If you thought that the design for Amazon’s Echo and Echo Dot speakers were a little dated, then you might be interested to learn that the company has since taken the wraps off a brand new design for its Alexa-enabled speakers. As you can see in the photo above, Amazon has decided to give it a makeover, resulting in a spherical design.
According to Amazon, with the new Echo, they have decided to combine both the Echo and Echo Plus features into a single unit, while keeping it at the price of an Echo. Both the new Echo and Echo Dot will feature the use of a fabric finish and will also sport an LED light ring at the bottom to give it an underglow-like effect.
One of the main differences between the Echo and Echo Dot would be the size of the speakers, where the Echo will come with a 3-inch woofer and dual-firing tweeters, while the Echo Dot will come with a single 1.6-inch front-firing speaker. Given that these are Alexa-enabled speakers at their core, it also means that save for the new design, they’ll still be able to do everything Alexa can do.