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VAUX is the first battery-powered speaker to house the Amazon Echo Dot. It's cordless portability, enhanced audio sound and beautiful modern aesthetic lets you enjoy VAUX anywhere in your home environment. Plug, play. Enjoy.
From the Manufacturer
Unleash the power of Alexa and the Amazon Echo Dot.
Simply place your Dot into the top of the VAUX, plug in internal connectors and your good to go. VAUX's built-in battery gives your cordless freedom and lets you enjoy Dot from anywhere, anytime.
VAUX delivers high quality audio and looks great doing it. We've wrapped premium speakers in beautiful acoustic fabric, making VAUX live seamlessly into your space while filling it with great sound.
With VAUX's built-in rechargeable battery, you get up to 6 hours of cordless freedom to untether with Dot, anywhere, anytime.
VAUX was designed to be minimal, sleek and beautiful, yet seamlessly live in any style of home environment, and any room that you want Alexa at your side, office, kitchen, living room, kid's room, you name it.
Same Dot. Better everything else. With VAUX, you get the same great Dot experience plus better sound, no cords, and a smart, beautiful design.
Describe your product in 3 words.
Quality, Portability, Style.
How did you come up with the idea for this product?
At Ninety7 we are always striving to elevate products and brands through design and innovation. The Amazon’s Echo Dot is a phenomenal device for so many people but had limitations in terms of look, sound and mobility which is what inspired us to design our product. VAUX elevates the Dot from gadget to indispensable home companion and allows for a different look than what is currently available in the Amazon family.
What makes your product special?
VAUX is the first battery-powered speaker designed to hold the Amazon Echo Dot. Our design integrates the Amazon Dot so seamlessly that you want to buy a Dot and our product together. We are an obvious great gift for anyone that has already bought a Dot, but we are also a great value as a bundle.
What has been the best part of your startup experience?
At Ninety7, the best part is making great product and not compromising on quality. We get to work closely with incredible people that know how to execute and get things done. At the end of the day, we just want to make things better and have a great time doing it. That quality shows in our product and service we offer.
Most helpful customer reviews
52 of 52 people found the following review helpful.
Dot/VAUX combo is the best "Echo" device so far
Very impressed by the quality of this speaker. I have a Bose SoundLink Mini II hooked up to a Dot in another part of the house and while the Bose speaker has better fidelity (it better since it cost more than 4 times as much) it's not that far off. The speaker's design and aesthetic is excellent. A second generation Dot sits almost flush with the top of the speaker making it look like it's part of the speaker rather than something that doesn't belong. The ability to grab the speaker and take it with you is huge. Whether you're taking it along while you clean the house or sit with it on the patio sipping iced tea, it's the perfect digital companion.
I personally haven't had any issues with the speaker so far. It sits on my kitchen island connected to the original Dot charger. It hasn't turned off, stopped working or any other issues I've seen in other reviews. I've been able to disconnect it and take it around the house with no issues. This is a high quality and thoughtfully designed piece of equipment that, in a way, makes the Dot/VAUX combo better than any other "Echo" product due to its ability to be a small stand alone or a portable powerful speaker depending on your needs.
This is by far the best peripheral for the Dot to date. If you have a Dot, or are thinking about picking one up, I highly recommend this product.
115 of 121 people found the following review helpful.
Look Ma, no cords!!
This is such a clever gadget! I love my Dots, but music just sounds sad over her little speaker. This speaker has the quality of a good bluetooth speaker, plus a battery so Alexa can roam free! Setup couldn't be simpler - drop the Dot into the top and plug it in, that's it! The speaker connects to the Dot via the 3.5mm aux output so no fussing with Bluetooth or wifi, and you get full quality audio rather than compressed over Bluetooth. The battery connects to the Dot's micro-USB port, and the speaker unit has a separate micro-USB port for charging. You use the cord you were already using to power your Dot. The sound quality is good. Not Bose-quality, the bass is definitely lacking, but substantially better than the built I speakers. It's equivalent quality (maybe a little better) than the JBL GO I generally pair to my Dot. It's also LOUD, so definitely turn your Dot down to sound level 3-4 before you plug it in, or you'll get a sonic barrage. That could be a down side, as the only volume control is via Alexa - the speaker volume isn't controllable separately. If you're looking for the softer end of the spectrum you may want to unplug the speaker for that purpose. One interesting thing I noted was that with the speaker plugged in, Alexa doesn't stop playing music to answer questions or respond to her name. She decreases the volume slightly, but the music is still clearly audible. Overall, I'm thrilled with this purchase. It makes my Dot so much more functional! I feel like I scored an Echo at half the price!!
58 of 61 people found the following review helpful.
Quality materials that look very nice. Plays well with good sound
By Robert Patterson
Quality materials that look very nice. Plays well with good sound. Haven't tried it in the battery mode yet. My complaint is that I can't lower the sound enough to use it for playing environmental sound for nighttime sleeping. I have to take the Dot out of the speaker to get the sound low enough for listening comfort.