The Echo Wall Clock was first announced by Amazon in September alongside several other Alexa-enabled products and started shipping just before the holidays in December. The device was pulled out from the store in late January because of connectivity issues such as issues with the Bluetooth link between the device and its Echo counterparts.
A few weeks after being pulled because of connectivity issues, Amazon’s Echo Wall Clock is once again available for purchase. Now after getting fixed the clock is priced at an affordable $29.99. A spokesperson for Amazon confirmed the availability of the clock. If you order the Echo Wall Clock, you can get it as early as tomorrow with one day paid shipping or in two days with Prime.
The company also said that a software update will be made available for customers who already own the device and did not return it. That update will be received automatically when the clock is connected to an Echo device.
Bluetooth connectivity feature is essential to the device’s function, as it needs to connect to another Echo device in order to operate with voice controls. With the fix, users will once again be able to set alarms and timers via Alexa that will be displayed on the 60 LED lights around the edge of the clock’s face. This way you don’t have to keep on asking the voice assistant for updates while doing a busy job. It’s simple and useful integration and the looks are also pretty decent for a wall.
The device is only compatible with Amazon’s Echo products including the Echo, Echo Plus, Echo Dot, Echo Input, Echo Show and Echo Spot. You cannot use it with a third party Alexa speakers, that being its only disadvantage.
- Decent look and design
- Visually shows Alexa timers
- Doesn’t work with Echos in multi-room groups
- Flimsy build
- If you are a frequent user of Alexa timers then Amazon’s Echo Wall Clock is an easy way to see when they are about to expire.