11 Accessories (Under $50) That Are Amazon Echo Compatible
Amazon's various Alexa-powered smart speakers are pretty good on their own, but a number of companies now sell accessories that make the Echo, Echo Dot and Echo Show look and sound better. From cases and stands to screen protectors and portable batteries, here are our top picks.
Amazon Echo Dot Case (2nd Gen)
The Echo Dot comes in white or black, which is a bit boring. If you want something snazzier, you can get one of these Amazon cases, which wrap the Echo Dot in different colors and materials. You can get cloth covers in Charcoal Black, Indigo and Sandstone (an off-white), and leather cases in Merlot, Midnight (black) and Saddle Tan. These cases are compatible with 2nd-Generation Echo Dots only.
Matone Outlet Wall Mount Hanger Stand for Dot 2nd Generation
One of the advantages of the Echo Dot is its small size, but what to do with the speaker's long power cord, and where do you put the speaker? This handy stand has an outlet plug and a very short USB cable, which keeps the Dot, its charger and its cord all together, right by your outlet. The stand is available in white or black and works with the 2nd-Generation Echo Dot.
Fintie Protective Case for Amazon Echo Dot 2nd Gen
Aside from Amazon, there are plenty of other companies that make cases for the Echo Dot. We're particularly fond of Fintie's colorful designs printed on synthetic leather. Options include a stained-glass window, a "love tree," and a French-inspired pattern called Versailles. The case, designed for the 2nd-Gen Echo Dot, wraps completely around the speaker.
Echo Show Screen Protector and Webcam Cover
One of the neat features of the Echo Show is its webcam, which lets you chat with other Alexa users. However, if you're worried about people dropping in on you, you can use this accessory's sliding cover to block the Show's camera. In addition, the 0.33mm-thick screen protector is made of shatterproof, tempered glass that resists fingerprints, water and oil.
Natural Solid Wood Stand Holder for Echo Dot 2nd Generation
Designed for the Echo Dot 2nd-Gen, this solid wood case with a walnut stain adds a bit of elegance and warmth that you can't get with other accessories. The company also makes white and black aluminum cases for the Echo Dot, which are great if you're going for a more industrial look.
Dox Battery Case
The Echo Dot's small size makes it easy to place in any room, but what if you want to take it outside? The Dox, by Ninety7, is a simple battery case for the Dot that will let you use the speaker unplugged for up to 10 hours. It's wrapped in a black (or white) cloth, and four LEDs let you know how much juice is left.
ZeroLemon Echo Dot Battery Charger
This charger for the Echo Dot isn't as sleek as the Dox, but it has a 10,000 mAh battery, which should give the Dot power for 10 to 15 hours. And, it's also designed to accommodate a Google Mini Home smart speaker, too. The battery comes with a USB-C-to-microUSB cable, and can also be used to juice up other accessories, such as a smartphone.
Vaux Portable Speaker
Face it: The Echo Dot's speaker isn't great for playing music. We declared the Vaux to be a no-brainer upgrade, as it not only improves the audio quality with its own speakers, but also has a battery that lasts up to 6 hours on a charge. We just wish it were waterproof, but then again, neither is the Echo Dot.
Mokcao Power+ Cordless Speaker with Battery Base for Amazon Echo Dot 2nd Generation
Another speaker/battery combo for the Echo Dot (2nd Gen), the Mokcao has dual 52mm drivers that crank out 20 watts of sound, along with a passive radiator to improve bass. This speaker not only offers a 5,000-mAH battery to let you take the Dot on the road, but also has a USB port that can be used to charge other devices, such as your smartphone. You can get the Mokcao in gray or black.
360 Rotating Stand for Echo Show
The Echo Show's camera and display make it great for video chats with friends and family, but the speaker's size and rubber base make it a bit hard to turn. Enter this rotating stand, which is made of aluminum and spins 360 degrees. A nonslip pad on the bottom of the stand holds the stand in place and keeps it from scratching your furniture.
Sky Battery Case
This case for the second-generation Amazon Echo has a lithium-ion battery that will let you use the speaker unplugged for up to 8 hours. The outside of the case is wrapped in a black cloth and includes a handle on the side, to make the case easier to carry. Four small LEDs show you how much battery life remains.