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Sonos One is a smart speaker for audiophiles

Sonos One is a smart speaker for audiophiles”

The Amazon ECHO line up consists of two new smart speakers Echo and the Echo Plus as well as the Echo Spot that is basically an alarm clock speaker with a display. Amazon Prime Music too, is all set to make its way to India. It is said that this service will be now made available under a preview offer to users who purchase Echo speakers. Amazon has been introducing new services in the country slowly.

The rise of smart speakers has been a gradual one with Amazon leading the charge with its original Echo speaker, first launched back in 2015.

High-end audio company Sonos has been teasing us with the promise of a smart speaker for some time that would work with multiple digital assistants. Let us take a closer look at these announcements that the company made today. We'll have a hands-on with the new speaker shortly. "Amazon Echo is a revolutionary device that is designed entirely around your voice". The device will be expected to run a version of Android so that it will be easier for other apps to be side-loaded onto the system. The shipping will start somewhere around October 30. The device is said to come with a screen the same size as the one found on the Echo Show.

Includes a six-mic array and an adaptive noise suppression algorithm to focus on the right person and ensure the voice service understands everything clearly. Microsoft has partnered with Harmon to launch the Cortana-powered smart speakers to counter Amazon Echo.

When it comes to pricing, the Amazon Echo Dot (the smallest device) will come at Rs 4,499.

Amazon Echo connect is basically a smart connecting device that will play the role of a bridge between other Echo powered devices.

Echo Plus: The newest addition to the Echo line-up, the Echo Plus was announced yesterday and is already available for the Indian markets. The Echo costs Rs 9,999 and the Echo Plus carries a price tag of Rs 14,999. That price would make it more expensive than the new series of Amazon speakers including the $149.99 Amazon Echo Plus, though cheaper than the upcoming $349 Apple HomePod, due in December.

Furthermore, Amazon also said that it's bringing the Amazon Prime Music to India, which competes with music streaming services such as Saavn, Apple Music, Google Play Music in India.



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