Thanks to the popularity of Amazon’s Echo smart speaker and Alexa digital assistant, a cottage industry of add-ons and accessories has sprung up to make the Echo, Echo Dot, and Echo Tap even better. Make your Echo/Alexa device portable. Improve the Echo’s sound quality. Hang your Echo device on the wall or even mount it inside your ceiling. A cornucopia of after-market gadgets can accomplish these tricks and more.
We’ve put our hands on 16 of the best Echo accessories on the market so that we can not only inform you of their existence but tell you how they perform and let you know of any potential drawbacks. Most of these are compatible with the Echo and Echo Dot (2nd generation), since the new models (the Echo Show, 2nd generation Echo, et al) just came to market.