Amazon surprised us at our new Fall Devices and Services eventAlong with expected updates on the Echo, Fire TV and Ring product line. This event is helping Amazon create a sensation as we approach the holiday shopping season, and for the first time, . (The annual sale usually takes place in July, but this year is set to start on October 13th) That means putting Alexa everywhere – inside and outside the home – and handling. Concerns, which were big events in 2019 for Ring and Alexa. In having life at home today, and with millions of us out there in the long run, the connected home concepts Amazon has developed for years are more important than ever.
The company’s Echo and Fire TV products will be the first to receive the sustainability badges, and they reduce power consumption across devices with the new Low Power Mode and Alexa-integrated Energy Dashboard. Amazon has also pledged to build solar and wind farms to generate power to match the consumption of all its appliances.
The company launched its cloud gaming service on top of Amazon Web Services, which run on PCs, Fire TVs, and even iOS. There is a Luna Plus Games Channel with a selection of games, and Amazon is collaborating with publisher Ubisoft to bring some of them to life on Day 1.
It has a custom $ 50 console that connects directly to the cloud instead of on the local machine.
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This is the dedicated console that connects directly to the cloud, which Amazon says reduces round-trip latency by 17ms to 30ms, compared to a controller connected via Bluetooth to a PC, Mac, or Fire TV.
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Redesigned with a new spherical shape and capable of adapting to room acoustics, the fourth generation Echo includes features previously found in the Echo Plus. It’s also a bridge to Amazon’s Sidewalk Network and includes Neural Network technology for Alexa Acceleration.
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It got the same Echo’s ball redesign, but now has a neat fabric cover and a better speaker.
Globe too, with some kid-friendly features, the Kids Edition includes Kids Voice Profiles and Sidekick, letting Alexa read for them.
It now has both Zigbee and Sidewalk hubs, and is quiet when it turns toward you. For privacy, there is a built-in camera shutter, and all Echo devices will have a command to review privacy settings and “delete everything I’ve said before.” It will also support Hulu, Netflix, and Prime Video.
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The Pro 6 is basically the same as the Eero 6, but it’s designed to handle higher bandwidth – up to gigabits, as opposed to 500 Mbps – connections.
Ring Car products: $ 60- $ 200
Three new ring products centered around the car
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The $ 200 Ring Car Cam will help users document traffic stops, collisions, and other road events.
Debuting with Tesla, the $ 200 Connect uses the car’s built-in external cameras to capture video in the event something happens to the car while driving or parking.
Finally, the $ 60 Ring car alarm connects to the diagnostic port on the vehicle and uses sound and acceleration sensors to monitor the vehicle for bumps, intrusions, towing, or other events.
There are no product pages on Amazon yet but we will add them here as they arrive.
It’s similar to the all-new Fire TV Stick, but it lacks the TV controls built into the remote.
Correction, 24 SeptemberFire TV Stick has a maximum resolution of 1080p, not 4K as mentioned in the previous version of this story.