Over the years, Alexa became just another family member in countless households. At the beginning of this year, it was revealed by one of Amazon’s VPs, David Limp, that over 100 million Alexa-enabled devices had been sold since its introduction.
As technology progressed, Alexa expanded its reach far beyond one’s home. The system is most recently creeping its way into vehicles as well, thanks to a series of devices that can support the assistant, but also perform their core tasks.
Presently, there’s only a limited number of car gadgets that can work with the assistant, ranging from phone car mounts to dashcams and Amazon’s own Echo Auto.
We selected five of these gadgets based on the core function they are meant to perform. You can have a look in the section below.
Echo Auto –We’ll start with the purpose-built Echo Auto device. This speaker was introduced by Amazon at the end of 2018 as the first dedicated device to be used in cars with Alexa.
The differences between the Auto and the regular Echo are not that great in terms of capabilities. The Auto is however more potent as it had to be devised in such a way as to go around all the extra noise generated inside of a car.
Echo Auto is fitted with eight-microphones specifically designed for in-car acoustics and it can make out your voice over music, A/C, and road noise.