Amazon Launches Echo Flex Plug-In Smart Speaker in India

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  • The speaker plugs directly into a standard electrical outlet
  • As a limited period offer, the company is offering a Wipro 9W Smart LED bulb worth Rs 2,099 on the purchase of the speaker from its website

Amazon has launched Echo Flex plug-in smart speaker in India. It has priced the speaker at Rs 2,999 and has started pre-orders from 20th November. The company will start shipping the speakers from next month. As a limited period offer, the company is offering a Wipro 9W Smart LED bulb worth Rs 2,099 for no additional cost on the purchase of Echo Flex on its website.

Parag Gupta, head of Amazon devices, said, “We are happy to introduce Echo Flex for users in India to access Alexa even more conveniently now from any room in the house. Our customers are looking for more options on where they can place Echo devices across their homes. We heard them. With its compact form, Echo Flex can be plugged in directly into an electrical socket to provide all functionalities of an Echo device.”

A built-in USB port

The speaker plugs directly into a standard electrical outlet. It comes with a built-in USB port to charge a phone or an accessory. The company says that users can add an optional accessory like the Smart Night Light or Motion Sensor using the same outlet.

Echo Flex can be used to make announcements, control smart home devices and get reponses for queries. Echo Flex works with devices like smart lights and plugs from brands such as Philips, Syska LED, Oakter, TP-Link.

Multiple layers of privacy controls

It is built with multiple layers of privacy controls, which includes a microphone off button that electronically disconnects the microphone. Additionally, the user can view, hear, and delete your voice recordings at Alexa privacy settings or in the Alexa app at any time. Like other Echo devices, the user can connect the Echo Flex to a preferred speaker via Bluetooth or a 3.5 mm audio cable.

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