• Amazon Echo Plus stays $150 but gets clearer sound, temperature sensor - CNET

    2 monthes ago - By CNET

    The higher-end Echo smart speaker will also have a more powerful bass and continue to serve as a smart-home hub.
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  • Amazon introduces a redesigned Echo Show with a larger 10-inch display

    Amazon introduces a redesigned Echo Show with a larger 10-inch display

    2 monthes ago - By The Verge

    Amazon has just announced an all-new Echo Show at its Alexa event. The new device features a larger screen and gets rid of the weird chin from the first-generation device, along with offering a smart home hub inside and a new fabric back cover (bringing the design in line with the other new Echo devices it announced today .)
    Also new are revamped speakers, with the updated Show now offering dual, side-firing two-inch neodymium drivers that replace the front-facing ones that were below the screen on the older model.
    Amazon is offering some new apps for the Show, too - the company is...
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  • Amazon is turning the Echo into a security system

    Amazon is turning the Echo into a security system

    2 monthes ago - By The Verge

    Amazon is adding a few new features to the Echo that turn it into one of the basic pieces of a smart security system. Since Echo speakers are always listening, they'll be able to start listening for the sound of broken glass, or for a smoke or carbon monoxide alarm to go off. If it hears those sounds while you're out of the house, it'll be able to send a notification to your phone; or, if you have a supported professional monitoring system, send it directly to the service monitoring your home.
    The feature set is being called Alexa Guard. It won't be working at all times - instead, you'll...
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  • Amazon's New Echo Plus Controls Gadgets Without Internet

    Amazon's New Echo Plus Controls Gadgets Without Internet

    2 monthes ago - By Tom's Guide

    The new Amazon Echo Plus features local voice control, which means you can control other smart home devices even without an Internet connection.
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  • Amazon is releasing four new products to make your speaker system way smarter - including a subwoofer

    Amazon is releasing four new products to make your speaker system way smarter - including a subwoofer

    2 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Amazon just announced the addition of four new audio products in its Echo lineup.
    The Echo Input gives you Alexa control by connecting to a non-echo speaker through an auxiliary cord or bluetooth.
    The Echo Link connects to a receiver or amplifier, and lets you control music selection, volume, and multi-room playback through Alexa.
    The Echo Link Amp has the same functionality of the Link, but includes a built-in amplifier.
    The Echo Sub adds a subwoofer to the Echo lineup, and can be paired with two Echos for a 2.1 stereo sound system.
    Amazon just announced four new audio products meant to...
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  • Amazon made a $30 wall clock with its Alexa assistant built in

    Amazon made a $30 wall clock with its Alexa assistant built in

    2 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    What time is it? Maybe time to get a new wall clock, powered by Amazon's Alexa virtual assistant.
    The wall clock, somewhat unimaginatively called the Echo Clock, is Alexa-enabled and is capable of setting multiple timers at once. The clock is analog, but it has a built-in motor, so it's capable of updating the time on its own during Daylight Savings.
    The clock will cost $30 and is available for pre-order starting Thursday. Amazon says it'll be available later this year.
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  • Amazon is releasing a redesigned Echo Show with a larger screen and better speakers

    Amazon is releasing a redesigned Echo Show with a larger screen and better speakers

    2 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Amazon has created a brand-new, redesigned Echo Show - the first Amazon Echo device with a screen.
    The Echo Show will cost $229.99 like the previous version, and will be available for preorder starting Thursday. It will start shipping next month.
    The new Echo Show has a fabric-covered back, and better sound than the previous model. It also has a larger 10-inch screen. Like the last version, it will have Alexa built in, which will be able to hear you by way of a new eight microphone array.
    The new Echo Show will also come integrated with a smart home hub, like the Echo Plus, making it...
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  • New Alexa: Amazon debuts Echo Sub, Smart Plug - and updates Dot and Plus

    2 monthes ago - By ZDnet

    Amazon expands its line of Alexa-enabled devices while refreshing its smart speaker lineup.
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  • Amazon Echo Plus 2018 release detailed: Now with temperature

    Amazon Echo Plus 2018 release detailed: Now with temperature

    2 monthes ago - By SlashGear

    This week the folks at Amazon responsible for Alexa hardware dropped a massive number of devices on our heads, all at once. One of these was the 2018 edition of the Amazon Echo Plus. This device is an Echo with a smart home hub built in. Echo Plus 2018 has more powerful bass than before, according to Amazon, and there's...
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  • Amazon Echo Input Puts Alexa in Any Speaker

    Amazon Echo Input Puts Alexa in Any Speaker

    2 monthes ago - By Tom's Guide

    "Alexa, where you at?
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  • Amazon just unveiled a brand-new $150 Echo Plus

