Amazon’s latest Echo is now available to pre-order in the UK. The round screen based Echo Spot will be released January 24th, costs £119.99 and is available in black or white. The Spot is works just like the rest of the Echo device and supports video calls, video playback and unlike the bigger Amazon Echo Show it also has a 3.5mm audio output so you can connect it up to a bigger speaker.
It looks like it would be a great device to use as an alarm clock in the bedroom (if you are not worried about having a camera in your bedroom) and we should have a review soon:
Details from Amazon:
Echo Spot is designed to fit anywhere in your home. Use second-generation far-field voice recognition to watch video flash briefings, see music lyrics, weather forecasts, to-do and shopping lists, browse and listen to Audible audiobooks, and more. All hands-free-just ask.
Echo Spot connects to Alexa, a cloud-based voice service to play music, read the news, answer questions, set music alarms, control your smart home, and more.
Just ask to play a song, artist or genre, and see lyrics with Amazon Music. Also, stream music and books from Spotify, TuneIn and Audible.
Use the built-in speaker or connect to speakers through Bluetooth or a 3.5 mm stereo cable. With multi-room music, you can play music on your Echo devices in different rooms (available for Amazon Music, TuneIn and Spotify. Bluetooth not supported).
Control your compatible smart home devices: Ask Alexa to turn on your lights, show baby monitors and front door cameras, and lock your doors. Plus, control your thermostats, plugs and more.
Call or message anyone hands-free who also has an Echo device or the Alexa App, or make video calls to family and friends with an Echo Spot, Echo Show or the Alexa App. Quickly connect to other Echo devices around your home.
With thousands of skills, Alexa is always getting smarter and adding new features. Just ask Alexa to track your fitness with Fitbit, order a pizza, get train times and more.