Amazon Echo, redesigned and compatible with Dolby Atmos [ANALYSIS]

Smart speakers are becoming one of the most popular products this year, especially with the great seasons that we are going through at home and the connectivity needs of these times. That is why Amazon has wanted to take the opportunity to renew the range Echo in almost all its possibilities.

Discover with us all the news about the new Amazon Echo Dot and why it has all the requirements to become a bestseller this year.

As on other occasions, we have decided to include a video at the top that will show you the unboxing of the device and the configuration, as well as real tests of the sound quality offered by this Amazon Echo Dot. If it has convinced you, you can buy it directly at THIS LINK the best price. Don't forget to subscribe to our channel and leave us a big Like to help continue growing the community Actualidad Gadget.

Design: From tube to sphere

This new Amazon Echo has opted for a radical change that suits it quite well. It is still mainly made of plastic and braided nylon, but this time it has grown noticeably in size.

You will be able to purchase the model without a watch at black, blue and white, while for the model with a watch we only have white and blue available. We are specifically analyzing the model in blue.

  • Size: 144 x 144 x 133 mm
  • Weight: 993 grams

The non-slip rubber base It helps us a lot not to suffer aberrations in the sound quality. In the same way, the LED has moved to the lower part, creating a much more pleasant halo effect that is well suited to all kinds of decorations.

Broadly speaking, the renewal of the design of the fourth-generation Amazon Echo seems like a total success. The size and design is much more pleasing to the eye than the previous version.

Technical characteristics and connectivity

This new Amazon Echo Dot has WiFi ac connectivity that allows us to connect both in 2,4 GHz networks and in 5 GHz networks. In our tests we have not found connection problems or WiFi range. In the same way, it mounts Bluetooth for direct connections, as in its previous version.

Also, this Amazon Echo fully supports the Zigbee protocol, therefore, we will be able to use it as an accessory center that will be governed by Alexa, your virtual assistant. This is without a doubt the biggest fucking determining factor, few speakers in this price range offer Zigbee.

  • 3,5mm Jack input.

At the top we have the four typical buttons of the Echo range: Mute microphones; Invoke Alexa; Turn up the volume; Lower volume. In this way, information will be offered to us through the lower LED, warning that the microphones are off in red; That we have activated Alexa in blue; That we raise or lower the volume in blue; The lack of connection in orange and the pending notifications in yellow.

To operate the device, it incorporates a proprietary 30W white power adapter for all versions and that it has grown a lot in size with respect to the previous version of the device, although now it is unified in size with the rest of the brand's power adapters such as the Amazon Echo Dot.

Sound quality

Much has opted for Amazon sound with this new Echo, we start by highlighting that we have a three-inch neodymium woofer, accompanied by two 0,8-inch tweeters. Therefore, in this sphere we have three speakers in total, yes, we do not have 360º sound technology.

  • Sound compatible with Dolby Atmos technology

This Amazon Echo defends itself in terms of its sound quality, We like that we can fill a normal-sized room, kitchen or office with this speaker, which also on this occasion hides the microphones through the braided nylon that covers its upper sphere.

As we have said, the sound quality seems more than sufficient considering its ease of use. Nor is it that it has grown exponentially if we compare it with the previous Amazon Echo that had been selling so far, but neither has there been an increase in the price level.

Editor setup and experience

You can take a look at how easy this new Amazon Echo is to configure through the video that we have embedded in the upper part, but in short, these are the steps you must follow:

  • Open the Alexa app on your compatible device (iPhone / Android)
  • Plug in the Amazon Echo and wait for the LED to show orange
  • Click on "add" in the upper right corner
  • Select the Amazon Echo from the list
  • Wait for it to appear and give it authorization to connect your WiFi network
  • When the light turns blue it is fully set

The Amazon Echo is the first option that Amazon makes available to you if you want to start a connected home through Zigbee without sacrificing sound quality that allows you to listen to music. Although it is true that it offers a high price, but it has grown compared to the previous model, we have the fourth generation Amazon Echo Dot from € 99,99 (BUY NOW). 

Influencing the above, it seems to me the best way to start, since rather the Echo Dot seems to me a complement in this regard. The Amazon Echo with Zigbee protocol accompanied by Philips Hue lights and other products compatible with Alexa can make your life easier as we have shown you in one of our videos about home automation, so I cannot stop recommending it, especially with this new design and its compatible threaded bottom for acquiring accessories such as wall mounts.

We have told you all the details in which this new one stands out and falters Fourth generation Amazon Echo, We hope that as always, we have been able to help you.

Echo
  • Editor's rating
  • 4 star rating
€99,99
  • 80%

  • Echo
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  • Integrated
    Publisher: 90%
  • Sound
    Publisher: 75%
  • Configuration
    Publisher: 90%
  • Power
    Publisher: 85%
  • Price quality
    Publisher: 85%

Pros

  • Risky and very successful design
  • Sound quality and settings
  • Zigbee Protocol

Cons

  • The mic fails on some occasions
  • They could include an LED like the one on the Echo Dot

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