Thursday, 18 October, 2018

Amazon Debuts Dozens Of New Fire, Alexa, Echo Devices And Features

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Mandy Jefferson | 22 September, 2018, 21:55

Amazon is making it easier to turn old stereos into smart speakers with its new Echo Input. The little device connects to your vehicle through an aux jack or Bluetooth. The reign of Alexa is only beginning for Amazon.

According to Amazon's senior vice president of Alexa devices, David Limp, the Echo Dot also has 70% better sound. The 3rd-generation Echo Dot comes with a price tag of Rs 4,499.

The most expensive of the flagship smart speakers at £319, but HomePod does come with the biggest and best audio system with its seven tweeters, each with their own amplifier. The device will go for $49.

Amazon's Echo Show is the most pricey of the bunch, set to arrive in Australia in October from JB HiFi, Officeworks, and the Amazon online store for $349 with a Philips Hue lightbulb.

The Echo Plus has also picked up a fabric design that makes it resemble the standard Echo, and it now includes a temperature sensor in addition to the ZigBee smart home hub. The Echo Auto connects to Alexa through your phone and plays over your car's speakers. The speaker can also be paired with other Echo speakers to create stereo sound.

As you can see, the new Dot is available in three colours known as charcoal, heather grey and sandstone.

With the new products, Amazon is basically aiming to improve the audio experience for the consumers. Amazon is tapping into this largely untouched market by introducing the new Echo Auto.

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To complement the release of the new Echo audio options, and weird kitchen gadgets, Amazon have also upgraded the Echo Show and Echo Dot. The Echo Sub is is up for pre-order for Rs. 12,999 and will ship in November.

Alongside the new Echo Dot and Echo Sub, Amazon has also launched a new gen Echo Plus in India for Rs 14,999.

The Echo Sub is the first ever wireless Echo subwoofer from the company which is offering 100W deep bass sound through a 6-inch woofer.

The company has spoken of its desire to dominate the smart home market, ahead of the likes of Google and Apple, which followed Amazon into the space after the first Echo smart speaker was revealed in the United States in 2014. The Echo Input allows you to turn any speaker into an Alexa-powered smart speaker.

Other companies have tried to imitate Amazon's success. This new entry in the Ring family of security devices comes in both wired and battery-powered versions and adds access control for compatible Schlage, Yale, Kwikset, and Danalock locks.

For one thing, Alexa isn't actually built into it.

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