The Echo Spot has a 2.5 inch round touchscreen that gives it an attractive round shape. Through it you’ll be able to use Alexa’s growing assortment of visual features, like video flash briefings, scrolling music lyrics, detailed weather forecasts, and much more.
It has a built-in 1.4 inch speaker, which is notably bigger than the Echo Dot’s 0.6 inch speaker, so it should sound better than the Dot. Much like the Echo Dot, the Echo Spot has a 3.5mm audio-out jack on that back that can be used to connect it to better speakers, but you can also do that wireless with a Bluetooth speaker.
The Echo Spot has a built-in camera which allows it to be used for two-way video calls between it and other Echo Spots, Echo Shows, or anyone using the Alexa app. On top of the device is a 4-microphone array for hands-free far-field Alexa capabilities, as well as a pair of volume buttons and a mute button that disables the mics and camera.
It comes in either white or black and is available for pre-order today for $129.99 and will be released on December 19.