Amazon is offering discounts on its Alexa-powered Echo and Echo Dot smart speakers to counter the recently-launched Google Home and Home Mini.
Under the offer, users who will buy two Echo Dot devices will get a discount of Rs 1,000. Similarly, users who will buy two Echo smart speakers will get a discount of Rs 3,000. The offer is valid from April 06, 2018 to April 12, 2018. Further, the discount will get auto-applied at checkout. For your reference, the Echo Dot is priced at Rs 4,499, while the Echo smart speaker comes with a price tag of Rs 9,999. Interestingly the Google Home and Home Mini come with a similar price tag of Rs 9,999 and Rs 4,499 respectively. It is important to note that the offer is not valid on Echo Plus.
To recall, the smart speakers were launched in India last year. Amazon Echo features a cylindrical shape and comes equipped with a 2.5-inch downward-firing woofer. The Bluetooth speaker comes with Dolby Digital and there is a new microphone technology that allows voice commands to be picked from a distance quite accurately. The speaker comes loaded with Alexa and it can be used to trigger multiple actions.
Coming to the Echo Dot speaker, it is a hands-free, voice controlled device that is powered by Alexa and uses the same far-field voice recognition as Echo. Echo Dot has a compact design and comes in either black or white colour options. With the built-in speaker, users can talk with Alexa and listen to music, or Echo Dot can directly connect to speakers through Bluetooth or by using a 3.5mm stereo cable, enabling you to add Alexa to any home entertainment system.