Amazon launched the Echo Input smart speaker in India on December 4, 2019. The Alexa-powered smart speaker will go on sale today on Amazon India. Unlike other Amazon smart speakers, the Echo Input comes with a built-in battery that lets you use it even when unplugged. Also Read - boAt Stone 200A smart speaker with Alexa built-in launched at Rs 1,499: Here is how it stacks up against Amazon Echo Input
“Customers in India love Alexa, and told us that they want to carry their Echo device from room to room so that they can have an uninterrupted hands-free Alexa experience. We’re excited to offer this new Alexa experience in India, and we cannot wait to see how our Indian customers enjoy the flexibility of a portable Alexa in their homes,” Parag Gupta, Head of Amazon Devices India said in a press release. Also Read - Amazon Echo Input portable smart speaker launched in India at Rs 4,999, comes with 10-hour battery life
Amazon Echo Input portable smart speaker: Pricing
The Echo Input smart speaker will be available in India at an introductory price of Rs 4,999. It was originally priced at Rs 5,999. Also Read - Google Nest Mini smart speaker launched in India, competes with Amazon Echo Dot
Watch: Amazon Echo Spot First Look
The highlight of the Amazon Echo Input is a built-in 4,800mAh battery. The company claims it will offer up to 10 hours of uninterrupted usage. There are 4 LEDs to indicate battery life. The rechargeable battery can be charged up with a microUSB charging port at the back.
The smart speaker connects over Wi-Fi to stream music from different sources. The Amazon Echo Input also comes with Bluetooth connectivity that allows you to use it as a Bluetooth speaker by connecting your smartphone. There is a dedicated mute button on the top, with volume and power buttons on the side.
Just like other Alexa speakers, you can control your IoT home products with voice commands on the device. It is compatible with home devices from Philips, Wipro, Syska, TP-Link and more. Apart from controlling volume, you can also use voice commands to play music from TuneIn radio, Gaana, and Amazon Music.