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Amazon's new Echo Show up close and hands-ons

27 days ago   |   By TechCrunch

The Show was far and away the Echo product most in need of a makeover. The original device, introduced two years back, was far more concerned with function than form - that, of course, is in line with many of the company's hardware offerings, which are often designed to simply show what things like Alexa are capable of.
The original show was big and boxy, with an out of whack body-to-display ratio that took up a lot of space on whatever desk or kitchen counter it might be placed. The refreshed version is far more aesthetically pleasing than its predecessor. That's important, because unlike...
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Amazon announces the all new Echo Plus at their annual event

Amazon announces the all new Echo Plus at their annual event

27 days ago   |   By WMPoweruser

At their event today, Amazon announced the new Echo Plus along with the Echo Dot. The new Echo Plus comes with a beautiful fabric-covered design. Amazon has improved the sound which means more bass and clearer sound. The Amazon Echo Plus comes with the smart-hub built-in just like the older version so you can easily get...
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Amazon announces upgraded Echo Dot with vastly improved sound quality

Amazon announces upgraded Echo Dot with vastly improved sound quality

27 days ago   |   By Android Central

The new speaker costs $49.99 and is on sale today.
Amazon's Echo Dot is one of the most accessible smart speakers on the market, and now it's getting even better. At the company's secret event at its HQ in Seattle, Amazon unveiled its third-generation Dot.
The new Dot has a similar footprint compared to the second-gen model but now features a fabric design that looks a lot homier than the hard plastic that was used before. It honestly looks like the love child of an Echo Dot and Google Home Mini, and to be honest, we're not complaining about that at all.
One area where the Home Mini easily...
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Amazon offers its latest Echo devices in discounted bundles, pre-order now

Amazon offers its latest Echo devices in discounted bundles, pre-order now

27 days ago   |   By Android Central

Amazon Alexa is now integrated into even more home essentials.
Alexa is getting a makeover! Amazon just announced several new Echo devices which incorporate the Alexa voice assistant. There's an Echo Wall Clock, an Echo Microwave, new editions of the Echo Dot and Echo Plus, and even an Echo Input to add Alexa to speakers you already own! Newly announced products rarely receive discounts, but you can already save on these Amazon devices by purchasing them in a bundle of two or more.
One such bundle packages together the new third-generation Echo Dot with Amazon's Smart Plug for $64.98...
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You will soon be able to make Skype calls on your Amazon Echo

27 days ago   |   By WMPoweruser

Amazon has built a global communication network via its Echo VOIP calls, but their network is still less than 100 million devices. Now the company has opened up its communication API to 3rd party developers, with Skype being the first to support it. With this integration, Amazon Echo owners can now call hundreds of millions...
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Amazon's new Echo Show features bigger screen, 8 mics and finally a browser

27 days ago   |   By WMPoweruser

Amazon has introduced a new Amazon Echo Show with a significantly larger screen. The device now features a “high resolution” 10-inch HD display with an 8-mic array. The speakers have also been improved, with dual, side-firing 2” Neodymium drivers, a passive bass radiator and Dolby processing to deliver expansive stereo sound with deep, powerful lows...
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Amazon Intros New Echo Show With Larger Screen & Better Speakers

27 days ago   |   By Android Headlines

In short: Amazon has now announced a new version of its Echo Show. As this is an updated model it comes with a number of improvements including a larger screen and better sound quality. In spite of these improvements the new Echo Show is arriving at the same price point the older model launched for making it better value for money overall. Amazon has also confirmed that in addition to the $229.99 price tag, the Echo Show is available to pre-order starting today with shipping expected to commence next month.
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Amazon Echo Show 2018 has a 10″ HD display and better audio

Amazon Echo Show 2018 has a 10″ HD display and better audio

28 days ago   |   By SlashGear

Joining its newly announced Echo audio products, third-generation Dot, and Smart Plug comes another major Amazon product: the new Echo Show. This updated Echo device, as with the original, features a display for video content, but builds upon it to offer improved features and a better experience. Buyers can expect an advanced microphone array, a compact design, and more. Unlike...
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Amazon's new Echo Show packs a larger display and improved audio

Amazon's new Echo Show packs a larger display and improved audio

28 days ago   |   By Engadget

Amazon's seemingly non-stop device announcements now include a revamp of its first smart display. The internet giant has unveiled a second-generation Echo Show that ditches the look of the original in favor of a minimalist design wi...
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Amazon's Echo Dot Gets Better Audio & New Look

Amazon's Echo Dot Gets Better Audio & New Look

28 days ago   |   By Android Headlines

In short: Amazon announced a ton of new Echo devices today, including a new Echo Dot. The new Echo Dot comes with new fabric, so it fits in with the Echo that was announced last year, and also looks more stylish. It also has better audio quality than before. And that isn't a huge surprise, since the original Echo Dot had some pretty terrible audio quality. The Echo Dot is about 70-percent louder this time around in addition to also sounding better. One of the bigger differences here, compared to the previous Echo Dot, is the fact that there are less far-field microphones. There are only...
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Amazon trots out an Echo Wall Clock and Microwave

