On Wednesday, Amazon announced the launch of another device in its Echo line-up of smart speakers in India, called Amazon Echo Flex plug-in.
Echo Flex plug-in a multi-functional smart-speaker which is available for pre-order from today. It can be directly plugged into a standard electric outlet avoiding the need for wires and chargers.
The Echo Flex plug-in comes with built-in Alexa voice support that lets you control other smart home devices. It offers almost the same controls that other Echo devices have been offering so far; can also be connected to your preferred speakers using Bluetooth or a 3.5 mm audio cable for higher audio output.
Amazon says Echo Flex has multiple layers of privacy controls including the microphone off button to electronically disconnect the device.
Echo Flex plug-in is priced at Rs 2,999 in India and the shipping of the device will start next month.
Echo Flex Specs
Amazon Echo Flex plug-in measures at 72 x 67 x 52 mm. The weight of the Echo Flex plug-in is 150g (5.3oz).
The device supports, Dual-band WI-Fi supports 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4 and 5 GHz) networks. It does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer) Wi-Fi networks.
The device has a USB-A port to support optional accessories which are sold separately or 7.5W phone charging.
Other important features of the device include a built-in speaker for voice feedback and 3.5mm headphone jack.
Echo Flex plug-in can be controlled with the Alexa app which is available on Fire OS, Android, and iOS devices.