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Amazon Echo Input

Need a little more Alexa in your life? Amazon’s Echo Input ($ 34.99) is basically the microphone portion scooped out of the top of an Echo Dot, for $ 15 less than an actual Dot costs. It’s an easy way to Alexa-enable third-party speakers, and it helps fill microphone-free gaps in your always-listening smart home. […]

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Guidemaster: Want an Alexa device? Here’s every Amazon Echo, compared

Enlarge / "Alexa, circumvent your technological protection measures." Valentina Palladino Update: It’s Thanksgiving in the US, and Ars staffers have taken the day off to experiment in the kitchen rather than on the page. That said, tomorrow is the annual shop-a-palooza known as Black Friday, and the deals have already started. To help, we’re resurfacing […]

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Amazon Echo Sub

Amazon’s Echo smart speakers put out pretty solid sound for their size and price, but they skimp a bit on deep bass and don’t even try to reach sub-bass levels. Enter the Echo Sub, a wireless subwoofer designed to be paired with one or two Echo speakers to help produce the low-end rumble the speakers […]

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Amazon Echo Show (2018)

The original Amazon Echo Show was a natural evolution of the Echo speaker, adding a touch screen to provide visual information in addition to spoken answers to questions. It worked well enough, but a very stark design, anemic sound, and limited touch-screen interactivity left us underwhelmed (and the release of the smaller, less expensive Echo […]