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Amazon announces Echo Spot smart alarm clock

Amazon announces Echo Spot smart alarm clock”

The new Alexa-powered Echo is comparatively smaller than the original. This should also work if you if your contacts have been added to your Alexa app.

If you'd like to replace your telephone with an Echo for free phone calls, but don't want a smart speaker, Amazon has you covered.

If the past is a precedent, these devices will run out fast.

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For the first time in almost three years, Amazon updated its smart Echo speaker.

Amazon says this new product combines what people love about the Echo Dot with the new Echo Show and we can see how that describes it perfectly. The biggest change is in its appearance as it now comes in six new styles - Heather Gray Fabric, Charcoal Fabric, Sandstone Fabric, Oak Finish, Walnut Finish and Silver Finish. Nevertheless, Amazon claims the new speakers will deliver "immersive sound", with "better bass, better treble".

The new Echo Plus is, however, in line with the company's continued strategy of undercutting the competition. It is priced at $100 and there is also three pack which brings the cost down by 50%. Imagine buzzing in the next time you play Jeopardy with your Echo. Amazon did not remove it from its portfolio.

The 4K Fire TV also comes with an all-new diamond-shaped design that is meant to easily sit behind a television panel.

In all, this is a pretty significant update to Amazon's lineup of devices, and one that should further cement its place in the center of smart homes. Both devices are available for pre-order now and will begin shipping in October.

The difference is that the Echo Spot is way smaller: It's about as wide as Amazon's popular, tiny Echo Dot smart speaker, which retails for $49, but it's taller, to accommodate that screen.

The Amazon Echo costs £89.99 in the United Kingdom and is available to buy from today.

This very latest speaker features an improved design, better sound and even the ability to link three speakers together for a multi-room experience. And it costs U.S. $ 130. Among the things you can do with your Spot are see the weather, watch video news, set alarms, or see your children through a connected smart camera.

The Echo Spot comes in two colors, white or black, and can already be purchased in advance in the United States from September 27; reaches the market on December 19.



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