Motorola launches Moto Mod with in-built Amazon Alexa

What the program does is give Amazon Prime customers the chance to get a new phone at a discounted price, so folks looking for a deal may want to give this Moto X4 a look. Back in February during the Mobile World Congress, the two companies revealed that they were working together to bring Alexa to Moto Z smartphones as a Moto Mod accessory. Similar to Alexa on other devices, this Moto Mod lets you control the smart home appliances from Samsung, Belkin, GE and many others.

One notable design cue here is the dock in which it can double as a charging stand. Motorola says this is just the thing for nightstands.

The Alexa smart speaker Moto Mod comes with a dock design that's flawless for the nightstand.

Across the board, the Moto Smart Speaker gets a thumbs-up, meaning users won't go wrong with nabbing one. It's powered by a Snapdragon 630 paired with 3GB of RAM and a 3,000mAh battery, and it comes with 32GB of built-in storage as well as a microSD slot if you need additional storage. If you are anxious about battery life, the mod will have a 15-hour built-in battery that will keep your phone alive while you have a conversation with Alexa, it also has a dock-like design that is meant to be used on your nightstand.

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Unfortunately, this Moto Mod doesn't come cheap.

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. For comparison, the Amazon Echo sells for $99, while the smaller Echo Dot sells for $49.

The Moto X4 Prime Edition will go on sale at 10PM PST tonight (1AM EST) for $329.99, a $70 reduction from the normal price. The mod will work exactly as the normal assistant and comes with a dedicated speaker that will output Alexa's voice.

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