Amazon's Surprise Echo Event: All The New Gadgets

Surprise, Inc Event Reveals New Echo and More

The company announced earlier today that they intend to hold a hardware event and out came a number of new Amazon Echo upgrades. They are multiplying like rabbits. There is also a new Echo Button, which can be connected to an Echo via bluetooth and will let users play games, and the Echo Spot, a $130 round device with a video display that can show clock faces or security camera feeds. Amazon will also knock $50 off the total if you buy three.

Smart home groups have also been tuned up, allowing users to designate certain rooms for certain Echo units and smart devices, which means that Alexa can make intelligent decisions about which devices to activate when you ask her to do something based on where you are.

If you're sick of the Skynet-like, pitch-black, semi-reflective column of doom that characterized the old Echo, the new Echo has a cloth cover, so you can customize its appearance.

Amazon confirmed it will ship the Echo Plus with a Philips Hue smart light bulb in order to help customers begin the creation of their smart home. Well, it features a "built-in smart home hub", which aims to make connecting to compatible devices that much easier. Moreover, the Echo Spot alarm clock is packed with an acoustic beam-forming technology and enhanced noise cancellation.

Surprise, Inc Event Reveals New Echo and More

We have not seen any update regarding Amazon Echo Family over last few years. But it is also a bit smaller and comes in six different finishes: charcoal, gray, wood (oak), sand, silver and walnut.

One of the biggest announcements was the Amazon Fire TV which supports 4K HDR videos with 2160p resolution at 60 frames per second.

Call or message anyone hands-free with your Echo device. From tablets to a 4K television, everything is priced under US$150.

If you are in the USA you can pre-order the Echo Spot now, and it will go on sale on 19 December, just in time for Christmas. But, more likely, some new Echos will drive use cases that become way more popular than others, helping Amazon to focus more on fewer variations over the long-term. Fabric finishes (coal, gray and sand) cost USA $ 100, while walnut, silver and oak cost United States $ 120.

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