What Is The Echo Dot, The Echo, The Amazon Tap & Echo 2nd Generation?

Amazon Tap

Well you can think of it as a wireless speaker with a built in virtual assistant. Let’s take a look at the Amazon Tap - Alexa-Enabled Portable Bluetooth Speaker.

The Amazon Tap -Just tap and ask for music enable hands-free mode to control music and more from a distance.

It uses the Alexa Voice Service when connected to Wi-Fi or a mobile hotspot to play music, read the news, provide weather reports, and even order a pizza.

Provides up to 9 hours of continuous playback and includes a Charging Cradle.

Streams music via Bluetooth from your phone or tablet.








The speakers are powered by Dolby, with dual stereo speakers that provide 360º Omni-directional audio.

The Dimensions of the Amazon Tap: 6.3" x 2.6" x 2.6" Cylinder.

Weight:  16.6 oz.

Battery life: Up to 9 hours of continuous playback.

Bluetooth: Connectivity: Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) support for audio streaming from your mobile device to  Amazon Tap.

Wi-Fi Connectivity: Amazon Tap comes ready to connect to your Wi-Fi. 

Alexa: Yes (Not always-listening by default; Must touch mic button to access Alexa or enable hands-free option in Settings).
Amazon Music
Discover and enjoy music, all in one place with Amazon Music -just tap the microphone button and ask for your favorite artist or song, or request a specific genre or mood. You can also search for music by lyrics, when a song or album was released, or let Alexa pick the music for you. Listen to any song with Amazon Music Unlimited.  Learn more
Stream directly over Wi-Fi from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, TuneIn, iHeartRadio, and more. You can also connect via Bluetooth to your music-including iTunes. When on the go, streaming music is just as easy using your phone or other mobile device’s hotspot.
Echo and Alexa
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All-new Echo (2nd Generation) 

All-new Echo (2nd Generation) with improved sound, powered by Dolby, and a new design – Heather Gray Fabric
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  Echo Dot

Echo Dot (2nd Generation) is a hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses Alexa to play music, control smart home devices, make calls, send and receive messages, provide information, read the news, set alarms, read audiobooks from Audible, control Amazon Video on Fire TV, and more.

Connects to speakers or headphones through Bluetooth or 3.5 mm stereo cable to play music from Amazon Music , Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn. Play music simultaneously across Echo devices and speakers connected via cable with multi-room music (Spotify and Sirius XM support coming soon, Bluetooth not supported).


Introducing Alexa calling and messaging, a new way to be together with family and friends. Just ask Alexa to call or message anyone with an Echo, Echo Dot, or the Alexa App.
Controls lights, fans, TVs, switches, thermostats, garage doors, sprinklers, locks, and more with compatible connected devices from WeMo, Philips Hue, Sony, Samsung SmartThings, Nest, and others.

Hears you from across the room with 7 far-field microphones for hands-free control, even in noisy environments or while playing music.

Includes a built-in speaker so it can work on its own as a smart alarm clock in the bedroom, an assistant in the kitchen, or anywhere you might want a voice-controlled computer; Amazon Echo is not required to use Echo Dot.
Always getting smarter and adding new features, plus thousands of skills like Uber, Domino's, DISH, and more.

The Dimensions: 1.3" x 3.3" x 3.3" (32 mm x 84 mm x 84 mm).
Weight: 5.7 oz.
Connectivity: Bluetooth and dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi (MIMO).
Audio: Built-in speaker for voice feedback when not connected to external speakers.
Power: Plugs into wall.

Alexa: Yes (Always-on/always-listening/voice-activated).

Echo

The Echo plays all your music from Amazon Music , Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, TuneIn, and more using just your voice.

Introducing Alexa calling and messaging, a new way to be together with family and friends. Just ask Alexa to call or message anyone with an Echo , Echo Dot, or the Alexa App.

Fills the room with immersive, 360º omni-directional audio. Play music simultaneously across Echo devices with multi-room music (Spotify and Sirius XM support coming soon, Bluetooth not supported).


Hears you from across the room with far-field voice recognition, even while music is playing.
Answers questions, reads the news, reports traffic and weather, reads audiobooks from Audible, gives info on local businesses, provides sports scores and schedules, controls Amazon Video on Fire TV, and more using the Alexa Voice Service.

Controls lights, fans, TVs, switches, thermostats, garage doors, sprinklers, locks, and more with compatible connected devices from WeMo, Philips Hue, Sony, Samsung SmartThings, Nest, and others.

Always getting smarter and adding new features, plus thousands of skills like Uber, Domino's, DISH, and more.

The Echo Size:  9.3" x 3.3" x 3.3" (235 mm x 84 mm x 84 mm).

Weight:  37.5 oz.

Connectivity: Bluetooth Dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi.

Power: Plugs into the wall.

Audio: 2.5 inch woofer and 2.0 inch tweeter.

Alexa: Yes (Always-on/always-listening/voice-activated).

In Conclusion

Per Amazon specs the Tap streams up to 9 hours of audio on a full charge, or it lasts up to three weeks in standby mode. The Tap is not automatically on standby. It has to be tapped to wake it.

In the Settings in the Alexa App with the new updated Firmware you can enable the new hands free option in order to wake Alexa without having to tap or press the mic on the front.

The Tap has a slings that can be purchased in several differnt colors.

The Echo Dot is 1.3” tall with one tiny speaker. It is equally as smart as the Echo , the main difference is the size of the echo dot and it only has one speaker. The full size speaker is gone. The reason for this is you can hook up the Dot to your own audio system via Bluetooth or audio jack. This way you can use Alexa with your own system, with the use of Wi-Fi. It is basically the top portion of the Echo, with half the price.

The Echo is a 9.3” tall Cylinder that performs the same as the Echo Dot , but it has the 2.5 inch woofer and 2.0 inch tweeter.
They are all very Smart and the price is right.


Amazon Tap - Alexa-Enabled Portable Bluetooth Speaker
 Awesome Speaker! The mini Sonos type of speaker I have always wanted

The Amazon Tap is like having a mini SONOS speaker that can travel with you anywhere you go!! This was the first device that has built this much excitement for me when Amazon announced it.. I pre-ordered and it arrived early!! So did my CASE/Sleeve!! WOW what a GREAT Speaker! Amazon has a winner here!! Especially with it’s “Tap” and “WiFi” features! This is the speaker I have been waiting for, for years!!                                                      

By Devin Stephens

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