Amazon has launched a new smart speaker in India today, and it is called the Echo Input Portable Smart Speaker. This newly launched Alexa-enabled audio product comes with a price tag of INR 4,999. The smart speaker is currently available for pre-order, and its regular sales will commence from December 18, 2019.
Don’t confuse the Echo Input Portable Smart Speaker for the Echo Input that was launched in the Indian market earlier this year. The Echo Input is an accessory that can add Alexa to any speaker by connecting it via a 3.5mm audio jack or Bluetooth. The Echo Input Portable Smart Speaker, on the other hand, has an inbuilt speaker.
What sets the Echo Input Portable Smart Speaker apart from the rest of smart speakers from the company is that this one has a built-in battery. Therefore, you don’t need to connect this speaker to a power outlet to be able to use it. It is a portable smart speaker that can you can carry anywhere and enjoy music on the go.
Amazon Echo Input Portable: Specifications
According to Amazon, the Echo Input Portable has a 4800mAh battery pack that can provide 10 hours of music playback on a single charge. While Amazon has not revealed the audio output power of the speaker, the listing mentions that there is a 1.5-inch woofer. That’s slightly larger than the 1.6-inch woofer that is in the Amazon Echo Dot. The smart speaker has a volume up, volume down, actions, and microphone on/off buttons, power LED, battery indicator LEDs, and a microUSB port for charging. Amazon ships it with a 5W power adapter and a microUSB cable.
The Echo Input Portable Speaker comes with dual-band Wi-Fi ac so that the speaker can connect to the internet for the Alexa voice assistant and other internet-based features to work. There is also Bluetooth connection on offer. You can use it to play music from your smartphone on the speaker. You can use the Echo Input Portable Speaker with any Bluetooth-equipped device. However, to take the full advantage of the smart features of the speaker, you need to use the Alexa app, which is available on Android, as well as iOS platforms.