Amazon just announced a new $60 Echo Dot with a built-in digital clock

The new Echo Dot. Amazon

Amazon announced its new $US60 Echo Dot smart speaker on Wednesday that comes with a built-in LED screen that shows you the time, temperature, and alarm times.

The screen appears to be built into the new Echo Dot’s mesh exterior, and it’s a clear move to make the Echo Dot a better item for your bed-side table.

But it doesn’t necessarily have to be by your bedside: Amazon said that the Echo Dot with Clock’s screen can be clearly seen from across a room.

The new Echo Dot with Clock is essentially the regular Echo Dot with all of the usual smart abilities and Amazon’s Alexa smart voice assistant, except the new model has the built-in display.

Amazon said you can also tap the top of the new Echo Dot with Clock to snooze the alarm for a few more minutes of sleep.

Amazon made the new Echo Dot with Clock available for preorder on Wednesday for $US60.