Technology is something that is forever changing and everyone benefits for these changes. For music lovers, what changes are the gadgets they use to play music and these are chosen by their convenience or budget. That is where the Amazon Tap or simply “Tap” comes in. The Tap is a Bluetooth and Wi-Fi enables speaker. It is likely a portable version of the Amazon Echo, the design must be different but it just looked like it and the large difference might be the microphone button present on the Tap. Tap the button and ask for music you wanted, hear news and weather forecasts, order pizza and many more with Alexa Voice Service.
The design is you can say, a little above simplistic. It is cylinder shaped and is covered in speaker screen on the side. The Tap has 8 buttons on its body which are placed accordingly for their functions. 5 of the buttons re on the top that are for playing music, the front button is the microphone button and the remaining two are in the back, which are the Power and Wi-Fi / Bluetooth buttons. The 5 lights present on the top that changes colors depending on Alexa’s response sure gives it a different personality.
Along with the personalized Sling that has a selection of 6 colors, the colors could show the user’s personality. Also it protects your Tap just in case of little accidents.
Dimensions (Height and Weight)
Amazon Tap is standing at 6.2” with a diameter of 2.6”. Its charging cradle is 0.6” in height and has the same diameter of course. Its weight is 16.6 oz or 470 grams with the charging cradle having a weight of 3.8 oz or 109 grams.
First, tap the power button on and connect it to the Alex App using your mobile or browser before you can use all the features. Remember this.
As a portable Bluetooth and Wi-Fi enable speaker, you can play music from your phone or from the internet whenever you are connected. As it may vary on the settings, you can listen to music for up to 9 hour of continues playback, really good for people on the go but sad to say, the issue now would be the battery life of your phone.
When connected to the internet via Wi-Fi or a mobile hotspot, Tap the Microphone button and ask what you wanted. Play music from an artist either from your phone or from a streaming site, ask world time, hear news and weather forecasts or order pizza. As the Tap has Alexa Voice Service, you can do all these just by tapping and asking.
Two ways of charging alright, one is the cradle and two is by connecting the USB cable and adapter to a power source. Well having two charging methods is good, especially when you can’t charge your Tap on the cradle with the sling on.