Amazon’s Echo ecosystem is expanding at a rapid pace and the company wants to put its smart assistant, Alexa, into everything from cars to household appliances. Amazon already offers a vast selection of Alexa-powered devices in the Indian market and just a couple of months ago it launched the 3rd generation Amazon Echo, the new Echo Studio, and Echo Dot in the country. Now, Amazon has added another smart speaker to its lineup in India with the launch of the Amazon Echo Input.
The Amazon Echo Input is a portable smart speaker that features a 4,800mAh rechargeable battery. The speaker has been designed to be carried around wherever you go and it boasts of 360-degree audio output. Thanks to Amazon’s far-field voice recognition that can also be found on other Echo devices, the new Echo Input allows you to access Alexa from anywhere in the room.
Talking about the new smart speaker, Parag Gupta, Head of Amazon Devices in India said, “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.”
The Echo Input features a four-microphone array for voice inputs and boasts of 10 hours worth of use on a single charge. The new smart speaker is already up for pre-order on Amazon.in and it’s available in a black fabric design. As of now, Amazon is running an introductory offer during which you’ll be able to bag an Echo Input for ₹4,999(~$69). The company plans to start shipping the smart speaker from December 18th.