Here's a nifty, (if slightly strange), accessory for folks who dream of making their Amazon Echo portable. It's a "Battery Base for Echo" that lets you take it on the go. It's made by Mission Power, and sold directly by Amazon for $49.99. Here's a description of the device: Makes your Echo portable. Easily and securely attaches to base of Echo. Up to six hours of playback time. Recharges using the Amazon Echo power adapter. Echo not included, patent pending. Additionally, the battery base includes a battery management system using a Texas Instruments chipset, and weighs just 7 ounces. This seems like a cool idea for folks who frequently like to use the Echo for streaming music. You can take it outside on the patio, or maybe take it with you to a get together with friends. What other reasons could you folks see to make an Echo portable? Here's a link to the Amazon landing page for this Echo accessory: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01FE2OV30/?tag=slas0a-20. *Bonus intel - Apparently, Google is making a competing product to the Echo and it will be called the Google Chirp. Here's a link with a few more details: Google's 'Chirp' Will Be Competitor to Amazon Echo. Here's our dedicated Amazon Echo section for further discussion: Amazon Echo.