Amazon has just launched a new Echo line with AI as smart home devices. Amazon is giving a tough fight to Google Home line through its new Amazon’s Echo devices.
All Amazon devices are powered by the Amazon Alexa assistant, which is a direct competitor to Google Assistant.
Amazon held a hardware event of its own ahead of the Made by Google event, where Google is expected to launch new smart home products alongside the Pixel 4/Pixel 4 XL, Amazon in its event announced renewed Echo devices and a lot more. The company is focused on bringing their AI to most aspects of your life, and with its newest hardware, they’re trying to make your life a lot easier.
Have a look below on these new devices:
Echo Dot: You can called Echo Dot as second-generation Dot, as it is pretty much the same as the regular Echo Dot. A feature that is added in Echo Dot is just that it comes with an LED display which can display the clock, alarms, and more, allowing you to check the time without asking Alexa for it. The unsurprisingly named “Echo Dot with Clock” will retail at $59.99.
Echo Flex: The Echo Flex is the smallest Echo speaker yet. It plugs directly into a wall outlet and can be combined with other accessories. The Echo Flex will retail at $24.99 and accessories will go for $15.
The third generation of the Echo: Amazon is working on renewing its regular Echo, by improving the speaker quality. The third generation of the Echo has an all-new, improved sound system which sounds stronger and clearer, sporting the same audio architecture as the Echo Plus, the price tag has been kept same as $99.99 as the previous model.
Echo Studio: If you are looking for a premium speaker than Echo Studio, which serves as the first high-end, premium smart speaker from Amazon and sports Dolby Atmos’ 3D audio surround sound as well as built-in Alexa microphones to calibrate the Echo Studio to any room you put it into. You can pre-order the Echo Studio which will cost you $199.99.
Echo Buds: Amazon has launched its own set of wireless earbuds called the Echo Buds. The Echo Buds are powered by Alexa and will allow you to use voice commands. You can pre-order these Echo buds at $129.99.
Echo Show 8: The company has added an 8-inch version of the Echo Show–their smart display offering–called the Echo Show 8, which will serve as a middle option between the 5-inch Echo Show and the 10-inch Echo Show. This one will retail for $129.99 and will complement the other two Echo Show options, which will retain their same price tag.
Echo Loop: The device is a smart ring that nudges you with vibrations it will cost you $129.99.
You can get all these Amazon lines up with their price tag mentioned below:
- Amazon Echo Glow ($29.99)
- Amazon eero (from $99)
- Ring Alarm Retrofit Kit (from $199)
- Ring Stick Up cam ($99.99)
- Ring Indoor cam ($59.99)
- Amazon Smart Oven ($249.99)
- Amazon Echo Frames ($179.99)
- Amazon Echo Loop ($129.99)
Amazon Alexa is also getting some new features. It’s getting a multilingual mode, which allows it to speak multiple languages at the same time–Spanish and English in the case of the U.S, French, and English in the case of Canada, and Hindi and English in the case of India.
Are you frustrated? Alexa will detect that too, if you get frustrated with Alexa getting something wrong, it will be able to adjust its tone accordingly. Lastly, Alexa is also getting a number of celebrity voices for its text-to-speech engine, starting with Samuel L. Jackson’s voice. These celebrity voices will have a price tag starting at $0.99 this year.