Amazon launched its second Echo Wall Clock in a single week at this time. This time, it’s partnering with Disney to launch a wall clock featuring Mickey Mouse that, like different Echo Wall Clocks, enhances the Alexa expertise.
The clock doesn’t have a speaker or microphone built-in. As a substitute, it makes use of LEDs to visually signify the timers individuals set on their Alexa-enabled gadgets. (The gadget solely handed via the Federal Communications Fee final month.) It tracks alarms, reminders, and notifications whereas additionally transferring Mickey’s arms across the clock to inform the time — identical to a basic Mickey Mouse watch. It’s battery-operated, requiring 4 AA batteries, and it prices $49.99.
That’s costlier than Amazon’s commonplace Echo Wall Clock, which prices $29.99, but it surely’s decently cheaper than the Citizen Sensible Clocks that price both $79.99 or $89.99. Amazon initially struggled with its Echo Wall Clock and even needed to pull the itemizing over connectivity points. It took three weeks to work out a software program replace after which rereleased the clock early this 12 months.