Amazon Announces New Smart Speakers, Smart Display & More

September 22, 2018
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Amazon has presented its new Echo speakers, Echo Auto assistant, Echo Wall Clock, and a smart display. It is striking that the company was going to get the mustard from Google for the design of the devices. We look at the improved Alexa speakers and the new smart display.

Echo Show

Amazon Echo Show

The Echo Show is Amazon’s smart display with the Alexa assistant on board. The company has proposed a renewed version of it now that Google is rumored to soon introduce its own smart screen with the Home Hub. That probably happens on October 9 during Made by Google event. Furthermore, according to the rumors, Facebook will also present its own smart display with Alexa within a few weeks.

The new Echo Show got a bigger screen that was raised from 7 inches to 10 inches. In addition, the device also got a fabric jacket that immediately reminds us of the design language that Google uses for the Home series. The Echo 2 was also made compatible with Zigbee smart devices and also both the speakers and bass were improved. The new Echo Show will cost $230 which equals 195 euros.
Buy Amazon Echo Show

Echo Dot and Echo Plus

Traditionally, the Echo Dot is the smallest member of the range of smart Echo speakers with Alexa. The device is the direct competitor of the Google Home Mini. Meanwhile, It is the third generation of the Echo Dot and also got a fabric jacket and a huge improvement in the sound quality. According to Amazon, its new speaker is 70 percent louder than its predecessor. The new Echo Dot costs $49.9 which equals 42 euros.
Buy Amazon Echo Dot

Amazon Echo Dot 2018

The Echo Plus is the more powerful version of the Echo with built-in smart-home hub. A new feature is a temperature sensor, which means that from now on Alexa can ask how warm it is in a room. Furthermore, this speaker also has the fabric design and an improvement in the field of sound quality. This speaker will cost you $150 which is equal to 128 euro.
Buy Amazon Echo Plus

Amazon Echo Plus

Amazon’s strategy is very clear. Alexa must be present always and everywhere. The e-commerce giant recently launched its first smart clock, and it also wants to conquer your car.

Echo Auto

Amazon Echo Auto

Amazon does not have a custom interface for cars such as Apple Carplay or Android Auto, which prevents the company from working in certain countries already together. The company is already working with car brands such as Toyota, Ford, Lexus, BMW, and Audi to enable smart assistance.

The Echo Auto does even better because the device can take Alexa to any car. It is a device that Alexa brings to your car. Echo Auto determines your location so that it can automatically activate location-based smart home routines. When you have reached the driveway of your home, it can automatically activate your heating, play music or light up lights.

It is striking that Amazon, despite the lack of its own smart interface for cars, still hopes to find its way to your car thanks to a relatively inexpensive accessory. The Echo Auto costs $50 i.e 43 euros and Amazon promises a big discount for early adopters of the product. A car is a place where speech assistants can be very useful for obvious reasons. 
Buy Amazon Echo Auto

Smart wall clock

Amazon Echo Wall Clock

The Echo Wall Clock is a very simple device. It looks like a standard, round wall clock and it can display one thing besides the time. It shows timers that you have set with Alexa. Around the clock is an LED indicator that counts down time, so you always have a visual view of your timers. It connects with other Alexa devices via Bluetooth. Amazons somewhat smart clock will cost $30 i.e 26 euros.

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