February 25, 2018

Motorola adds Alexa integration with latest Moto Mod

20 October 2017, 12:22 | Camille Rivera

Motorola's newest mod puts an Alexa speaker on your phone

Motorola's Moto Mod Speaker With Amazon Alexa Official at $149, Arrives in November

Like all other Moto Mods, this Amazon Alexa-equipped smart speaker works with the Moto Z and Moto Z2 family. The Moto Mod speaker houses four microphones so that it will be able to clearly pick up the user's voice when initiating a voice command.

The latest smartphone to be added to Amazon's Prime Exclusive lineup is the Moto X4 by Motorola.

Amazon offers the new Moto X 4th generation as Prime Exclusive phones. The company will also be launching the Moto X4 smartphone that will come with Alexa in-built. As a testament to that, it even sports the Echo's iconic blue LED ring. The dock is also designed in such a way that it can be used on the user's nightstand.

Just like the rest of the Prime Exclusive collection, this version of the Moto X4 is sold at a pretty significant discount, but with some extra Amazon bloatware on board.

For those who love home automation, the new Moto Smart Speaker will let you turn the lights on and adjust your home temperature before you arrive. If they're really intent on having Alexa wherever they go, then this seems like a no-brainer. If you are anxious about battery life, the mod will have a 15-hour built-in battery that will keep your phone alive while you have a conversation with Alexa, it also has a dock-like design that is meant to be used on your nightstand. For the asking price, it is still a hard buy but we will know in November if there is truly a need for such an accessory for the Moto Z line-up. Motorola will begin distributing it in the USA, as well as making it available in markets where Alexa is available in November.

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