Amazon has expanded its range of smart speakers in India with the introduction of the Echo Pop, a budget-friendly addition to the popular Echo family. The Echo Pop offers users the convenience of Alexa voice assistant support, a front-firing speaker, and an array of color options to choose from. With its attractive features and affordable price, the Echo Pop aims to bring the power of voice control and smart home integration to a wider audience.
Designed with a distinctive semi-sphere shape, the Echo Pop stands out among its counterparts. It is available in classic black and white colors, as well as vibrant purple and green options, allowing users to match their speaker with their personal style or home decor.
The 1.95-inch front-firing directional speaker incorporated in the Echo Pop promises a balanced and immersive sound experience. Additionally, the device supports lossless high-definition audio, delivering crisp and clear sound quality to users.
Privacy has always been a key focus for Amazon, and the Echo Pop is no exception. It offers a microphone on/off switch and various privacy settings for Alexa, allowing users to have full control over their data and interactions.
Powering the Echo Pop is the AZ2 Neural Edge processor, which is also found in the recently launched Echo Dot 5th Generation in India. This processor ensures smooth and efficient performance, enabling quick responses to voice commands and delivering a seamless user experience. For an additional cost, users can opt for the variant of the Echo Pop that includes an inbuilt temperature sensor and tap gesture controls.
With Alexa built-in, the Echo Pop provides a wide range of functionalities. Users can request their favorite songs to be played through popular music streaming services such as Amazon Prime Music, Hungama, Spotify, JioSaavan, and even Apple Music. The device can also be paired with a smartphone via Bluetooth, allowing users to play music from other streaming apps. Alexa, available in both Hindi and English, can also provide weather updates, set reminders, and entertain children with bedtime stories, rhymes, and quizzes.
In addition to its audio capabilities, the Echo Pop serves as a central hub for controlling other smart home devices. Users can effortlessly manage devices from popular brands like Xiaomi, Syska, and Wipro. Even non-smart appliances can be integrated into the smart home ecosystem through the use of compatible smart plugs.
The Amazon Echo Pop is attractively priced at just Rs 4,999, making it an affordable option for those looking to enter the world of smart speakers. It is currently available for purchase on Amazon India’s website and can also be found at select offline retailers, including Croma, Reliance Digital, and Poorvika.
With its competitive pricing, sleek design, and feature-rich functionality, the Echo Pop is poised to capture the attention of Indian consumers seeking an affordable and reliable smart speaker option that brings the benefits of voice control and smart home automation to their daily lives.