Amazon’s Alexa was the first smart assistant to make a splash in the smart speaker world. Still today, Alexa is at the top of it’s game in the smart speaker market.
In January of 2019, an Amazon executive reported to The Verge that over 100 million Alexa devices have been sold. Between Echo smart speakers, smart displays, and third party speakers that are Alexa-enabled, new ways to bring Alexa into your home are being created every day.
The following is an overview of the Alexa smart speakers manufactured and sold by Amazon directly.
The Echo Dot is Amazon’s entry-level smart speaker. Retailing at $49, it’s hard to complain about what is offered for the price. This device has a single 1.6″ speaker, offering a fair amount of sound for an entry level device.
The middle-of-the-road flagship speaker, the Echo, is a decent step up from the Echo Dot. The Echo has two speakers with a 0.6″ tweeter and a 2.5″ woofer. At $99, the Echo offers higher quality sound than the Echo Dot for a higher price.
The Echo Plus is the premier Echo speaker on the market, built to compete with the likes of the Google Home Max. The Echo Plus sound specifications include a 3.0″ woofer and a 0.8″ tweeter. The Echo Plus also offers a built-in smart home hub as well.
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