The Echo Spot returns in a 2024 version that gives pride of place to audio

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The Echo Spot was among the first Echo devices to hit our shelves in 2018, but the little ball with a screen that was supposed to act as an alarm clock seemed to have finally been abandoned in favor of the Echo Dot And Echo Show 5. It's finally making a comeback this year. For its 2024 version, the Echo Spot is getting a makeover and adopting a completely new design in addition to new features, but one is also being removed.

A bigger speaker, but no more camera

While the screen followed the curves of the device in its first generation to occupy almost its entire front, we now find a more squashed and conventional screen – it is a rectangle of 2.83 inches diagonal and 240 x 320 pixels – to leave more space for the speaker below. The latter is obviously supposed to allow the new Echo Spot to deliver better quality sound, with “deep bass” and “clear voices” according to Amazon. We are waiting for its passage in the lab to give us our opinion on this subject, but it is in any case a good omen for a device essentially intended for listening to music.

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The device is compatible with most audio streaming services to wake up to songs. It can of course also play podcasts, but video streaming services are not supported. We probably don't lose much given the screen format; it should mainly allow you to check the weather or the day's appointments.

By the way, the video calls available with the first generation are no longer available either since Amazon has abandoned the camera. A wise decision: not everyone wants an Internet-connected camera on their nightstand. A microphone is still integrated to make calls or announcements on other Echo devices in the house, but a button allows you to easily mute it. Of course, it will also allow you to ask Alexa questions or control connected objects.

The Echo Spot (2024) is available now and is benefiting from an interesting launch offer since it allows you to get it for €54.99, instead of the recommended €94.99. However, the offer in question is reserved for Prime subscribers, and will also end with the Prime Days scheduled for July 16 and 17.

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