Amazon has officially unveiled the second-generation of its Echo Dot and you can place your pre-order for it now. Refining the hardware a bit, the Echo Dot allows you to play music, control smart home devices and much more with just your voice. The seven far-field microphones allow for it to hear you from across the room or in noisy environments, and the built-in speaker works as an alarm clock, an assistant and much more.

Echo Dot second-gen

Some of the other features include:

  • Uses Alexa to play music, control smart home devices, provide information, read the news, set alarms, and more
  • Connects to speakers or headphones through Bluetooth or 3.5 mm stereo cable to play music from Prime Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn
  • Controls lights, fans, switches, thermostats, garage doors, sprinklers, and more with compatible connected devices from WeMo, Philips Hue, Samsung SmartThings, Nest, ecobee, and others
  • Hears you from across the room with 7 far-field microphones for hands-free control, even in noisy environments or while playing music
  • Includes a built-in speaker so it can work on its own as a smart alarm clock in the bedroom, an assistant in the kitchen, or anywhere you might want a voice-controlled computer
  • Always getting smarter and adding new features, plus thousands of skills like Uber, Domino's, and more

Don't forget you'll also be able to use the Echo Dot with your Sonos speaker in the coming months to control it with just your voice. You can pre-order it now in black or white for just $50 and it will be officially available on October 20. Amazon is running some promotions for the speaker, like buy five and get one free with the coupon code DOT6PACK, or you can buy 10 and get two free with coupon DOT12PACK.

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