Amazon just had its annual hardware event, where it announced new versions of many of its popular products. There’s a lot to get through, and we’re still updating this post as we learn more, so stick with us!
New Amazon Echo Dot and Echo Dot Kids
Amazon wildly revamped its iconic Echo Dot for 2020. During the Amazon hardware event, the company showed off a new spherical design for the mini smart speaker. It also showed off a few variations on the main look: an Echo Dot with Clock as well as an Echo Dot for kids.
Regardless of which design you go with, the 2020 Echo Dot has a new AZ1 Neural Edge processor for better speech recognition. It also can handle contextual conversations now, which should make talking to Alexa through the dot more natural.
Amazon has also introduced a new Echo Dot kids edition. These come in the form of a tiger and a panda, and come with a one-year subscription to Amazon Kids+. It will be available for $59.99.
The new Echo Dots are available for pre-order today and will ship “later this year.”
Eero 6 and Eero Pro 6
As we expected, Amazon updated its popular mesh Wi-Fi system to the latest standard, Wi-Fi 6. That update also slightly changed the name of the product to the Eero 6 and Eero 6 Pro. This should offer faster and more stable internet throughout your home.
Ring Car Alarm and Ring Car Cam
If you don’t have a fancy alarm system in your car, you can now add one easily. The Ring Car Alarm plugs into your OBD port and will push alerts to your phone should it detect any movement inside the vehicle. This should help you keep an eye on things and give you the leg up should someone try to mess with your car.
Working in tandem with this is a new dashcam called the Ring Car Cam. Like other dashcams on the market, it will give you a video feed of your car which can protect you from lawsuits and help in any insurance claims you might have in the future.
The Car Alarm will cost $60 and the Car Cam will cost $200.
Ring Always Home Cam
This might be one of the more outlandish products Amazon has produced. The Ring Always Home Cam is literally a tiny drone that flies around your house and pushes a video feed to your phone. It only works indoors but it has a 1080p camera. It doesn’t record while it’s docked, so it should make privacy-aware users a little more comfortable.
Unbelievably, this will only cost you $30 when it goes on sale on October 8.
Amazon Echo Show 10
Amazon’s popular Echo Show smart display finally gets a big upgrade in both design and specs. The new 10-inch display has an HD resolution and a 13MP camera built-in. This should help Amazon compete better with Google’s Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max.
The Echo Show 10 will cost $250.
Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Remote
At the 2020 Amazon hardware event, the company tweaked one of its most popular products, the Amazon Fire TV Stick. It now comes with an Alexa-powered remote so you can issue voice commands whenever you need to. The upcoming Google Chromecast with Google TV built-in should have a similar feature.
There’s also a new Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite. It also comes with an Alexa-powered voice remote, but the specs are a bit weaker.
The new Fire TV Stick will cost $40 and the Lite variant will cost $30. Both will be out later this year.
Amazon Luna game streaming service
Amazon saved the most significant announcement for last. To help it compete with Google Stadia and Microsoft xCloud, Amazon is launching a new game streaming service called Luna. As with competitor products, it will allow you to stream console games to most of the devices you already own.
In regular Amazon fashion, the company is undercutting its competitors by offering Luna for just $6-per-month. We’ll have more information on this service soon!
Today, Amazon launched a slew of new products, just in time for holiday shopping. Here’s everything the company announced!Android Authority