When Amazon announced the Echo and Echo Dot are coming to the UK and Germany, they also revealed both devices are now also available in white in addition to black. The white models are identical to their black counterparts, apart from the color of course. The white Echo is available for pre-order in the US now and will arrive on September 28th. The 2nd-generation white Echo Dot is also available for pre-order now for $49.99 and will ship October 20th.
Is there anything new other than it being available in white and in the UK?
No, it’s the same. It’s still the first gen
Wrong. It’s redesigned.
well the dot at least.
Yeah, looks like the regular Echo is the same, or at least they are not advertising any changes. The Echo Dot is all new.
I presumed he was talking about the regular Echo in white. Many people with the black Echo may think that they white one is a next-gen version to the older black one, which it doesn’t seem to be.
I am indeed surprised they haven’t introduced a 2nd gen Echo along with the Dot as it’s been over a year out now. I’d like to see a 2nd gen with a built-in battery as back-up in case the power died. I’d hate to rely on Echo for my alarm and not have her wake me up for work because the power in my house happens to be down that day.
Wouldn’t that also require that your internet modem/router all have that same built-in battery backup? You’re probably better off just buying a dedicated UPS Battery Backup device and plug all three devices into it. :)
It wouldn’t require a battery for the modem as Alexa’s alarm isn’t cloud based or internet dependent, it’s locally based. It should go off even if the Echo loses internet. As Amazon states here: