Amazon has introduced an all-new line-up of Echo devices, featuring new designs, enhanced audio, more powerful hardware, and experiences that make Alexa even smarter.
All new Echo devices are built with 100% post-consumer recycled fabric, 100% recycled die-cast aluminum, and post-consumer recycled plastic. Plus, all wood-fiber based materials used in Echo device packaging are made entirely from responsibly managed forests or recycled sources.
In addition to using sustainable materials, these Echo devices also have a Low Power Mode to intelligently conserve energy during periods of inactivity and deliver energy savings over the lifetime of the device.
Amazon Australia and New Zealand county manager for Alexa and devices, Kate Burleigh described them as “the best Echo devices” the company has made.
“Echo and Echo Dot look beautiful and sound even better, and Echo Show 10 completely reimagines Alexa with a screen—simply move around and the display stays in view. It’s as natural as having a conversation. Plus, Alexa continues to get smarter—just ask to watch Netflix, make group calls, upgrade your smart home, and much more,” she said.
Echo: New design, Dolby stereo sound, and built-in Zigbee Hub
The next-generation Echo combines the best of Echo and Echo Plus into a single device. Its all-new design and fabric finish features an LED light ring at the base that reflects off of surfaces for added visibility. The new Echo also sounds significantly better thanks to a 3-inch woofer, dual-firing tweeters, and Dolby processing that delivers stereo sound. As with Echo Studio, the new Echo automatically senses the acoustics of the space and fine-tunes audio playback. For the first time, Echo comes with a built-in smart home hub, with support for Zigbee, and Bluetooth Low Energy.
Echo is available in Charcoal, Glacier White and Twilight Blue for RRP $149.
Echo Dot & Echo Dot with clock: New design and crisp sound
Echo Dot is Amazon’s best-selling speaker and the all-new Echo Dot has the same spherical design and fabric finish as Echo, has a compact design but packs in a 1.6-inch, front-firing speaker. The new Echo Dot with clock (pictured above) also comes with the same enhancements as the new Echo Dot, plus a simple LED display. The new tap-to-snooze feature will also be available on Echo Dot and Echo.
The Echo Dot is available in Charcoal, Glacier White and Twilight Blue for RRP $79. The Echo Dot with clock is available in Glacier White and Twilight Blue for RRP $99.
Echo Show 10: Designed to move with users
The all-new Echo Show 10 (featured image) is a complete reimagination of Alexa with a screen and has been upgraded in every way. It features a 10-inch, adaptive HD display that automatically stays in view when users interact with Alexa. Plus, the new brushless motor is completely silent.
The new 13-megapixel wide-angle camera pans and zooms to keep the user at the center of the frame, while the new Alexa Group Calling can create a group of up to eight friends and family members, and simply say “Alexa, call my family.”
Its dual, front-firing tweeters and powerful woofer provide premium, directional sound that automatically adapts to the space. Echo Show 10 will also rotate as the user watches the news, flash briefings, or TV shows from ABC iview, or Prime Video. Soon, users will be also able to watch Netflix simply by asking Alexa, with the ability to search, browse, and stream the entire catalogue by voice.
Echo Show 10 uses advanced computer vision algorithms to help make the home smarter and more secure. Users can securely access a live feed on Echo Show 10 from another Echo Show device, or the Alexa app, with the ability to remotely zoom or pan the display and camera to see the entire room; or set up a Routine that automatically turns on the lights when someone enters the room. Plus, its built-in smart home hub capabilities include support for Zigbee, and Bluetooth Low Energy for devices that stay connected.
The Echo Show 10 is available in Charcoal for RRP $399.