• Amazon Tap
  • Amazon Tap
  • Amazon Tap
  • Amazon Tap
  • Amazon Tap
  • Amazon Tap
  • Amazon Tap

The need to get up and tap the Tap to get Alexa's attention defeats the purpose.

- Séamus Bellamy , PCWorld 

The Tap doesn't capture the charm of Amazon's other devices.

- Katherine Boehret , The Verge 

Specs / Features


Just tap and ask for music from Prime Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn. Uses the Alexa Voice Service when connected to Wi-Fi or a mobile hotspot to play music, read the news, provide weather reports, and even order a pizza. Streams all your music via Bluetooth from your phone or tablet. Delivers crisp sound powered by Dolby, with dual stereo speakers that provide 360º omni-directional audio.

Just tap and ask for music from Prime Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn. Uses the Alexa Voice Service when connected to Wi-Fi or a mobile hotspot to play music, read the news, provide weather reports, and even order a pizza. Streams all your music via Bluetooth from your phone or tablet. Delivers crisp sound powered by Dolby, with dual stereo speakers that provide 360º omni-directional audio.

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Specification

Brand Amazon
Model PW3840KL
Size 6 x 6 cm (2.4 x 2.4 in)

Reviews (6.7/10 Avg. rating)


PCWorld

A disappointing follow-up to a great smart-home device

from PCWorld
Amazon pitches the Tap as an “Alexa-enabled portable Bluetooth speaker;” in other words, a mobile Echo. It’s not. Without hands-free access to Alexa, and with even more lackluster audio capabilities, the Tap is more of a digital curiosity than a virtual necessity. If you want to bring Alexa into your home, spend the extra money on the Amazon Echo. You’ll be much happier with your investment... Full review
TechRadar

Amazon Tap improves upon the Echo's legacy

from TechRadar
The $130 Amazon Tap is a smart choice for those who want Alexa’s intelligent voice features combined with an impressive portable Bluetooth/WiFi speaker. (To get full use, the true price is $150, because you’ll want the “optional” $20 Sling to carry it around.) The awkward-yet-necessary Alexa app is Tap’s biggest handicap... Full review
ZDNet

A wise move by Amazon

from ZDNet

So far three of my friends have purchased an Echo, and all tell me they love it. As it did for me, it quickly becomes a useful technology for each of them. Alexa becomes an invisible assistant in daily life. This is why introducing a portable Echo is a good move for Amazon. While Alexa technology often impresses those exposed to it, many folks never see it in action. Getting exposure to it through the mobile Amazon Tap gives the opportunity for many to see it in person and start thinking about having an Amazon Echo in the home. This is a very good thing for Amazon to get Alexa technology sp... Full review

Tom's Guide

Too much work

from Tom's Guide
The $129 Amazon Tap puts Alexa in a portable and attractive body that's $50 less than the wall-outlet-bound Amazon Echo. All those smarts come in pretty handy, but you have to tap the device every single time you want to use Alexa, which diminishes this speaker's appeal. It's also not the best-sounding speaker for the price... Full review
Gizmag

Take Alexa with you anywhere

from Gizmag
There is also another kind of customer who might want to consider the Tap. If you're in the market for a mid-range Bluetooth speaker, we recommend considering the Tap. You're likely to get comparable sound quality for a comparable price, and with the added bonus of access to a rapidly growing and powerful voice platform... Full review
Cnet

A competent mix of portable Bluetooth speaker and digital assistant

from Cnet
If you want a portable Bluetooth speaker first and foremost, look elsewhere. You'll find one that sounds better for a similar cost. If you want a Bluetooth speaker, and are intrigued by Alexa, then sure, I can recommend the Amazon Tap under that circumstance as well. I'm just disappointed that I can't make a more universal recommendation... Full review
GottaBeMobile

A great portable option with a decent enough speaker to use on the go

from GottaBeMobile

The Amazon Tap works as well as the Amazon Echo. It also includes all the cool Alexa Voice Service Skills that the larger more expensive version has. At $129.99 it’s still a little pricey. I still wish the Alexa app turned my phone into an Echo device. Amazon put the feature into the Amazon Fire TV and Fire tablets, so they could put it into the app. Until they do, the Amazon Tap gives users the best option to bring Alexa on the go. Alexa works better than Siri for the things that both services can do. It’s also better than Google’s voice service for the things she’s... Full review

PC Magazine

A fine portable wireless speaker, but it's difficult to recommend

from PC Magazine
If you want to talk to Alexa while you're on the go, the Tap might be worth a look. But if you are mostly planning to use voice control at home, both the Echo and the Echo Dot offer far more convenience thanks to their always-listening functionality... Full review
Wired

The Amazon Tap is missing the polish that comes with the Echo experience

from Wired

I have a wish list of features for the Tap. I wish it would turn on the far-field voice recognition when it was plugged in and battery issues aren’t an issue. I wish it sounded a little better—I’ll probably end up buying an Echo Dot, too, which lets you connect Alexa to any speaker you like. I wish it got just a bit louder, to really fill a big room. But it already checks more boxes than just about any other Bluetooth speaker on the market, even ones that cost a lot more than $130. And thanks to Alexa, it’s both more powerful and more self-sufficient than anything th... Full review

Mashable

Amazon Tap is like an Echo that's hard of hearing

from Mashable
After falling hard for the Echo, I'm disappointed in the Tap. For a portable Bluetooth speaker, there are many better options priced above and below it. The 9-hour battery life is pretty average, too; there are plenty of rivals that go 12+ hours. Alexa's no fun to use when you need to press its button. It also doesn't work without Wi-Fi... Full review

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