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ArunGupta2014

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Is the Tap a truly portable Echo. In particular, does the Tap include Smart Home (formerly Connected Home) devices?

 

Based on all of the reviews and the specs I have read its exactly the same with better speakers & battery.

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I read that, too. I don't care at all about the sound, only the portability for Smart Home devices. I'd really like confirmation from someone with hands-on experience B)

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I read that, too. I don't care at all about the sound, only the portability for Smart Home devices. I'd really like confirmation from someone with hands-on experience B)

 

As its name implies, you have to tap the Tap's button in order to issue commands, which I think defeats some of the purpose it might have for Smart Home automation.

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As its name implies, you have to tap the Tap's button in order to issue commands, which I think defeats some of the purpose it might have for Smart Home automation.

 

Assuming you were handy enough wiring the switch to always on would not be very difficult at all. Its assumed the person would understand the stated battery run time would be heavily impacted though.

 

Given a couple of companies have already made a dedicated battery boot for the Echo going that route may be better. I personally don't care for the design of the Tap vs the Echo but its cheaper!

 

This time next year if they start to offer the entire line up globally - Amazon will have a massive impact on the Home Automation industry as a whole.

 

If they ever drop the Echo back to a standard $99.00 price point it will seize probably the entire market place.

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