Value for Money:
Anker is well known company for their Portable chargers, slowly began capturing the Bluetooth headphones, Portable speakers, Dash cams, Lightning cables and so on….
Anker is know for its Quality and Price, they are looked upon as Value for Money for the customers.
New Launch of Alexa Assistant Enabled Smart Speaker:
It has declared launch of all new smart speaker, which is almost a copy of Amazon Echo Dot but substantially cheaper.
Well … The Eufy Genie is designed to match the Echo Dot’s size and functionality almost exactly.
Simply plug it to your speakers or work as standalone speaker.
Set timers, Play music, Ask questions, and access thousands of Alexa skills.
What is the difference between the Anker Eufy Genie and the Amazon Echo Dot?
- Genie Sounds Better:
Genie sounds better with its 200% more volume than Amazon’s Echo Dot
- Genie Sells at Lower Price with same function:
Declared price is $35, which is very good bargain as against the $50 Echo Dot.
- What is available in Genie at launch?
During the launch Genie will not feature every app-integration offered by Amazon’s device, however the speaker will get software updates to integrate more and more features after launch.Amazon Music and Pandora’s on demand streaming service will be available, but Spotify integration will follow soon after launch through an update.
Amazon Echo Dot vs Anker Eufy Genie specifications Comparison
|Smart Speaker||Amazon Echo Dot
|Anker Eufy Genie
Introduction price $35
as on 10 Aug 2017
|“Hey Alexa” Command||Supports always-on Alexa, connects to the cloud to stream music, controls your smarthome devices, and does all the same stuff like control lights, check the weather, play music and more.|
|Alexa Activation||Yes (Always-on/always-listening/voice-activated)|
|Speakers||Stereo audio output for Bluetooth & audio cables||200% more volume than Amazon’s Echo Dot|
|Microphone Array|| 7-piece microphone array
Voice-feedback only(Must be connected to external speakers)
|The AudioSmart® far-field voice processor detects sound in 360°, isolates and removes noise, then utilizes echo cancellation to hear your voice during loud music playback or voice prompts|
|Bluetooth Audio Input||Yes||No|
|Bluetooth Audio Output||Yes||No|
|AUX Audio Output||Yes|
|Compatible with Alexa Voice Remote||Yes||Info awaited|
|Media Storage||No||Info awaited|
|Alexa app||Yes||Info awaited|
|Dimensions||38 x 84 x 84 mm||Info awaited|
|Weight||250 grams||Info awaited|
|Price & Offers||Echo-Dot Best Buy||Launch 16 Aug|
Looks like Amazon also wants to add more companies supporting the Alexa protocol, which will help them establish more in terms of competition.
Anker has perfectly taken advantage of popularity of Amazon Echo Dot smart speaker and given a cheap alternative with its brand quality.
Lets wait for the launch 🙂