Amazon releases an all-new 2nd-gen Echo Spot with a substantial discount for Prime members

Amazon has announced an all-new Echo Spot as a successor to the first version released in 2017. Unlike the old version’s full circular display, this new version splits the face of the device with a display on top and a speaker on the bottom.

The seemingly hemispherical display is a bit deceptive, as it’s actually a 240 x 320 pixel rectangular 2.8-inch screen that is surrounded by a black bezel. One notable difference between the new and old model is the lack of a camera. It also doesn’t have a 3.5mm audio out jack, so Bluetooth is the only way to connect it to external speakers. It contains a single 1.73-inch “full range” speaker and uses dual-band WiFi 5 (802.11ac) with Matter support.

The new Echo Spot is $79.99, which is $50 less than the old version. To celebrate Prime Day, Amazon is already discounting the new device by 44% for Prime members who can buy it for $44.99 through July 17. It’s available in Black, Glacier White, and Ocean Blue and it ships immediately.

3 comments
  1. tony f says:

    cool device.
    will it connect to Amazon Eero mesh wifi network? and then act as node in that mesh network?

  2. Zeric says:

    The Show 5 killed the Spot sales the first time around. The current version of the Spot at $69.99 is only $10 less than the Show 5. Not enough of a difference.

    It looks like an Echo Pop with a display, so it should be priced about $10-$15 more than an Echo Pop. No more than $54.99 regular price with sale prices of no more than $34.99.

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