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23 September, 2018, 09:58 | Author: Lydia Fleming
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Just like your existing microwave, there will be presets, but here, Alexa will handle the heavy lifting. So, when you pair an Echo or Echo Plus together, the Echo Sub will fill out the low end, making your music sound much fuller.

The Echo Link features RCA in/out, optical in/out, coaxial in/out, subwoofer out, Ethernet and headphone jack and costs $199.99.

"They're going to be a lot less transactional, and a lot more conversational", said David Limp, Amazon's senior vice president of devices and services who introduced the new gadgets at company headquarters in Seattle. The speaker will most likely go on sale next month. The new gen Eco Dot speaker comes with a new fabric finish.

With the new products, Amazon is basically aiming to improve the audio experience for the consumers. You can pre-order the new Echo Dot from today with shipping starting on October 11. The Echo Sub will also be available in India for a price of Rs 12,999.

The company also announced a bunch of new software updates that will roll out to all new and existing devices. But the Amazon Smart Plug is naturally very compatible with Alexa, giving it that extra bump in easy convenience smart home tech thrives on. $25. And with all the new products rolled out on Thursday, it's evident that Amazon wants Alexa not just in your living room, but also in every bedroom, and even in the garage. Amazon claims it has higher quality speakers that can crank 70 percent louder.

The Echo Dot is the most popular Echo, and "the best selling speaker ever" according to Amazon. More than 70 percent of USA consumers use voice-activated technology on a daily basis.

Amazon has launched a bevvy of new products, expanding their smart hardware set up considerably.

Furthermore, Amazon is adding web browsers (including its own Silk browser and Firefox) to the Echo Show. Users will be able to say "Alexa, call Jimmy on Skype", or to say "Alexa, answer" when a Skype call comes in.

The second-gen Echo Show will retail for US$229.99.

Mr Limp said its Alexa assistant had learned "tens of thousands of things" in the a year ago, and also announced new features to make it more knowledgeable, opinionated, conversational and conscientious. The Echo Auto connects to Alexa through your phone and plays over your car's speakers.

Later this year, global music streaming platform TIDAL will be available on all Echo devices.

The Echo Input is meant to compete with Google's Chromecast Audio device. It will sell for $35 and later this year be bunded with select third-party speaker system including units from Bose.

Here are some of the more unexpected devices Amazon announced. The Echo Auto will let users bring Alexa smart voice assistant to their cars.


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