Amazon recently released two new devices, the Amazon Tap and the Amazon Echo Dot. In this article, we will focus on the Amazon Tap and how to set it up. The difference between the Amazon Tap and the old Amazon Echo is that it is wireless, more portable, more rugged, and seems a little bit smaller than the Amazon Echo Zoo.
The Amazon Tap will run you 130 dollars on Amazon, which comes with very minimal packaging. To set up the Amazon Tap, open the package and you will find the speaker, the AC adapter, your charging cable, the cradle, and product information for you to learn how to use the device.
The power cable is micro USB, and it looks fairly long, at least a little bit longer than the ones you are used to getting in phones. The cradle actually has a decent amount of weight to it so it’s pretty dense, and you just kind of plug it in, plug it into the wall, and it will charge. Amazon talks about nine hours of battery life on the Amazon Tap.
To pair the Amazon Tap with your phone, you need to download the Alexa app and connect to Wi-Fi. The Alexa app will guide you through the setup process, and once it is complete, the Amazon Tap is ready to use.
The Amazon Tap has a mic button, some indicator lights up at the top, media control, skip play pause, volume up, and volume down. Flipping it over on the back, you’ll see the power button, an auxiliary cable 3.5-millimeter input, a micro USB slot, and a Bluetooth button for pairing as well.
Overall, the Amazon Tap definitely has a nice cover to it, it feels like it’s going to be very sturdy, and it’s not too heavy. It feels like the cradle is pretty similar weight to actually the speaker itself. The Amazon Tap also pairs with the Alexa app, letting you know other things like BBC world services.
In conclusion, the Amazon Tap is a great device to have if you are looking for a portable and wireless speaker. It is easy to set up, and the Alexa app guides you through the process. The sound quality is impressive for its size, and it is great for listening to music, setting alarms, and checking the weather. A full review of the Amazon Tap is coming soon, so stay tuned.