The Echo Spot is the Amazon alarm clock, 2018-style

Indian nightstands won't know what hit 'em. Until you ask Alexa, anyway
25 April 2018 / 12:05IST

This tiddly alarm clock alternative wants to sit pride of place on your bedside table, giving you Alexa smarts for those late-night philosophical questions and mood-setting date night playlists, with a screen for video calls. Mulitple onscreen timers make it a handy sous chef in the kitchen with Sanjeev Kapoor recipes, and 30,000 optional skills and smart home integrations (and counting!) make it a pretty clever home hub, too. It's got built-in speakers, naturally, but don't expect superior sound - that's why there's a line out on the back for hooking up to a more capable system, and Bluetooth for wireless pairing for Music from Amazon Prime Music, Saavn and TuneIn radio. It's a perfect desk clock with a visual assistant showing the latest of everything including IPL highlights from ESPNcricinfo, news from Aaj Tak and NDTV, India Today, videos from Dailymotion, Vimeo and Amazon Prime Video, booking an Ola to view booking details and much, much more. You can pre-order the Spot at an early price of ₹10,999 (limited time; MRP is ₹12,999) from Amazon India, Croma or Reliance Digital. What else? If you're looking to get two Spots, hurry up and bag 'em for ₹19,999.

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