What’s an Amazon Tap?

What is an Amazon Tap?

After Amazon hit the great idea jackpot with the
Amazon Echo, they realized that it was too good of a thing to keep at home, so the
Amazon Tap was born.

The Amazon Tap is much more than a bluetooth speaker – The Tap (i’m hip like that, yo) is lighter,
battery powered version of the Amazon Echo, with a few exceptions, which I’ll explain in a bit.

Thanks to the 9 hour battery life, you can take the Amazon Tap with you and use its Alexa operating system to:

  • Get music from Amazon Prime Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn
  • Read news, get weather, and even order a pizza
  • Stream music from your phone or tablet via Bluetooth

Other Features
The Amazon Tap dual stereo Dolby (Dobly anyone?) speakers provide 360º omni-directional audio with up to 9 hours of audio playback. Like the Amazon Echo & Amazon Dot, the Amazon Tap is continually updated it “gets smarter” as new features and skills are added. The charging cradle is included, as well.

Thanks for that, Amazon!

Cool People Love It
If we’re to believe Amazon, hipsters love the Amazon Tap. The Amazon page has the pierced & tattooed generation enjoying the Amazon Tap on the beach, while riding bikes, having rooftop drinking parties or just hanging around in a hammock.


I’m Not Hip
Believe it or not, I’m not a hipster (though I’ve played one in a movie) but I think the Tap is pretty cool. The speaker provides that big sound from a tiny place that is always amazing to old folks like me. “How do these kids make that magic happen, Irene?”

You can pick out carrying cases of colors ranging from uninteresting black (my choice, thankyouverymuch) to “Look At Me Purple” (an actual color, I’m told.) Of course, some enterprising people have created custom cases for the Amazon Tap because you need that sort of thing.

You Know You Want One
Go for it.
The Amazon Tap is a mere $129.99 and stacks up against other bluetooth speakers quite well. The battery life alone is impressive.

Probably Not

To be honest, the Amazon Tap never made sense to me. Why lug that around when you have a phone with all the world’s music and any other information, right? They seem to not be promoting the Amazon Tap so much anymore… they’re mostly available used from “third party sellers.” Okay.

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