Add Alexa to any speaker with the Amazon Echo Input Alexa Audio Dongle

Amazon currently introduced a brand new product it’s calling the Echo input. This is a very thin, tiny version of the Echo Dot – and the first Alexa device without a speaker. The idea here is to provide a device that allows you to connect to the speaker you already own. The tool connects to a speaker over a 3.5mm audio cable or Bluetooth, and sports activities a 4-microphone array so you can communicate to Alexa. However not like with the Echo Dot, the audio will play over the connected speaker, now not the tool itself.

Amazon Echo Input Alexa Adapter Design

The small form factor – it is just around 12.5mm tall – allows this new tool to fit in almost anywhere. You can drop them throughout the home, for example.

When a speaker is connected to an Echo Input, it can then be added to new or existing multi-room music groups.

Amazon says the product is designed also to be shipped in bundles with other speakers that people like – such as Bose, which is a first partner for this device.

Amazon Echo Input Alexa Adapter Features

This device turns a regular speaker into a smart speaker via Bluetooth or 3.5mm audio cable. By using Echo Input, you can stream Spotify, Amazon Music, Pandora and more through your favorite speaker. Plus, you can ask Alexa to play music, check the weather or traffic and read the news. Echo Input also makes it easier to add items to lists, set timers and alarms, and control compatible smart home devices. Furthermore, Alexa continues to get smarter, continuously adding news skills such as playing games and tracking fitness. Echo Input can hear you throughout the room, even when there’s music playing. Thanks to its slim design, Echo Input fits practically anywhere.

Amazon Echo Input Alexa Adapter Price

The Amazon Echo Input comes in both black and white, and will be available later this year for $34.99 in the U.S., U.K. and Germany.