Amazon adds a time-n-temperature display to its entry-level Echo Dot speaker.
Ever since it launched the Echo range of smart speakers, Amazon has been very creative in finding new ways to get Alexa into our lives. The big jump came a few weeks ago when she began speaking Hindi. But in one teeny weeny detail, the makers were upstaged: On this page, three weeks ago we reviewed the Lenovo smart clock, combining a smart speaker with a time display. Nothing is exclusive for long -- and now Amazon has launched a new model of its Echo dot mini speaker with an LED display that can be set to show the time or the temperature -- or serve as a kitchen timer.
In other essentials it is the same as the Dot: a 1.6-inch speaker in a chunky half kg fabric-covered body with Bluetooth and 3.5 mm audio outputs -- and the same smart, all-knowing lady responding to your commands and queries. The Echo Dot with Clock costs Rs 4999, that's just Rs 1000 more than the plain Dot.