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Ideal for the bedroom, Amazon's Echo Spot is coming to the UK

Ideal for the bedroom, Amazon's Echo Spot is coming to the UK

Since its smart speakers were also best selling products in 2017, the number of people who now have access to Alexa is always increasing, giving consumers the opportunity to experiment with a new way of shopping.

Not only is there a new Echo and the enhanced Echo Plus, but the addition of the Echo Spot sees a diversification that takes Alexa into another room of the house, with a new set of features. In many respects it is meant to be a smaller and more affordable version of the Amazon Echo Show; being a smaller device the speaker quality isn't going to be quite as good, but it is cheaper and still comes fully-featured in terms of its personal assistant capabilities.

Amazon said it is now accepting reservations for its Echo Spot voice assistant at Euro 129.99.

But the internal camera and touchscreen is the supposed game changer here- you can connect it to baby monitors, security cameras, and use it to make video calls.

You can use the Spot to watch videos as we mentioned and this includes those from Amazon Video. Like the Chumby, the Echo Spot wins on the cute factor, avoiding the harshness of the larger Echo devices, but giving you convenience of both Alexa and the visual display.

Of course, apart from having superior alarm clock capabilities and a funky circular screen that can be turned into a clock, the Echo Spot has a lot more functionality too. In my opinion- no.

This is where the Echo Spot is raising some eyebrows - do you really want a device like that sitting on your bedside table, with the potential to have video calls when you're in bed? As soon as you click the Enable button, it will change from orange to gray and now say Disable on it. Clicking this will remove the Skill from your account, and you'll be right back where you started.

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The Amazon Music, Prime Music and Spotify music services can then be voice controlled, with quite sophisticated search phrases available on the Amazon services, such as "Play sad 1970s music" or "upbeat 80s heavy metal" or "that song that goes [insert popular lyric here]".

Echo Spot launched in the U.S. in 2017 and is now available in the United Kingdom to pre-order. Or, if you prefer, a radio station.

When it comes to design, the Echo Spot is probably the most appealing of the Echo range.

In every other way Spot seems identical to Show, but smaller and ballsier.

Like the Echo Dot there's an integrated speaker and we were surprised with how good it sounds.

Essentially, they want the Echo Spot to replace the Echo Dot.

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