“Echo Flex is the most affordable Alexa smart speaker ever launched by Amazon and doesn’t need any additional wires or charger to get into action”
Amazon on Wednesday announced the launch of its plug-in affordable smart speaker Echo Flex in India. The new smart device from Amazon comes with the same Alexa-powered benefits that you can enjoy with an Echo Dot. This means you can ask Alexa to turn on the smart lights or even the air conditioner, depending on the compatibility. Considering that voice commands and interactions with Alexa can be really engaging and fun for everyone, this might be a good entry point for those who are interested in smart devices but were reluctant due to space or financial constraints. Notably, Echo Flex comes with a built-in USB-A port, which means you can easily charge your phone (7.5W) with the device plugged-in.
Echo Flex price in India
The Echo Flex price in India is Rs 2,999 and the smart speaker is already up for pre-orders starting today. The shipping for the speaker, however, will start on December 10th. As part of the pre-order offer, the brand is offering a free Wipro 9W Smart LED bulb worth ₹2,099 with the purchase of every Echo Flex unit. As you might have guessed already, the Echo Flex is available through Amazon India in the country.
Echo Flex features
The Echo Flex can be plugged into any standard electrical outlet, which will especially help those who have to deal with space constraints. Just like other Alexa-powered devices, you can ask the Echo Flex to control compatible smart home devices. “Echo Flex works with devices such as smart lights and plugs from brands including Philips, SYSKA LED, Oakter, TP-Link and more,” the brand said in its release. Similar to other Echo devices, you can also choose to connect the Echo Flex to your preferred speakers using Bluetooth or a 3.5mm audio cable for a louder audio output.
“We are happy to introduce Echo Flex for users in India to access Alexa even more conveniently now from any room in the house. With its compact form, Echo Flex can be plugged in directly into an electrical socket to provide all functionalities of an Echo device,” said Parag Gupta, Head of Amazon Devices.