Amazon Echo Dot Concept, Pod Design. Conceptual design to create a stack able pod system for Amazon Echo 2nd Generation Dot smart device. Each pod represents a specific system with a rechargeable power bank always stationed on the bottom and the Echo Dot always positioned on top. The current configuration includes: IR scanner, Speaker/Sub combo, Rechargeable Battery with Docking Station and Echo Pod.
The Pod concept was ultimately put on hold due to complexity of parts and the direction was pushed to create the AMP360, an amplifier for the Amazon Echo Dot (2nd Generation).
Mood board and research references
Initial sketch directions trying to find the right way of conveying this concept.
Concept directions lead to core designs that were focused on customization through aesthetics versus overall functionality. This was soon scrapped to focus more on functionality.
AMP360 Final Images
To install Echo Dot, remove the cap panel and secure power and data cables to Dot.
Pod Design Concept renderings
Speaker and Sub Woofer designed into "speaker pod"
Electrical pins with contact rings provide data and power when pods are locked into place.
Battery base station with power button and indicator lights to show charge.