Amazon Echo 2nd Generation

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Price history for Echo (2nd Generation) with improved sound, powered by Dolby, and a new design – Charcoal Fabric
Latest updates:
  • $99.99 - March 17, 2019
  • $74.99 - March 10, 2019
  • $99.99 - February 18, 2019
  • $69.99 - February 3, 2019
  • $89.99 - January 22, 2019
  • $74.99 - January 14, 2019
  • $99.99 - January 1, 2019
  • $69.99 - November 27, 2018
Since: October 8, 2018
  • Highest Price: $99.99 - October 9, 2018
  • Lowest Price: $69.00 - November 24, 2018
Last Amazon price update was: March 18, 2019 1:32 pm
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Amazon Echo 2nd Generation
Amazon Echo 2nd Generation

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Why we like the Amazon Echo 2nd Generation

The Amazon Echo was the device that popularised the idea of a smart home voice assistant. And this new version takes everything we loved about the first, polishes it up and results in an overall excellent smart home assistant package. It sounds better, picks up voice commands much better and looks a hell of a lot better than its predecessor. You can now choose from a bunch of different finishes for the Echo including both fabric and faux wood finishes. If I had one complaint about the original Amazon Echo it was that it looked cheap. This new 2nd generation takes notes from the very successful Google Home Mini and adds a much more decor-friendly design. But how does it sound? Well, we are happy to say that it sounds great. It’s omni directional speaker really fills the room and is a clear upgrade from the Echo Dot. If you are going to use your Amazon Echo for music-listening then shell out the extra few bucks for the full size Echo Dot 2nd Generation.

Voice Assistant Compatibility

Well, its an Amazon Echo, meaning that it obviously supports Amazon Alexa. And it does it very well. The noise-cancellation technology on board has clearly come a long way since the original and is very good at picking up voice commands even in noisy environments. The Google Home still tops the Echo in terms of responding to a wide arrange of questions, but as far as smart home is concerned, the Amazon Echo 2nd Generation is the one to beat with its various Amazon Alexa Skills and deep catalogue of integrated smart home gadgets.

Other Compatibility

The Amazon Echo 2nd Generation works great with a wide range of services including IFTTT, Stringify as well as SmartThings and Wink. If you own an Amazon Fire TV device then this is definitely the smart assistant speaker for you and it directly integrates with it to provide seemless commands similar to the Google Home with Chromecast.

Extra features

There are a few extra features here that we find really useful on the Amazon Echo. Hands free calling works extremely well. Customised Alexa Skills provide a way to basically build customised routines in your smart home. This is one area where Amazon is well ahead of Google.

Conclusion

If you are integrated in the Amazon Alexa ecosystem already the Amazon Echo 2nd Generation is a no brainer. It provides the deepest set of smart home controls and boasts a very decent down-firing woofer for full sounding music. And finally it looks the part with its fabric and wood exterior. We love it!

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Price History

Price history for Echo (2nd Generation) with improved sound, powered by Dolby, and a new design – Charcoal Fabric
Latest updates:
  • $99.99 - March 17, 2019
  • $74.99 - March 10, 2019
  • $99.99 - February 18, 2019
  • $69.99 - February 3, 2019
  • $89.99 - January 22, 2019
  • $74.99 - January 14, 2019
  • $99.99 - January 1, 2019
  • $69.99 - November 27, 2018
Since: October 8, 2018
  • Highest Price: $99.99 - October 9, 2018
  • Lowest Price: $69.00 - November 24, 2018

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