Amazon has announced a bunch of new products under the Echo lineup. These include a new Echo Dot, Echo Dot Kids, Echo Dot with Clock, and Echo Auto device. Alongside, the brand has also announced a new Fire TV Cube and Alexa Voice Remote Pro. The Echo Dot, Echo Dot Kids, and Echo Dot With Clock get some major upgrades and can now also serve as WiFi extenders with the Eero router technology.
Let us take a look at the specifications, features, and prices of the new Amazon products.
Echo Dot: Features and Price
The latest version of the Echo Dot features the same design language as that of its predecessor, which means it comes in a spherical shape. However, the all-new Echo Dot has gotten some upgrades including the inclusion of the Eero router technology. With this new technology, the Echo Dot speakers can now serve as a mesh WiFi extender.
The Echo Dot features full-range drivers and can produce double the bass as its predecessor. It also features a built-in accelerometer that lets users operate it with tap gestures as well. It is priced at $50 which translates to about Rs 4,080.
Echo Dot Kids: Features and Price
The new Echo Dot Kids comes with the same set of features as that of the Echo Dot but it features all-new designs. The Echo Dot Kids come in Owl and Dragon designs and Amazon will soon add specific voices for both the Owl and Dragon versions. The Echo Dot Kids is priced at $60 which translates to about Rs 4,900.
Echo Dot With Clock: Features and Price
The Echo Dot With Clock also gets the same upgrades as that of the Echo Dot but it comes with high-density dot technology which will make text information such as time and temperature look sharper. Echo Dot With Clock can display more information than before and is priced at $60, the same as Echo Dot Kids.
Echo Auto: Features and Price
The Echo Auto features a slimmer design compared to its predecessor. It comes with an adhesive mount which makes it easier to place in the car. The Acho Auto packs five microphones and it can also be used to call for roadside assistance in case users requires some help. The Echo Auto is priced at $55, which translates to about Rs 4,500.
Fire TV Cube: Features and Price
Amazon has also introduced a new Fire TV Cube which packs an octa-core processor, clocked at 2.0GHz. This makes it about 20% faster compared to its predecessor and as a result, it offers a quicker app launch seed. The Fire TV Cube offers support for Dolby Vision, HDR, and Dolby Atmos.
The Fire TV Cube also comes with an HDMI input port so, users can connect other entertainment devices such as DTH boxes, sound bars, and more to it. The Fire TV Cube also has a USB port that can be used to connect webcams for video calls. This will allow users to make video calls with voice commands. The Fire TV supports WiFi 6 and Ethernet connectivity. It is priced at $139.99 but in India, it will be available for Rs 13,999.
Alexa Voice Remote Pro
Amazon has also launched an Alexa Voice Remote Pro which is compatible with most Fire TVs, streaming devices, and smart TVs. It features a remote finder feature, users can simply say Alexa, find my remote to locate it in case they misplace it. The Voice Remote Pro packs a speaker and will start ringing as soon as the user uses the remote finder feature.
The Voice Remote features two customizable buttons which can be programmed to create one-touch shortcuts for anything including smart device controls. It also sports motion-activated backlit buttons so it will illuminate whenever someone picks up the remote in a dark environment. It is priced at Rs 2,499 in the Indian market.
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