Published on October 4th, 2018 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


Echo Auto from Amazon …… another distraction in the car or not?

‘Echo Auto’ is a brand new in car tech device which is a small smart speaker designed to provide drivers and car passengers access to Alexa and a wide range of services. A product of Amazon, of course, it immediately makes the large tablet-like screen in most cars today somewhat obsolete.

The Echo Auto is packed with tech-savvy features and is Bluetooth enabled. It comes with an 8-microphone system that ensures quality voice recognition (so in a loud car it can still pick up your voice requests) capabilities with minimal false readings. You can power the device using a micro-USB connection or a cigarette lighter adapter. Audio output is provided by a 3.5mm auxiliary jack.

To engage the unit, users simply press the action button on the surface of the Echo Auto. There is also an option to turn off the microphone. A small light notifies users on the status of the gadget. It is important to highlight that the Echo Auto requires connection to the internet for its cloud-based features. To facilitate this, individuals are advised to link their mobile phone (in order to get internet service) to the device.

Echo Auto provides access to over 50,000 Alexa skills. By using just the sound of your voice, you can play music, search the Web, create to-do and shopping lists, shop online, get instant weather reports, and control popular smart-home products in your home also all while your smartphone stays in your pocket. It cost just USD49.99 and promises to be a ‘must’ have for every millennial driver.

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