Amazon updates its Echo Dot, Echo Plus and Echo Show

Amazon updates its Echo Dot, Echo Plus and Echo Show

Amazon is taking aim at Sonos, which saw shares drop by 4 percent on Thursday, with new speaker accessories. The product pages, which were spotted by Pocket-Lint before Amazon took them down (via Engadget), seem to show details of the Echo Sub subwoofer and the Amazon Smart Plug.

Has Amazon been taking meetings with Jack Donaghy? This is something that has previously been impossible to do with Echo devices. So let's kick it with the devices and some quick thoughts on each of them. On their own, the new gadget costs $35. Not only that, but Amazon has also added Dash Replenishment service to automatically reorder popcorn when you're running low. This sounds better than the original Dot, but there's not a whole lot here that is interesting.

Smart speakers have started to catch on this year, and Amazon's Echo is undoubtedly leading the pack.

However, Google managed to beat Amazon with its affordable Home Mini speaker by shipping 2.3 million units compared to Echo Dot's 2.2 million shipments between April and June. As a consumer, get ready for constant updates and a user experience that could degrade over time.

Today, Amazon revealed that it is dramatically increasing the number of Alexa-powered smart home devices it sells.

Amazon launched a slate of new Echo devices created to play music or link with speakers that customers already own.

On that note, Google is reportedly going all out to undercut the early Google Assistant-based smart speakers on the market.

Amazon kicked off the smart speaker category in 2014 with the release of its first Echo smart speaker and has dominated it since.

Alexa can help keep your home safe when you're away with Alexa Guard-just say, "Alexa, I'm leaving" to activate Guard. It sounds like a lot of bass.

The new Echo Plus.

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Now imagine that potential with a screen, and you're pretty much there.

The Echo Plus ($229) gets an upgrade with better sound.

The new Echo Show is integrated with music video platform Vevo, so users can watch music videos directly on the device.

The new Amazon Echo Plus, the Echo Auto and the new Echo Show. The device will cost $49 eventually, but for now it is invite only and will cost $24.99. Those with a dash-mounted smartphone can see the directions displayed as well as hear verbal directions, similar to Global Positioning System devices. Instead, the Echo Auto will connect to your smartphone and use its data connection.

Echo Link and Echo Amp Link.

Lastly, there's the Echo Wall Clock. For example, it will soon be able to detect when you're whispering, like if you're asking for a lullaby, and whisper back.

This chipset includes the Alexa Connect Kit, which powers the AmazonBasics Microwave. It's using artificial intelligence to make Alexa smarter. This means you can tell your smart speaker, "Alexa, microwave two potatoes", and the microwave will begin to heat your dish. Also pictures is the new smart plug. But the demo was of Amazon's new easy setup program that combines Amazon's Wi-Fi locker, which stores your Wi-Fi credentials, and Wi-Fi Simple Set Up. For example, you can ask Alexa what the weather is like in Seattle, and it'll remember you're talking about Seattle if you asked for recommended restaurants nearby.

Naturally our interest is particularly piqued by the new audio products which we suppose marks Amazon's grand entrance into "hi-fi".

Available in October with pre-orders today, the microwave will be priced at $59.99. Alexa, reheat my Thanksgiving leftovers!

Ring Stick Up Cam.

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