Kiwi Design Alex Battery Pack for Echo Dot Review

Kiwi Design Alex Battery Pack for Echo Dot Review

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Takeaway: Durable, compact, long battery life; makes Echo Dot v2 portable.

You'll receive the Dot battery case, a nylon drawstring carry bag, and a few instruction manuals. The case is made of heavy duty nylon fabric, with Velcro straps, metal brackets, and strong fabric elastic bands. Inside at the top is a silicone pad to stabilize your Echo Dot once you place it in. On the sides are Velcro straps that allow you to remove the battery housing from the carrier. The battery is roughly double the height of the Echo Dot and constructed of a durable ABS plastic with a geometric design. On the bottom is a silicone foot so the unit won't slide around on a table. At the back, this hexagonal button is the power switch, microUSB charging port, and power input for the Echo Dot. On the front you have four LED indicators for the remaining battery life of the power pack. The lights will flash during charging while indicating the battery level. This battery and case are designed specifically for the Amazon Echo Dot Gen 2 which fits perfectly into the tray on top. Then you just need to plug the power cable into the back of the Dot; the cutout in the tray alots enough room for the Aux cable if you also want to connect it to an external speaker. Then just click the power button to turn it on. The straps and bands tighten to ensure the Dot will not fall out of the case when travelling. You can turn the unit on and off through the carrier by pressing the power button symbol which gives you access to the power button through the fabric. However, to see the LED indicators, you'll have to open up the lower Velcro strap on the front. The two carabiners on either side let you attach the carrier to a backpack or hang the unit. You can also carry it from the bottom using the adjustable elastic handle.

This case and battery combo make the Echo Dot portable whereas normally it needs to be plugged in. However, the battery pack doesn't come with its own microUSB cable for charging though you can use the one that came with your Echo Dot. A full charge takes about 8 hours but may take longer is the Dot is plugged in and in use. The battery pack lasts 12 hours of continuous run time, but can last for longer if the Dot is in standby mode and not being used. Overall this battery pack and case do a nice job of both protecting the Echo Dot and turning it into a portable unit. I like that it powers on and off with a simple click and there are multiple options for carrying and attaching it to bags and backpacks.

Buy it at Amazon: Kiwi Design Alex Battery Pack for Echo Dot [Affiliate Link]

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