Amazon’s Alexa is making its way to Moto Z phones through a new Moto Mod. Accurately named the Moto Smart speaker with Amazon Alexa, the accessory can do what anyone can imagine: provide the user with an intelligent assistant on the go.
Moto Mods: Moto Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa
Back in February, Motorola announced a Moto Mod that takes Alexa to Moto Z phones, and to point out the obvious is the Moto Smart Speaker. Like other Moto Mods, it connects to the back of the phone, and once it is in place, it converts any compatible device such as Moto Z2 Force into an Echo device. As it shows, it even sports the iconic blue LED ring from the Echo.
Now Motorola has accumulated four far-field microphones to make sure it can capture what the user is saying even in noisy or distant environments and two 8-watt speakers to provide stereo sound. It is also equipped with a 1,530 mAh battery that is expected to last up to 15 hours, which means that users can continue to talk to Alexa for hours without exhausting their phones quickly. A remarkable reference point here is the dock where it can function as a loading platform. Motorola says it’s the right thing to do for night tables. In addition to that, it is resistant to splashes.
Smart Moto speaker price, availability
In any case, the Moto Smart speaker receives a boost, which means that users will not be mistaken with any of them. However, there is a small problem: it is expensive, holding customers $ 149.99. This is not the only problem here, too. The Moto Mod only points to the United States and other markets that have official Alexa support, or in other words, the availability is quite limited. In any case, it should be released in November.
The Moto Smart speaker is simply doing what it says, that is, giving Moto Z owners a portable version of Alexa. In other words, it’s like a boy in love between JBL SoundBoost 2 and an Amazon Echo device. For the anecdote, if the combination of a Moto Z phone and the Moto Smart speaker simply does not fit, then the Moto X4 is the perfect alternative. This is a recently announced phone that has been integrated by Alexa, and is scheduled to launch on October 26 with a price of $ 399.99, with pre-orders live on October 19 for the US market.