Amazon is one of the brands that offer smart voice assistant speakers and keeps launching new iterations to attract more customers. In continuation to its never ending efforts, Amazon has recently launched its all-new Echo Dot 5th Gen smart speaker. The latest version has nearly similar shape and design but comes with improved audio, Ultrasound Motion Detection, temperature sensor, and tap gesture controls.
The Amazon Echo Dot 5th Gen is touted as the best sounding Echo Dot yet by the company. The user can give voice commands to Alexa in English, Hindi and Hinglish – to play music, jokes, games, control smart home appliances, set timers, add items to lists, create reminders, pay bills, and do much more. Powered by the AZ2 Neural Edge processor, the new Echo Dot provides faster Alexa responses and tap gestures
Echo Dot 5th Gen features the same size and spherical form factor of its previous model but its redesigned audio architecture features a custom full range driver and a high excursion speaker that delivers clear vocals and double bass than its previous generations. Like the previous version, you can ask Alexa to play your favorite songs from music streaming services such as Hungama, Spotify, JioSaavan, Amazon Prime Music, Apple Music, and others. There is also an option to play music from smartphones on the Echo Dot via Bluetooth.
There has also been improvement in smart fucntionality. With the built-in Ultrasound Motion Detection which was also present in the previous model and the new temperature sensor, the user can set up helpful smart home routines to activate automated actions for a certain task at a particular time. You can simply configure the device to ‘automatically switch on the room lights on entering the room’ and ‘automatically switch on AC if the room gets too warm’, respectively.
Controlling the smart speaker is the same as for other Echo speakers, with built-in accelerometer that enables tap gesture controls. This way, you can simply tap the top of the device to pause and resume music, dismiss timers, snooze alarm, or end Alexa-to-Alexa calls.
The Amazon Echo Dot 5th Gen is priced at INR 5,499, and comes in three colors: Black, Blue, and White.