Amazon has rapidly expanded its range of Alexa devices since 2014. In the past year, it has increased in one fell swoop by announcing six new devices.
But if that was not enough to convince you that Amazon is all-in on Alexa, it simply announced. Yes, 12 .
Amazon just got everything from a new Echo Dot ($ 50 at Amazon.com) plus and show to a . Here's how to pre-order everything and be among the first to get Amazonas new treats.
There was a brand new Echo Dot at today's event. It has a new fabric design (not unlike the Google Home Mini ($ 49 at Google Store) ), which will be available in a variety of color options. Compared to the existing it is a bit smaller, has a brand new mic array and should be up to 70 percent louder, according to the manufacturer.
Like the predecessor models, the new Echo Dot will also sell $ 50. Pre-orders start today and will be delivered on the 11th of October.
The echo input is effectively an echo point without speakers. It should be used with an existing speaker, as many people already do with their echo dots. Connect the input via Bluetooth or a 3.5 mm jack to your sound system and stream music, audiobooks or podcasts through your sound system.
Without speakers, it's smaller and cheaper than the Echo Dot. It's only 12.5 millimeters and costs only $ 35. Echo In will be available for purchase later this year, but you can sign up to be notified as soon as it's available on its store page.
The ($ 100 for Adorama) in single or stereo pairing.adds the much-needed bass to your existing Alexa speaker setup. You can pair the subwoofer with a different echo or Echo Plus
The Echo Plus costs $ 130, and pre-orders start today. You can also pair the Sub with two second-generation Echo Plus speakers for $ 330 or two second-generation echo speakers for $ 250. The Echo Sub is set for the 11th of October.
Echo Link and Echo Link Amp
Unlike the echo input, thelack a microphone input. The link is designed to connect to a receiver or amplifier so you can control your existing entertainment center speakers with Alexa. The link amplifier is a slightly larger box with a 60 watt two-channel amplifier.
After connecting, you can control your existing speakers through the Alexa app or other Alexa devices in your home.
The Echo Link costs $ 200, while the Echo Link Amp costs $ 300. Both will be delivered later this year.
Amazon also announced a redesign of the. This time it will sound clearer and better bass. It will also serve as a smart home hub that can control your local smart home devices without an internet connection.
The Echo Plus also comes with a built-in temperature sensor that allows you to create routines based on the temperature of the room in which the speaker is located.
The newer Echo Plus is still $ 150. Pre-orders start today and orders start on October 11th.
Thealso receives a redesign with a larger 10-inch screen and better sound. For audio, there are now two Side Firing 2-inch drivers, a passive bass emitter and Dolby processing. It also has an eight-mic array.
The Echo Show will remain the same $ 230 and pre-orders will start today. Orders will be shipped on October 11th.
Addingis not a completely new concept, but Amazon has never officially offered a chance to do so until now. The has an eight-microphone array that, according to Amazon, was "specifically designed to handle noise in the car."
It connects to your phone via Bluetooth and Bluetooth LE (so no hotspot is required) and you can use all your favorite hands-free controls behind the wheel.
For the time being, you must request an invitation to purchase the Echo Auto for a reduced price of $ 25. However, if it's publicly available, it will cost $ 50.
echo wall clock
Theis a companion to your existing Alexa speakers. In short, it serves as a visual display for all your timers and reminders. Say "Alexa, set a timer for 10 minutes." The Echo Wall Clock displays the remaining time of the timer. It connects to your other echo devices via Bluetooth.
The Echo Wall Clock will be released later this year for $ 20. You can sign up to be notified on the landing page.
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Amazon also builds its own smart plug. It will be the first device to ship with Amazon's new Wi-Fi Simple Setup. When you plug it in for the first time, Alexa asks how you want to name it. Then you can just speak the name instead of fumbling with an app and typing it in manually.
The Amazon Smart Plug costs $ 25 and can be preordered today. It will be delivered from the 11th of October.
One of the most unusual and unexpected device announcements at Amazon's surprise event was a microwave. Yes, a microwave.
Thecomes with a built-in Alexa button. Press it and tell it what you are cooking and it can use one of its dozens of cooking time and intensity language presets. Or you can just say, "Five minutes in height".
And with the magic ofthis connected microwave can automatically rearrange the popcorn if you're too low AmazonBasics Microwave can be preordered today for $ 60 and will ship on November 14th.
Amazon Fire TV New Edition
Finally,is a DVR for free over-the-air programming. You can record your favorite live TV shows and then stream them to any Fire TV, Echo Show, or compatible Fire tablet.
During setup, the unit will help you select the location with the best antenna reception. It can record two to four programs simultaneously and simultaneously stream to multiple devices. And of course it can be controlled with your voice with Alexa. You can use your voice to search for shows, control playback, schedule recordings, and more.
The Fire TV Recast comes with 500 GB of built-in memory and is sold for $ 230. You can preorder the order today and delivery will start on the 14th of November.
Also Amazon has announced a lot of new software. Here is.
If you want to see how things developed, read our live blog about the event.