Amazon today introduced the Echo Input for the Indian market. The Echo Input was unveiled in September last year alongside other Echo products.
Specifications & Features:
The Echo Input lets users convert any existing speaker into a smart speaker by adding the Alexa voice assistant. Design-wise, the Echo Input is a disc-shaped device and measures 12.5mm in thickness. There is a single Blue LED light along with two buttons on the top for switching off the microphone and triggering Alexa. The device comes with four microphones so that users can use voice commands from across the room.
To set-up the Echo Input, users will need to use the Alexa app available on Android and iOS to connect the speaker to Wi-Fi and register it. The Echo Input can be connected to an existing speaker via the included 3.5mm audio cable or Bluetooth. It features a micro-USB port on the side and ships with a 5W power adapter. Apart from the various voice commands, users can also ask Alexa to play music from streaming services like Amazon Prime Music, Saavn, Hungama and Gaana.
It’s worth noting that the Echo Input does not feature built-in speakers, and is a companion device to add Alexa to your existing speaker.
Pricing & Availability:
The Echo Input is now on sale in India at Rs 2,999 and will start shipping immediately. As for availability, the Echo Input will also be available at offline retailers like Croma, Vijay Sales and more.
As part of the launch offers, Amazon has tied up with select speaker manufacturers to bundle the Echo Input at a discount. The JBL Go 2 speaker with Echo Input can be availed at Rs 2,699 with a discount of Rs 1,499. Users can get the Echo Input for free on the purchase of newly launched Ultimate Ears BOOM 3 and the Bose Soundlink Revolve.