The company announced several new Amazon Echo devices coming out this year and there are some pretty big changes coming.
The new smart speakers are shaped like spheres so goodbyes cylinders and hockey pucks the fourth generation echo.
echo dot and echo dot with clock put Alexa inside the ball. There’s even a dot kids edition with cute animal faces.
And speaking of going around this year’s new echo show the one with the screen. It also goes round and round it swivels to follow you around wherever you walk
it’s going to change how people view a smart assistant.
when it can move the echo show 10 has a 10-inch HD screen that will turn to face you when you’re interacting with Alexa.
it is looking for humans in the room amazon says. It’s not using specific face recognition but the computer is looking for the general shape of a human.
so if you’re chatting in the kitchen while you cook the camera can adjust to keep you in the frame that’s also handy tech with wiggly kids who can’t sit still for grandma.
Motion can be turned off in Settings or by closing the camera shutter or by saying Alexa turn off motion.
It also includes Netflix for this model and this little Alexa robot also acts as a guard dog periodically panning the room to send an alert. If it detects someone owners can pull up a feed of the camera and pan and zoom to look around if they’re not home.
I can’t help but think how many people may be more open to a camera that moves in the house because of how much we’re all video chatting with each other to stay distant and safe.
Alexa Group Calling with Zoom and Skype are also compatible
The 13-megapixel camera is compatible with zoom video calls and skype as well as Alexa group calling and amazon chime conferencing this new echo show costs 250 dollars.
it comes in charcoal and white and it’s going to ship in time for the holidays and about those other echo speakers they don’t move but they will roll out. For the holidays the fourth generation echo is 100 dollars it lands October 22nd in three colours charcoal white and twilight blue.
This is the top speaker model if you want good audio it’s got a three-inch woofer and dual firing tweeters and Dolby processing.
It adapts your room but for the first time this is a speaker that’s also a smart home hub and Alexa should be faster and more natural because the speaker is using amazon’s first az1 neural edge processor that way you can process speech recognition requests faster to make Alexa more responsive.
There’s also this new echo dot for fifty dollars and an echo dot with the clock for sixty dollars these have the same design and fabric look as the echo but inside it’s got a smaller speaker.
New Amazon Echo Kids Edition
The echo dot kids edition it’s also sixty dollars it comes in panda and tiger prints parents can create Alexa voice profiles for kids so that way Alexa can shift into kid mode when it recognizes a kid’s voice.
The devices will be shipping later this year along with these new smart speakers and hubs amazon did announce several other products that can monitor your home and car in different ways with cameras but the wildest to note is the ring always home cam that is a flying drone for inside your house the security system flies around to monitor things.
Amazon’s got eyes for your home.