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Amazon launches new collection of Echo devices

Mala Bhargava Bangalore | Updated on September 26, 2019 Published on September 26, 2019

Amazon Echo

Amazon has announced an all-new line-up of Echo devices and a set of new Alexa features that gives the user more ways to add the personal assistant to daily life activities. 

Among the new devices is an Echo speaker with an updated fabric design and what Amazon describes as ‘premium sound’, for the ₹9,999 the same price as the previous generation Echo.

One of the smallest speakers in the line up now has a clock showing through its fabric. It’s bright LED display also shows the outdoor temperature, timers, or alarms. It will be available for ₹5,499.

Amazon Echo dot

 

There is also a speaker known as the Echo Studio which Amazon describes as their best-sounding Echo so far, with five directional speakers for immersive studio-quality sound, room adaptation technology, and a built-in smart home hub. This has a price-tag of ₹22,999. This device has Dolby Atmos support and the company says it will pair well with the Fire Stick for bigger sound for movies.

 

 

Amazon Echo studio

 

Echo Studio has been build to create studio-quality sound with its 5.25-inch woofer and 330W of peak power to produce deep, rich bass by using the bass port at the bottom to maximise airflow and bass output from the woofer. 

Echo Studio has a 1-inch tweeter and three 2-inch midrange speakers that deliver dynamic midranges and crisp, high frequencies. Plus, it has a 24-bit DAC and a power amplifier with 100 kHz of bandwidth for high-res, lossless music playback.

"Customers across the country have given feedback on how they love using Alexa - whether it is listening to their favorite music, playing a game with kids, watching videos on Echo Show range of devices, or controlling their smart home appliances," said Parag Gupta, Head of Amazon Devices India.

“We are introducing new Echo devices and features to give customers even more ways to access Alexa— whether that’s through our best-sounding Echo device yet—Echo Studio, or the reimagined Echo and Echo Dot.”

The new devices can be pre-ordered from today.

New Alexa features include being able to interact with the assistant using Hindi or Hinglish. The speed of speaking can also be controlled by voice command. The assistant can also help set up routines easier and talk about her own response to tell you what she heard. Deleting interactions will also be easier. 

Published on September 26, 2019
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