Amazon revamped its most powerful Echo, the $150 Echo Plus - here's how it compares to the old version
Avery HartmansOct 5, 2018, 19:27 IST
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After just a year on the market, Amazon's most powerful Echo has gotten a makeover.
Last month, Amazon unveiled the redesigned Echo Plus, a $150 smart speaker that also works as a smart-home hub. It has a whole new look and feel, and some updated insides, too. AdvertisementThe device is one of Amazon's most expensive Echo products, and it's only a year old. The first-generation model - which Amazon unveiled alongside the redesigned Echo last year - has since been replaced in Amazon's product lineup by the new and improved Echo Plus.
So whether you're considering an Echo Plus for the first time, or are considering replacing the one you already have, here's how the new Echo Plus compares to the previous version.
The new Echo Plus has a soft, fabric cover on the outside, while the old version was made from a hard plastic.
The new Echo Plus is also shorter and fatter than last year's model.
This year's Echo Plus has more manual controls on the top of the device than last year's version.
The new Echo Plus has a feature called local voice control, which last year's model didn't have.
The new Echo Plus has a temperature sensor built in.
The second-generation Echo Plus has better sound than the first-generation model.
Otherwise, the new Echo Plus has a lot of the same features as the first-generation device.