Amazon's Surprise Echo Event: All The New Gadgets

Amazon Echo Spot

Amazon Echo Spot

The Alexa integration won't just offer a disembodied voice from a car's speakers, like Amazon's Echo speakers.

The Amazon Echo Spot was one of the more surprising reveals at Amazon's big Echo event, which saw a new redesigned Amazon Echo, a supercharged Amazon Echo Plus and the Amazon Show coming to the UK.

First released in the USA earlier this year, the Echo Show houses a seven inch screen which is used to display information. It's available now for pre-order and will ship October 25. That's created to make it simple to connect the smart speaker with connected home gadgets like smart light bulbs and automated door locks.

The Echo Plus looks oddly identical to the original model but also comes in a new Silver finish along with Black and White.

"Echo Spot combines the popular small design of Echo Dot, the display of Echo Show, and the features you love about Alexa into an all-new, stylish and compact device", Taylor said.

The Echo Spot is the new favorite of the line of horns with Alexa of Amazon. The original Echo speaker debuted back in 2014 so its time for an update anyway. "This $149 Dollars device is larger than the rest of the Echo speaker family, measuring 9.3" x 3.3" x 3.3".

For the baby boomers, Amazon is also launching the Echo Connect in Q4. The inclusion of a ZigBee smart home hub makes it easier to connect to smart home products.

The new Amazon Echo is a shorter cylinder and cloth covered, instead of tall and plastic.

Echo Spot features 2nd generation far-field technology with four microphones and enhanced noise cancellation, so it can hear you from across the room - even while music is playing. To help get your smart home started, Amazon customers will receive a Philips Hue smart lightbulb with the purchase of an Echo Plus while supplies last. The device is available for pre-order right now from here, and will be shipping in December. It also supports 4K UHD, HDR, with a resolution of up to 2160p at 60fps, Dolby Atmos, and 802.11ac Wi-Fi. As for what the call recipient will see, Amazon says that it'll show "unknown" unless you've added your phone number to your profile in the Alexa app.

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