Moto X4 Now Available For Pre-Order at Amazon & Other Retailers

Motorola's Moto Mod Speaker With Amazon Alexa Official at $149, Arrives in November

It is also available in essentially three variants, one is the Android One model that is for Project Fi, then there's the Amazon Prime Exclusive model with lockscreen ads, and then the regular old Moto X4. The mod also has a clever dock design that's intended for use on your nightstand. Ask Alexa to request a ride home after an evening out or read the items on your grocery list so you don't have to bother searching for your phone in pockets or bags while navigating the crowded store.

The Moto Smart Speaker has a 1,530mAh battery and is capable of outputting 8W of sound. The Moto Mod is heading only to the United States and other markets that have official Alexa support, or in other words, availability is pretty much limited. Also, there is a blue illumination ring that the users of Amazon smart speakers such as Echo and Echo Dot will be familiar with. This means that the Moto Mod won't eat up the battery life of their Moto Z smartphone.

Overall, the new Moto Mod is another easy way of getting Amazon's Alexa voice assistant to more users.

For those who love home automation, the new Moto Smart Speaker will let you turn the lights on and adjust your home temperature before you arrive.

The cost of being president: Forbes 400 shows Donald Trump's wealth drops
Amazon's chief Jeff Bezos held on to the second position for the second consecutive year, with a net worth of $81.5 billion. According to Forbes , the White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Trump's ranking.

And most obviously, you can just buy an Amazon Echo for $99. For the asking price, it is still a hard buy but we will know in November if there is truly a need for such an accessory for the Moto Z line-up.

The only real reason why someone would want to purchase the module is so that they can have their Alexa on the go, with cellular data on tap.

Amazon's Alexa is making its way to the Moto Z phones by way of a new Moto Mod. As the Echo devices were finally launched by the online retail giant Amazon earlier this month, we can also expect that this feature would be made available in India as well.

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