Amazon’s Echo lineup has taken the world by storm. Personally, I have 4 of these devices around my home (along with HomePod and Google Home devices, but we’ll ignore that for this post.) But, one thing about the Echo (or any other smart speaker) is that generally, you’re limited to one place for use.
Sure, Amazon has the Echo Tap to bring with you on trips, but it doesn’t have always listening and is fairly limited in the sound department. That’s where Nintey7 comes in. The company specializes in making battery bases for smart speakers, and they just launched the SKY Battery Base for Echo 2.
Nomad Base Station
The SKY Battery Base for Echo 2 is the latest in a line of bases from Ninety7. This new housing for the Echo 2 features up to 8 hours of listening on a single charge and a convenient carrying handle on the side, making it super easy to bring with you.
Around 25% taller than the Echo 2 itself, the SKY Battery Base lets you take Amazon’s assistant everywhere you go. The nice thing here is, you can keep the Echo 2 in SKY as long as you want, as SKY will pass power through its battery and to the Echo 2 while you’re home. And when you want to go? Just unplug SKY and boom, your Echo stays powered on and is ready to go everywhere with you.
This is a great addition to take the Echo 2 with you to the beach, or honestly, even just outside for parties. The Echo 2 has a great built-in speaker, and with its smart home controls, games, and timer functions, this is a great tool anywhere in the house.
As summer comes, people will be spending more time outside and on their patios, and this could be a great way to get your favorite voice assistant outside without having to unplug it, move the cords, find an outlet, and wait for it to boot back up.
SKY fully replaces the Echo 2’s sleeve, meaning it’s super sleek and looks like it was built for it. Weighing in at 1lb, SKY is light enough to carry everywhere, while hefty enough that it won’t blow over on your deck.
This battery base even uses your Echo 2’s regular power supply, so there’s no need to worry about plugging something in extra and having to worry about proprietary connectors.
SKY retails for $60, though during its pre-order Ninety7 is running a sale that makes it just $49.95. Shipping should start in early June, giving you a portable Echo just in time for key summer months around the fire pit with friends.
Ninety7 Expands Smart Accessory Line-Up With SKY – A Powerful Portable Battery Base for Amazon Echo 2
Unplug & Enjoy Alexa On-the-Go, Pre-Orders Start Today
Chicago, IL May 1, 2018 – Ninety7, the technology lifestyle company behind top selling VAUX, the first battery-powered speaker designed for the Amazon Echo Dot, today announced SKY, a portable battery base for the Amazon Echo (2nd Gen). SKY provides cordless freedom, letting you unplug and take Alexa anywhere you choose. Following three successful launches in the company’s first year, SKY is the latest of several smart assistant accessory products Ninety7 plans to release this year for both Amazon and Google Home. Pre-orders for SKY will start today on Ninety7.com for an exclusive pre-order price of $49.95, $10 off retail price of $59.95. Pre-orders are estimated to ship in early June.
SKY was designed to seamlessly integrate with the Amazon Echo 2. Its powerful, lithium-ion rechargeable battery allows up to eight unplugged hours of use. SKY features a carrying handle to maximize ease of portability around the home, as well as 4 LED lights on the front, allowing for quick and easy gauge on remaining battery life. Install is simple and cable free—just remove Amazon Echo 2’s original factory sleeve and the rubber nub at base to expose Echo 2 power pins (Ninety7 includes tool for easy of removal). Then simply insert the device into SKY’s battery sleeve, and effortlessly connect for cord-free mobility.
“With the popularity of voice assistants dominating the market, the need to move beyond the power outlet is becoming more and more desired by consumers,” said Kevin Brennan, CEO & co-founder of Ninety7. “The Amazon Echo 2 is a robust smart speaker with quality audio, and with SKY, you can elevate the experience even further with cordless portability.”
About Ninety7 Ninety7 is a lifestyle company creating technology products that enhance the user’s everyday life through unsurpassed design, function and quality. We believe in setting a new bar and redefining what technology accessories can be. We make accessories that make products better. 1+1=3. More information about Ninety7 is available at www.ninety7life.com.