Amazon Echo Dot (2022): the 5th generation connected speaker also acts as a Wi-Fi repeater
Amazon announced a slew of new devices yesterday, including the next generation of some of the company’s favorite Alexa speakers, the Echo Dot, Echo Dot with Clock, and Echo Dot Kids, as well as an update. level of the Echo Studio.
In addition to its Kindle Scribe, the first e-reader equipped with a stylus, Amazon unveiled new fifth-generation Echo Dot connected speakers at a conference last night. The standard Echo Dot now comes witha new custom full speakerwhich features the highest excursion of any Echo Dot and claims to deliver clearer vocals and twice as powerful bass while being the same size. Users of theEcho Studio will also be able to take advantage of spatial audio, the latest trend in audio enhancement technology. This custom audio processing is based on Amazon’s 3D audio technology.
Amazon also announced a big update for the all-new Amazon Echo Dot (5th Gen), as well as the older Amazon Echo (2020) and Amazon Echo Dot (2020). These can now help strengthen the Wi-Fi signal around your home as part of your Eero mesh Wi-Fi setup. In other words, your smart speaker can act as a Wi-Fi repeater.
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Amazon is also updating its other connected speakers
For its part, the Echo Dot with clock display now goes beyond the time to view calendar events and media informationmaking it a useful addition for anyone looking for a sleek and compact smart speaker for a bedside table or desk.
The Echo Dot and Echo Dot with Clock feature new sensors (including a temperature sensor) that enable more contextual Alexa experiences, like the ability to ask Alexa toautomatically turn on your smart fan when it’s too hot inside. The next-gen also adds an accelerometer to enable new gesture tap controls, so you can simply tap the top of the device to pause and resume music, turn off timers, or end a call.
The Echo Dot is currently available for pre-order on Amazon at a price of €59.99. It will then be available on October 20 in three colors : White, Anthracite and Navy Blue.