Amazon’s Echo Tap gets the one feature it should have had all along

Amazon just gave its portable speaker a much needed update.

The company is adding hands-free functionality to the Echo Tap, finally bringing it up to speed with the other devices in the Echo Line.

Previously, you could only interact with Alexa by holding down the microphone button. Once hands-free is enabled, you can use Alexa just as you would with a full-sized Echo.

Amazon says the Tap’s battery should last about eight hours while in hands-free mode, which should be sufficient for most on-the-go situations (note that you’ll still need a Wi-Fi connection in order to use Alexa.) Set to roll out over the next couple weeks, the new feature can be enabled in the Alexa app. …

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Via: Mashable: Gadgets

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