    Amazon just unveiled a brand-new $150 Echo Plus

    2 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    Amazon announced a range of new products and product updates to its Alexa-powered hardware line-up on Thursday.
    Among them, Amazon unveiled an updated Echo Plus - the largest, most premium version of its smart speakers.
    The new Echo Plus costs the same $150 as the previous version, and is available for pre-order imminently.
    Amazon just introduced a brand-new Echo Plus. It costs $149.99, and is available to preorder starting Thursday.
    The new device, which is an update to the device that debuted last year, was unveiled at an event at its headquarters in Seattle on Thursday. It sports a new...
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  • Amazon's new Echo Plus has a better speaker and temperature sensor

    Amazon's new Echo Plus has a better speaker and temperature sensor

    2 monthes ago - By Engadget

    The rumors of a big Amazon hardware event were true, and we're getting a look at all the Alexa-focused devices the company is showing off for the upcoming holiday season. Even though it's only been a year since Amazon released the Echo Plus - a more...
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  • Amazon's Echo Link is its answer to high-end audio

    Amazon's Echo Link is its answer to high-end audio

    2 monthes ago - By Engadget

    While the Echo Dot's ability to plug into existing speakers is nice, it's not something fans of high-end audio would hook up to their home theatre. Amazon is hoping to win over those audiophiles with its two new devices. The Echo Link Amp and Echo Li...
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  • Amazon's Echo Input offers Alexa for your existing speakers

    Amazon's Echo Input offers Alexa for your existing speakers

    2 monthes ago - By Engadget

    The latest gadget Amazon is shoehorning Alexa into is an audio dongle called the Echo Input. The $34.99 media bridge has line inputs, Bluetooth and a far field mic. Think of it like a combo Chromecast Audio and Google Home Mini, but without the speak...
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  • Amazon introduce new Echo Spot with improved looks, sound

    2 monthes ago - By WMPoweruser

    At Amazon's Echo event the company introduced a new Echo Spot speaker. The cheapest and most popular of its digital assistants, the new speaker is fabric-covered, much like the Google Home Mini, and features improved sound courtesy of an enlarged 1.6″ driver which delivers more powerful sound with lower distortion and enhanced bass reproduction. It...
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  • Amazon Echo Input brings Alexa to non-smart speakers

    Amazon Echo Input brings Alexa to non-smart speakers

    2 monthes ago - By SlashGear

    Amazon has launched its first speaker-less Echo, the new Echo Input, offering a way to pipe music and the virtual assistant to third-party speakers. Smaller and cheaper than an Echo Dot, the new gadget looks more like a hockey puck than anything else. It inherits much of its functionality and hardware from the Echo Dot, unsurprisingly. The Echo Input has...
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  • Amazon updates the Echo Plus so it can control the smart home when the internet goes down

    2 monthes ago - By TechCrunch

    Amazon today is giving its premium smart home-ready Echo Plus device a notable update. The device, which includes a smart home hub built into the Echo, is now getting a new fabric design, and a temperature sensor. However, what's more interesting is the addition something Amazon calls “local voice control.” What this means is that if the internet goes down, you'll still be able to use Alexa to control your smart home devices.
    As the company explained this morning at an event in Seattle, a hub that works with a cloud-based system can often run into trouble when internet access becomes...
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  • Amazon Echo speakers getting stereo pairing, better multi-room audio support - CNET

    2 monthes ago - By CNET

    Echo speakers are getting smarter.
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  • Amazon's Echo Input adds Alexa to any speaker

    Amazon's Echo Input adds Alexa to any speaker

    2 monthes ago - By The Verge

    Amazon is introducing a small new device that you can plug into any existing speaker to turn it into an Echo. It's called the Echo Input, and it includes far-field microphones on it just like a normal Echo would. But instead of including its own speaker, it's supposed to plug into or pair with another speaker, so that Alexa gets added to an audio setup that's already in your home.
    The device will sell for $34.99 and launch later this year in the US, UK, and Germany. Amazon also says it'll be bundled with some third-party speakers, including Bose, allowing customers to turn them into smart...
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  • New Amazon Echo Plus gets temperature sensor and Dolby speakers

    New Amazon Echo Plus gets temperature sensor and Dolby speakers

    2 monthes ago - By Pocket-lint

    Amazon's major Echo speaker refresh for 2018 includes a new version of its Echo Plus speaker. Similar to the other updated Echo devices announced, the "all-new Echo Plus" will bring an improved sound experience. It kicks things up a notch with premium speakers, which Amazon said are "powered by Dolby to play 360-degree audio with crisp vocals and dynamic bass response". You can also adjust the speaker's equaliser settings within the Amazon Alexa mobile app. However, the most interesting part of the updated Echo Plus is that it includes a built-in temperature sensor. The new model further...
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