Amazon Echo Dot is an amazing offering from Amazon; a tinier and less costlier version of the Amazon Echo with all the features with an additional utility of pairing the device with other Bluetooth speakers for a better audio experience. But the small size is a deal breaker since it cannot contain a powerful speaker like its expensive version because of size limitations. And pairing it with other Bluetooth speakers would mean the speakers have to be really close to the Echo Dot and you would just have to carry both the devices in your hands, which is a kind of a bummer. And now, a $50 cordless speaker has just arrived to remove the hassle.
Presenting- The Vaux Cordless Home Speaker
At $50, the Vaux Cordless Home Speaker is a chance that can be easily taken to amplify your experience with the Echo Dot. The speaker looks quite like a regular one, but its USP comes with a dock on top, exclusively to fit the Echo Dot on it. It’s the first battery powered speaker designed specifically to house the Echo Dot with it. Manufactured by Ninety7, this 1.8 lb device has a massive battery life and can charge the Echo Dot and playback at the same time. The speaker can either be connected via Bluetooth, or a 3.5mm aux cable as well. It has a micro-USB port for charging itself, and a micro-USB plug for charging the Echo Dot. It houses another 3.5mm headphone jack in case you need to plug in your phone too. All of this, and you can still have the same control over the Echo Dot using the standard commands like saying “Hey Alexa” to wake it up whenever you want. The speaker promises of giving up to 6 hours of battery life and an amazing sound enough to fill the whole room. It comes in two colours as of now- a black and a white version.
Needless to say, you will need a wireless connection every time you go out of your wi-fi zone. But that is a no brainer too since a mobile hotspot will easily do the job for you. This whole portable combination does seem much better than buying the full sized Amazon Echo for around $180, whereas the total for this combination would roughly sum up to around $100 easily.
VAUX Speaker for Echo Dot
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