Amazon Echo (4th Gen) Review: Is it worth the wait?

The Amazon Echo is one of the most popular smart speakers available on the market today. It is the new middle child between the Echo Dot device and the Echo Studio device and is available for $100. The 4th Gen Amazon Echo sounds much better than its earlier counterparts, with pleasing round aesthetics and enchanting Alexa features.

Amazon Echo 4th Generation

Amazon Echo 4th Generation

Amazon Echo Review

The Amazon Echo (4th Gen) is available for purchase from October 22, 2020, at $100. The device is available in three colors of Charcoal, Glacier White, and Twilight Blue.

The Echo device’s design is a complete circle with a hard plastic base on the bottom and the top portion covered in fabric. There are four playback buttons located on the top portion, and a rubberized base keeps the device secure on any surface. A 3.5mm audio jack is located next to the power output for syncing and playing the audio files to another speaker or listening to music from any external source. Users will get a 1/4″ thread mount on the bottom part, which makes it easier to place on a speaker stand. Inside the 4th Gen Echo device is a 3″ woofer and two front-firing 0.8″ tweeters.  The Amazon Echo (4th Gen) sounds excellent and much better than any Echo device.

Amazon Echo 4th Gen

The Echo circular Bluetooth speaker has a lot of basses and gives an out-of-the-box listening experience. In terms of its functionality as a smart device, the 4th Gen Echo device can function as a smart hub for Zigbee-enabled devices like the Philips Hue bulbs and Yale smart locks. Also, the Alexa experience with Amazon Echo is similar to any Echo device.  The Echo (4th Gen) is also one of the foremost speakers to use Amazon’s AZ1 Neural Edge processor, which upgrades 2x faster speech processing and lower memory usage by up to 85%.

The Amazon Echo (4th Gen) is a perfect choice for people if:

  • They are looking for an efficient and affordable circular speaker: $100 is lesser than other smart speakers. If a person is unwilling to spend more than 100 bucks and is still looking for a great sounding speaker, the Echo (4th Gen) is the right choice.
  • They want to upgrade the Alexa household: If the user already has at least one Alexa device in their home, then the new Echo (4th Gen) will fit perfectly.
  • They want Zigbee-enabled smart devices: Be it Philips Hue bulbs or a Yale smart lock, having the Amazon Echo (4th Gen) double as a Zigbee hub means that the person can simplify their smart home setup entirely.
Olivia Miller

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