazon Echo 2
    • Purchase this product on EMI option starting from Rs.475/month and will be a No Cost EMI. However, there might be some additional charges levied by the bank which you should check with your bank.
    • Get one-year Amazon Prime membership on purchasing this product.
    • Get 15% discount/cashback during the upcoming Amazon Great Indian Sale 2018 on paying through SBI debit/credit card or Amazon Pay Balance.
    • Get additional 10% discount on paying through the ICICI bank credit or debit cards. No coupon code is required in such case.

How is Echo 2 different from the originals?

  • Weight – Amazon Echo original weighs 1045 gms while Echo 2 weighs 820 gms i.e. way more lighter than the previous version.
  • Wake Calls – Both the devices respond to the wake call ‘Alexa’ instantly
  • Design – The Echo 2 model is available in different range of finishes and contemporary designs to suit your home décor as per the Amazon Echo 2 review from many customers.
  • Height – It is much shorter than compared to other Echo devices.
  • Speaker Specification – The original has 2.5 inch woofer and 2.0 inch tweeter while the Echo 2 has 2.5 inch woofer and 0.6 inch tweeter
  • Connectivity – The connectivity of Amazon Echo original is Bluetooth and dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi and of Echo 2 is Dual band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  • Price – Amazon Echo 2 is cheaper than the original by almost Rs.5600/- and is available for just Rs. 9,999/-.

Critics Reviews

Pocket-lint: In the Amazon Echo 2 review, the pocket-lint have mentioned that the Echo 2 model has been developed in a better and more up-to-date design. While the Alexa experience is still up to the mark the Echo 2 sound quality has dropped off ‘in terms of connectivity and reliability’ said the review.

Tech-advisor: Another Amazon Echo 2 review says that it has been updated with additional features like the top volume ring has been replaced with volume buttons and also has a 3.5mm audio input so that you can plug in the speaker which does not have Bluetooth. Tech-advisor urges you to buy this product if you are looking for a cheaper version of the Alexa line up.

Bring the Technology your Home

The world is rapidly moving towards high-end technological devices and due to the latest inventions, those products are even available for a common man to purchase. Now make your daily life smart and hands free with the latest Alexa device Amazon Echo second generation. This product is not just a speaker but a decorative furniture which will beautify your home, kitchen, bedroom the way you always wanted.

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