US online retail giant, Amazon, has launched a number of Alexa powered smart devices like Echo speakers, subwoofer, amplifiers, an Alexa-powered microwave and wall clock at an event held at its headquarter in Seattle, US, reported Geekwire.
US online retail giant, Amazon, has launched a number of Alexa powered smart devices like Echo speakers, subwoofer, amplifiers, an Alexa-powered microwave and wall clock at an event held at its headquarter in Seattle, US, reported Geekwire
Here's everything that Amazon announced at the Seattle event.
1: Echo Dot Amazon introduced a new range of Echo Dot speakers, which features a new fabric design and better sound quality. It's priced at Rs 4,499 and can be shipped next month.
2: Echo Input It has a lot of similarities with Echo Dot, but it comes without a speaker. It's designed to connect with third party speakers and will be priced at Rs 2,531.
3: Echo Link Amazon Echo Link connects to existing AV receivers and speakers. It's priced at Rs 14,390.
4: Echo Sub This is a wireless subwoofer, when paired with new Echo devices, gives powerful bass experience. It costs around Rs 9,397.
5: Echo Plus It's an upgraded version of Echo Plus Smart Speaker, which has a new feature called “Local Voice Control” that lets users control the device without an internet connection. It's priced at Rs 10,839.
6: Amazon Basics Microwave Amazon has launched a micro wave oven, which has Ask Alexa button and comes with Dash Replenishment services, which orders food like popcorn.
7: Echo Wall Clock It has an LED ring, which can display multiple timers and show visual animations like alarms.
8: Amazon Smart Plug This is a Wi-Fi enabled plug, which allows users to control ordinary appliances with voice and Alexa enabled device. It's priced at Rs 1,804.
9: Echo Show The Echo Show smart speaker comes with fabric finish and a 10-inch HD display and a 5MP front camera. Skype support for voice calls, along with Silk and Firefox browsers, and integration with Amazon Meal Kits. It costs around Rs 16,609.
10: Echo Auto It has an eight microphone array, which is designed to handle noise in the car. It gets connected to the phone via bluetooth. It's priced at Rs 3,609.
11: Fire TV Recast This device, when paired with a TV antenna airs live TV which can record shows.
12: Ring Stick up Cam It's a new home security camera which comes in both wired and battery powered versions.
Amazon also introduced a lot of updates to Alexa, which will be available later this year.
Alexa Guard It integrates security devices with Echo devices and Smart Home devices. Alexa can also selectively turn lights on and off when no one is home.
Hunches It allows Alexa to speak to customers in a whisper.
Follow up It enables Alexa to ask a follow up question.
Frustration Free Setup A new Wi-Fi simple set up feature will allow connecting selected Amazon smart devices to a Wi-Fi network and Alexa by using voice commands or using the Alexa app to scan a barcode.
Local Voice Control Voice can still be used to control lights, plugs and switches connected to an Echo with a built-in smart home hub.
Video Doorbell The doorbell cameras allows a voice command to see and talk to someone at the door.
Email integration After linking Gmail, Outlook.com and Hotmail.com account in the Alexa app, the digital brain can check and reply to messages.