When we think of Alexa, the first thing that comes to mind is the Amazon Echo device – either a long, cylindrical Echo or the small, puck sized Echo Dot. For a long time, to use Alexa, you had to buy one of these smart speakers – there was no other way out.

But what if you already have speakers in your house? Can you somehow magically bring Alexa to those speakers? Yes, you can (now)!

Echo Input is an accessory sold by Amazon that brings Alexa to your existing speakers. All you have to do is connect Echo Input to your speaker either via a 3.5mm cable or bluetooth, and it will be instantly Alexa enabled! Echo Input’s mic is so powerful that it can hear a person from across the room, even when music is playing. Echo Input does practically everything that an Echo device does, except calling contacts or “dropping in”. (calling another Echo device)

If you’ve always wanted to try Alexa without spending on an actual Echo device, now’s the time to do so. Echo Input retails for $20 on Amazon.

image showing technical details of Echo Input. it also shows locations of action button, microphone off button, LED. The description also indicates it has 4 microphone array, 3.5 mm audio output and micro usb power.

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