Amazon India’s Echo Plus is smarter than you think it is

It can discover other devices better than your maid
05 October 2017 / 18:51IST

The Echo Plus is taller, sharper and smarter than its brothers. This big brother has a smart-home hub built-in, making it easier to discover and connect with other smart devices like lights, thermostats, music etc. They say lighting creates the mood, and Alexa can do it for you. Just say “Alexa would you dim the lights please” and the next thing you know, you’re already set-up to have a blurry Saturday night. Far away from the speaker? With seven microphones, beam-forming technology, and noise cancellation, the Echo hears you from any direction. So, no need for your aunty to call the police, Alexa might just do it for you. Speaking of calling, the Echo Plus can order food, hail a cab, or call-in a handyman for the house. The Echo Plus costs ₹14,999 (available exclusively by invitation) and you can grab hold of it by October 30.

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