Amazon trots out an Echo Wall Clock and Microwave

28 days ago   |   By Pocket-lint

Amazon is announcing probably 70 new devices right now at a surprise event in Seattle, including an Alexa-enabled wall clock and microwave. Starting with the Echo Wall Clock, it's an Echo-branded accessory for displaying timers you've set with Alexa. It has a ring of LEDs around the clock face to show active timers. For instance, if you start a timer, an LED will glow for how long the timer is set. Add a second timer, and you'll see another LED, and so on. It automatically changes the time for Daylight Savings Time, too, Amazon said. It doesn't have any microphones however, from what we...
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New Ring Stick Up Cam coming later this year

New Ring Stick Up Cam coming later this year

28 days ago   |   By Pocket-lint

Now that Amazon owns smart security camera and doorbell company Ring, it used its surprise event in Seattle to announce a few Ring device updates. One of those is an all-new Ring Stick Up Cam, which will be released later this year. Even though it was previously teased during CES in January , we still don't actually know much about it at present, apart from the fact that you can have it wired or run off battery, much like the current Stick Up Cam. Strangely though, Amazon failed to mention its resolution. Considering the current version is capable of 720p video recording, we'd expect the...
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Amazon Echo Show reimagined for 2018 with better sound and 10-inch screen

Amazon Echo Show reimagined for 2018 with better sound and 10-inch screen

28 days ago   |   By Pocket-lint

A new and improved Amazon Echo Show has been announced during the company's special launch event in Seattle. Like the other "new" devices Amazon is showcasing, the latest Echo Show model is being pitched as "all-new". It features "new speakers", a "new 10-inch HD screen", a "new fabric design", and, well, you get the picture. It chiefly comes with more premium sound sound, including new dual 2-inch drivers, a passive bass radiator and Dolby processing. It also adds eight microphones with far-field technology. The new model is compatible with Zigbee devices and doesn't require a separate...
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Amazon intros a new Echo Show with built-in smart home hub

28 days ago   |   By TechCrunch

Today's Amazon event is full of surprises, but you could have predicted this one from a mile away. The Echo show is a couple of years old now, and honestly, the hardware was never really that spectacular in the first place. The company just introduced a new version of the screen-sporting smart speaker, feature a much nicer designer and more.
Like the rest of the company's recently introduced Echo products, the new device feature a more premium cloth design, similar to Google's Home products and the Apple HomePod. The screen size has been double as well, to 10 inches, while the speaker has...
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Amazon event 2018: all of the new Echo and hardware news

Amazon event 2018: all of the new Echo and hardware news

28 days ago   |   By The Verge

Amazon is having its second annual fall hardware event to showcase all the latest in Echo and Alexa-integrated products. If you didn't think five different Echo form factors from last year's event was enough - in addition to spinoffs like the Echo Look fashion camera - it's time to get ready for even more ways Amazon will put Alexa in your home. Here is all the latest from the event in Seattle.
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Amazon's Echo Wall Clock is a physical display for your Alexa timers

Amazon's Echo Wall Clock is a physical display for your Alexa timers

28 days ago   |   By The Verge

Amazon has just announced the Echo Wall Clock, a new Echo accessory for displaying timers you've set with Alexa in a more visible way.
The Echo Wall Clock uses a ring of LEDs around the clock face to show your active timers - start a timer and an LED will show for how long the timer is set. Add a second timer, and it'll light up a second LED for that. And as an added bonus, the Echo Wall Clock can change the time automatically for turning on or off Daylight Savings Time.
The Echo Wall Clock has actual microphones on it - instead, but it'll connect with your existing Alexa devices over...
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Amazon launches an Echo Wall Clock, because Alexa is gonna be everywhere

28 days ago   |   By TechCrunch

Amazon keeps rolling out new Alexa devices this morning, with the launch of a new Alexa device - in a clock. Yes, there's now an Echo Wall Clock available that has Alexa voice capabilities built in. That means you can ask Alexa to do things like set alarms and timers - and the lines on the clock will illuminate as the time progresses. Alarms and timers, of course, are two of the most used Echo features - and a wall clock makes sense as a place where people might like to use them, or so Amazon thinks.
The Wall Clock is designed to have an easy-to-understand interface so anyone who walks...
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The AmazonBasics Microwave has Alexa built-in

The AmazonBasics Microwave has Alexa built-in

28 days ago   |   By Engadget

Amazon is continuing its quest to make as many of its own Alexa devices as possible, launching a slew of new gadgets and features at its event in Seattle today. One of the more unusual announcements is the AmazonBasics microwave, with Alexa built in...
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Echo Dot 3rd-gen revealed and detailed for release

Echo Dot 3rd-gen revealed and detailed for release

28 days ago   |   By SlashGear

A new Echo Dot was revealed at an Amazon hardware event this week, complete with a new look and bumped-up specs. This new version of the Echo Dot is no longer just a plastic hockey puck-like device, now it's coming in a variety of colors with a fabric-covered exterior. This version of the Echo Dot ,...
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New Amazon Echo Dot now has "full sound" and better mics

New Amazon Echo Dot now has "full sound" and better mics

28 days ago   |   By Pocket-lint

Several Echo-branded devices are being announced at a special Amazon event in Seattle, including a new Echo Dot. Dubbed the "all-new Echo Dot", the new model comes with sound improvements and a fresh design. The original Echo Dot, a hockey puck-sized version of the Echo, was Amazon's most popular voice-controlled speaker. It launched in 2016 as an easy way to add Alexa smarts to external speakers, so you could forgo a full-sized Echo. It had a tiny speaker, but otherwise, did what the original Echo can do. The new one is similar but better. As with the original, you can ask Alexa to play...
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