Like every year, Amazon held its much-awaited event where it announces a series of new devices at once. This year is little different though, rather than having this event organized at their Seattle headquarters, the giant organization is making its announcements to a few members of media personalities through video briefing. But you don’t need to worry, because Mentitude makes sure to update its followers’ what is happening in the tech world. So buckle up! Here is everything Amazon announced on its event.
Whether it be the latest Echos, innovative Ring devices, or simply more Alexa gadgets, expect a complete lot of Amazon news. Keep reading to know everything Amazon announced at its event.
Everything Amazon Announced
Echo Dot and Echo Dot Clock
The new Echo has a completely different, round look. The Echo Dot and Echo Dot Clock will have a spherical shape as well. They will come in a unique material finish too, with three unique colors (Charcoal, Glacier White, Twilight Blue). Mostly, it has the same smart hub specifications of the Echo Plus as well as compatibility with Amazon Sidewalk, the firm’s own smart home tech. It is set at the price tag of $100.
Amazon says that the new Echo Dot will have more high-grade sound quality, with a 1.6-inch front-firing speaker. The Echo Dot is available for pre-order at $50 while the Echo Dot with the clock will cost $60. There’s also an Echo Dot Kids model that will come in adorable animal faces.
Eero 6 and Eero 6 Pro
As foretold, Amazon has also revealed its latest WiFi 6 Eero routers, the Eero 6 and the Eero Pro 6. Eero 6 is the somewhat domed model while Eero Pro 6 has the slightly squared shape of the first Eero. A single Eero 6 is $130 while an Eero Pro 6 is $230. As with their ancestors, Amazon is offering them in two and three sets to spread WiFi more precisely throughout your home. According to Amazon, the new Eeros can connect 75-plus devices at a time, Eero’s “TrueMesh” WiFi technology, and it can also increase as a Zigbee smart home hub. Each unit also has a USB-C port plus two auto-sensing Gigabit ports.
Ring Car Alarm and Ring Car Cam
Ring has also announced its latest Car Alarm which plugs into your vehicle’s OBD port, making it push notifications to your phone should your car detect a break-in. You can also press a button on your phone to trigger a siren. Ring is also offering a dash camera. The Car Cam will allow you to watch for bumps and break-ins, with real-time alerts and footage, which seems very comparable to the Owlcam. It also has Emergency Crash Assist that will call emergency services when it identifies an accident. The Ring Car Alarm will be priced at $60, while the Car Cam and Car Connect (for Tesla vehicles) cost $200.
Ring Always Home Cam
Amazon has further unveiled a new Ring camera that can really fly around your home to give multiple points of view. True, it works as a security drone. Besides watching over your home, you can also use it to check if you left a window or door open. Unluckily, you won’t be able to manually control it. Rather, it has to be programmed to fly in preordained flight routes, moving from room to room. You can see what’s going on via a live feed in the Ring app. The camera is also hidden when landed on the base. It’ll cost $250 when it goes on sale in 2021.
Ring has additionally launched a new Mailbox Sensor, which connects to your mailbox. The Mailbox Sensor will be available for pre-order on October 8th for $30.
Amazon Echo Show 10
The next is the new Echo Show 10 which comes with a “smart follow” camera comparable to Facebook’s Portal. It can sort of track your movements in the room, thanks to a new audio “beamforming” technology as well as computer vision. Other specialties include Group Calling and an innovative feature called Amazon Chime. While Amazon already had Hulu on the Echo Show, but now it has added Netflix as well. The Echo Show 10 will soon hit the market at the price of $250.
Fire TV Stick and Fire TV Stick Lite
The brand new Fire TV Stick has an improved processor, HDR compatibility plus Dolby Atmos. It also comes with the Alexa remote. It is coming out later this year priced at $40. The Fire TV Stick Lite on the other hand is $29.99. It has full-HD and HDR and comes with Alexa Voice Remote Lite.
Luna Gaming Streaming Services
Amazon has also started a new gaming streaming service called Luna as a rival to xCloud and Stadia, and it comes with Twitch integration. It will support Fire TV, PC, Mac, and iOS devices at first, with Android coming later. Amazon also made a low-latency Alexa-enabled Luna controller which will be available for $50 during early access. The gamepad will connect directly to the cloud.