New Echo hardware announced by Amazon

September 26, 2019

New generation Echos announced along with an AirPods competitor.

Amazon has officially debuted a plethora of new devices during an event held yesterday in Seattle. This included new services and a bunch of new Echo devices that range from the upgraded versions of the previous ones to high-end audio.

Amazon has also stressed how privacy is being prioritized with their devices. The new devices will now give users more control as to what Alexa should be listening to, easing the concerns by some users about privacy.

Here’s a rundown of all the devices that Amazon has announced:

Echo Dot with Clock – Smart speaker with a built-in digital clock.

Echo (3rd Gen) – Upgraded version that features the sound architecture of the Echo Plus.

Echo Studio – This high-end Echo speaker will feature a 3D sound experience including support for Dolby Atmos.

Echo Show 8 – This sits between the Echo Show 5 and the Echo Show 10. A smart speaker with an 8-inch screen.

Echo Glow – This night light links to an Amazon Echo and can play along with the music. There are also various modes that let you play with a different cycle of colors.

Eero Mesh Routers – This dual-band router can be easily set-up in 10 minutes and of course, will feature Alexa support.

Echo Flex – It’s a smart speaker, charger and even a sensor all rolled into one.

Ring – New devices from Ring that include the Indoor Cam, Ring Retrofit Alarm Kit, and the Ring Stick Up Cam. A new home mode update will also roll out later this year where cameras will pause recording when you’re home. 

Smart Oven – It’s a smart oven that supports convection cooking and even an air fryer. It’s able to scan products and have the cooking information saved in the oven.

Echo Buds – Clearly an AirPods competitor, this pair of wireless headphones offer a 5-hour battery life (plus another 20 hours with the charging case) and a ‘world-class’ noise reduction and will even include Bose active-noise cancelation. Yes, it compatible with iOS and Android devices.

Echo Frames – This pair of spectacles is no Google Glass, but instead will use microphones and speakers so you can use Alexa to inquire about anything. It’s an invite-only device, which means that Amazon is still testing the waters if a product like this will be embraced by the masses.

Echo Loop – Basically a smart ring that you put on your finger. It supports haptic feedback for notifications and of course, Alexa-powered. It’s also an invite-only device.

Other announcements included an outdoor networking protocol called Sidewalk, more details about Auto, plus updates to Alexa that include more language support and even support for celebrity voices (at 99 cents each).

There’s also a new Alexa Communications for Kids that can filter out the content that they can ask Alexa.

Most of these devices are already available for pre-order on Amazon and will release in October.

by Victor
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff.